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Why Marines Train On A Confidence Course In Boot Camp | Boot Camp
Why Marines Train On A Confidence Course In Boot Camp | Boot Camp

We got an inside look at how United States Marine Corps recruits train on a challenging "confidence course" during boot camp. Senior video correspondent Graham Flanagan spent five days in 2019 at the ...

Published: 10/27/2020
Why Persian Rugs Are So Expensive | So Expensive
Why Persian Rugs Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Hand woven with the finest materials including wool and silk, a single Persian rug can often take years, and sometimes decades to create. A high-quality Iranian carpet can cost tens of thousands of do...

Published: 10/24/2020
How This NYC Restaurant Makes 20,000 Dumplings A Week
How This NYC Restaurant Makes 20,000 Dumplings A Week

Presented by AMEX Before the pandemic, Nom Wah Tea Parlor had two-hour wait times and lines out the door. But come 2020, on its 100th anniversary, the oldest dim sum restaurant in NYC's Chinatown tem...

Published: 10/22/2020
How Tesla's Cybertruck Stacks Up Against The Hummer EV
How Tesla's Cybertruck Stacks Up Against The Hummer EV

GMC has made its foray into electrification with its Hummer EV, a modern take on the popular gas guzzler from the early 2000s. The electric version is just as massive and powerful as its predecessors....

Published: 10/21/2020
How Two Ex-Green Berets Were Lured Into A Disastrous Failed Coup In Venezuela
How Two Ex-Green Berets Were Lured Into A Disastrous Failed Coup In Venezuela

In May, the Venezuelan government released photos and video footage showing a ragtag group of men who appear to have been captured by security forces in a village on the country's northern coast. Acco...

Published: 10/20/2020
Frozen Food: The $300 Billion Idea That Changed How We Eat
Frozen Food: The $300 Billion Idea That Changed How We Eat

From frozen pizza to Eggo waffles to Trader Joe's, frozen food has taken over the grocery store. But frozen food wasn't always this popular. There was a time when Americans bought only a couple of pou...

Published: 10/18/2020
Is The Ethnic Food Aisle Racist? | Open Bias
Is The Ethnic Food Aisle Racist? | Open Bias

Aisles labeled as ethnic, Asian, Mexican, or international are frequently found in supermarket chains across the US. With America becoming more and more accepting of their individual flavors and diffe...

Published: 10/16/2020
Fighting Hunger At Every Table: A Discussion With Farmers, Chefs, And Business Leaders
Fighting Hunger At Every Table: A Discussion With Farmers, Chefs, And Business Leaders

Learn more about the impact of COVID-19 and climate change on world hunger and find out how you can take action in the fight to end global hunger during this virtual event, sponsored by Kellogg and ho...

Published: 10/15/2020
What It Takes To Be A White House Photographer
What It Takes To Be A White House Photographer

Pete Souza served as the official White House photographer for both President Barack Obama and President Ronald Reagan. Souza said for both administrations he put his personal life on hold for eight y...

Published: 10/14/2020
How 2 Million Puzzles A Month Are Made In The Middle Of A Pandemic
How 2 Million Puzzles A Month Are Made In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Presented by AMEX When the pandemic locked people inside, Buffalo Games saw an unprecedented spike in demand for its puzzles. But just as demand was taking off, the company's Buffalo, NY factory was ...

Published: 10/13/2020
Why Frankincense And Myrrh Are So Expensive | So Expensive
Why Frankincense And Myrrh Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Frankincense and myrrh are perhaps best known for their biblical connotations. But this tree sap has been prized across the world for over 6,000 years. These fragrant incense pieces come from the Burs...

Published: 10/09/2020
NYC Street Tailor Aims To Reduce Fast Fashion Waste
NYC Street Tailor Aims To Reduce Fast Fashion Waste

Makayla Wray rigged a hot dog cart and turned it into her mobile tailor shop. Surrounded by fast fashion brands and luxury stores in New York’s SoHo, she mends clothes on the spot to show people that ...

Published: 10/09/2020
How A DC Restaurant Successfully Transformed Its Business Overnight
How A DC Restaurant Successfully Transformed Its Business Overnight

Sponsor Content created by Insider Studios with Stand for Small powered by American Express. When the pandemic hit, the owners of Seven Reasons reimagined their business model, logistics, and communi...

Published: 10/08/2020
How This Company Saved Thousands Of Flowers During The Pandemic
How This Company Saved Thousands Of Flowers During The Pandemic

Presented by AMEX When COVID-19 canceled all its clients' weddings, floral design company Sweet Root Village lost 80% of its business and was stuck with thousands of flowers. So its owners, Lauren An...

Published: 10/06/2020
How A Cleaning Company Offered Essential Services During Uncertain Times
How A Cleaning Company Offered Essential Services During Uncertain Times

Sponsor Content created by Insider Studios with Stand for Small powered by American Express This building and maintenance service business had to ramp up operations when it got a contract for a major...

Published: 10/05/2020
How Chefs In The NBA Bubble Make 4,000 Meals A Week | Big Business
How Chefs In The NBA Bubble Make 4,000 Meals A Week | Big Business

Alexia Grant, aka Chef Lex, was one of 10 chefs invited to cook for players inside the NBA bubble. From her kitchen at Disney World, she launched the pop-up restaurant Comfort Kitchen, specializing in...

Published: 10/02/2020
How Trump Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, Told As A Motion Comic
How Trump Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, Told As A Motion Comic

The United States has recorded over 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. Months of an uncontained coronavirus pandemic have left the US in far worse shape than other countries, like South Korea....

Published: 10/02/2020
5 Leaders Transforming How America Works, Plays, And Invests
5 Leaders Transforming How America Works, Plays, And Invests

Here are five leaders from Business Insider’s list o 100 People Transforming Business, from activists taking on Silicon Valley to entrepreneurs building a more sustainable marketplace. In partnership ...

Published: 09/25/2020
How Bike Shops Kept Up With America’s 121% Spike In Demand
How Bike Shops Kept Up With America’s 121% Spike In Demand

Presented by AMEX When COVID-19 shut down gyms and made public transportation unsafe, Americans turned to bikes for recreation, exercise, and commuting. Leisure-bike sales spiked 121% in the US in Ma...

Published: 09/24/2020
How To Be A Smarter Investor Now | Master Your Money Digital Bootcamp
How To Be A Smarter Investor Now | Master Your Money Digital Bootcamp

The Master Your Money Live Digital Bootcamp series continues with a deep dive into the hows and whys of investing with How to be a Smarter Investor Now — featuring helpful advice for those who are tak...

Published: 09/16/2020
How Ben & Jerry’s Makes Nearly One Million Pints A Day | Big Business
How Ben & Jerry’s Makes Nearly One Million Pints A Day | Big Business

To pump out its famous flavors like Half Baked and Cherry Garcia, Ben & Jerry's Vermont plants run 24-7, operated by hundreds of workers and flavor gurus. Business Insider visited the St. Albans facto...

Published: 09/06/2020
Inside The Richest Zip Code In The US
Inside The Richest Zip Code In The US

Just three miles from Miami sits an exclusive, members-only island that's home to millionaires and celebrities. Here, residents drive around in golf carts, lounge on beaches with sand imported from th...

Published: 09/01/2020
Why Argan Oil Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Why Argan Oil Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Argan oil can cost as much as $300 per liter, making it the world’s most expensive edible oil. Just 20 years ago, however, the production of argan oil was isolated to villagers in Morocco, who sold it...

Published: 08/29/2020
What New Coast Guard Swabs Go Through On Their First Day At The Academy | Boot Camp
What New Coast Guard Swabs Go Through On Their First Day At The Academy | Boot Camp

We got an inside look at what it's like on the first day for new freshmen, known as "Swabs," at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Day one marks the beginning of "Swab S...

Published: 08/23/2020
Why Agarwood Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Why Agarwood Is So Expensive | So Expensive

For thousands of years, agarwood has been known as "The Wood of the Gods." First-grade agarwood can cost as much as $100,000 per kilogram, making it one of the most expensive raw materials in the worl...

Published: 08/22/2020
How Delta Fixes $32 Million Jet Engines | Big Business
How Delta Fixes $32 Million Jet Engines | Big Business

Delta Technical Operations in Atlanta fixes commercial jets for Delta and 150 customers, including the military and other airlines. The bustling operation runs 24-7, repairing everything from landing ...

Published: 08/20/2020
The Rise And Fall Of Chuck E. Cheese
The Rise And Fall Of Chuck E. Cheese

With a combination of arcade games, pizza, and animatronics, Chuck E. Cheese became the go-to spot for kids' birthday parties in the '90s. But a $1 billion debt load and shuttered dine-in service due ...

Published: 08/18/2020
How America's State Police Got Military Weapons
How America's State Police Got Military Weapons

To date, the US has spent over $15.4 billion on the militarization of police. How did local police acquire all of these military weapons? And why do they need them? To answer this question we’re going...

Published: 08/16/2020
Why Eiderdown Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Why Eiderdown Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Real eiderdown is one of the warmest natural fibers you can find, but it doesn’t come cheap, an eiderdown double duvet could cost you over $8,000. Harvested from the nests of wild eider ducks found wi...

Published: 08/15/2020
How The NYPD Became The Most Expensive Police Force In The US
How The NYPD Became The Most Expensive Police Force In The US

New York City has the biggest police budget of any city in the United States. In 2020, the New York Police Department spent $6 billion. But the true cost of the police is well above $10 billion a year...

Published: 08/12/2020
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