Microsoft's AI-powered Bing can now write cover letters, and it shows how fast the technology is evolving
On Wednesday, the new Bing refused to write a cover letter, citing ethics concerns. By Thursday, it was a different story.
We tried the AI-powered version of Microsoft Bing. Its huge, user-friendly search box and detailed responses make it so much better than Google.
Insider gave the search engine Bing a try after Microsoft announced the integration of an AI language tool it said is more powerful than ChatGPT.
I unashamedly love working from bed. I wrote an entire book from under the covers, and it's where I'm most productive.
Lottie Gross, a freelance travel writer, refuses to be ashamed of working from bed for the first few hours of her day and defends her "WFB" setup.
War in Ukraine and weather-related disasters have disrupted climate action. Here are 6 ways the private sector can mobilize sustainable transformation.
Global weather disasters and the war in Ukraine have disrupted climate action. Here are six ways companies can mobilize sustainable transformation.
Kanye West's antisemitic rants are the tip of a much longer spear
Ye's comments echo a very long history of antisemitic tropes.
I listed 'sex work' on LinkedIn and caused a viral uproar. This is the last time I'll defend that choice.
Arielle Egozi added "sex work" to their LinkedIn in July, saying that sex work taught her to set boundaries, accept rejection, and expect respect.
The climate has changed — so should our economics
2022 is already shaping up to be another year of extreme climate-related disasters. We have an opportunity to take steps toward rapid decarbonization.
Mitch McConnell says efforts to overturn the 2020 election were 'not good' but American democracy is 'very solid'
"I wouldn't be worried about that one," McConnell said of American democracy, according to NBC News.
If you don't want a recession, stop talking about it
If you measure an economy by looking at the labor market, we're as far away from a recession as we've been in decades, says Paul Constant.
Elon Musk dumped 75% of Tesla's bitcoin last quarter, and wants out of his deal to buy Twitter. Plunging asset prices and recession fears may explain why
Musk may be having second thoughts as Tesla, Twitter, and bitcoin have plunged in value this year, and the US economy is hurtling towards a recession.
Why impact investing needs to be 'decolonized' to help the people most affected by climate change and inequity
People are seeing impact investing and ESG principles as vehicles for solving some of the world's biggest problems, but it's important to not exclude the groups it was designed to help.
5 ways brands can move people from just talking about sustainability — to taking real action
While 90% of people say they are willing to change their actions to be more sustainable, there is still a gap between what people say, and what they do. Brands need to message more personal impact and outcomes in order to drive real change.
The West needs to stand up to China's moves in the Pacific
China's foreign minister Wang Yi's recent tour of the islands was a bid to increase Beijing's influence in the region, writes Alexander G?rlach.
Want to be a sustainability leader? Get away from the screen and go see it in action
Eunice Heath, global corporate director of sustainability at Dow, says leaders need to step away from their screens and see sustainability in action. She shares how unlikely community partnerships can reshape the future of our planet.
Americans agree — companies should invest in workers, including paying employees a livable wage
Recent polling shows that 85% of Americans agree that America's largest companies can help reduce income inequality by raising their minimum wage to a living wage.
I ate like Warren Buffett for a week — and it was miserable
Coca-Cola galore, ice cream for breakfast, steak, and no vegetables. Here's what it's like to diet like Warren Buffett.
OPINION: Media activist shares how Musk could change Twitter
Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion, but a watchdog group is warning that Musk might restore extremist accounts in the name of free speech.
Leaders in sustainability share their perspectives on the future of workplace wellness as normalcy returns
Members of the Financing a Sustainable Future's advisory council share how perspectives and policies around employees have changed during the pandemic, and increased focus on social justice.
We're Opendoor execs who took paternity leave. It didn't just improve our personal lives — it made us better leaders.
CTO Ian Wong and VP of engineering Mark Kinsella say leading by example sends a message that employees should prioritize family and personal life.
I was a Facebook graphic content moderator in Kenya. I thought a tech job would change my life — instead it made me feel like I was living in a horror movie.
Working for Facebook left Daniel Motaung with severe psychological stress. He says the company owes African moderators better working conditions.
Raising interest rates won't fix the real reason behind inflation: price-gouging and corporate greed
The high cost of goods right now isn't just a product of the pandemic. It's also a result of years of corporations squeezing the supply chain.
Economic policy is full of false assumptions that benefit the wealthy and undercut average Americans — just look at how CEOs are paid
Theorists say paying CEOs in stock options incentivizes them to act like shareholders and boost the bottom line at all costs.
Actually, permanent daylight-saving time is a terrible idea
Advocates of same-all-year time either want to waste daylight in the summer or force you and your kids to wake up in the dark for months every winter.
I was in El Salvador, where bitcoin was accepted everywhere. Here's why their risky crypto experiment just might work.
El Salvador has a lot riding on its bitcoin experiment. Here are signs that its risky bet might pay off.
A Yale professor's new book sheds light on a seemingly obvious way to negotiate
His approach is deceptively simple: Calculate the incremental benefits created by an agreement — what he calls "the pie" — and share those equally.
Congress treats the Congressional Budget Office like a crystal ball for legislation, but one economist says their models are built on flawed assumptions
Economist Mark Paul says the office's cost-benefit analysis of Biden's Build Back Better plan falsely assumed that public spending is wasteful.
The SEC is considering requiring US companies to disclose their climate impact. Here's what that means for corporations and investors.
The anticipated rule comes in response to pressure from green groups as well investors who want more information on climate-related risks.
The wealthy elite who gather in Davos to talk about saving the planet always ignore the best solution: paying more taxes
Economist Peter Goodman says Davos' promotion of "win-win solutions to every problem" is a "great way of avoiding sacrifice."
I'm a working mom who's had no choice but to homeschool my kid. The government should offer more aid for families like mine.
"I don't have a full-time 'job,' but I'm literally doing the job of a hundred different people. Where's my check?" Melissa Petro said.
How abortion bans widen the gender pay gap and diminish women's economic power
Economist Caitlyn Myers says women denied access to abortion can face increased financial stress and decreased workforce participation.
Germany and the US aren't going to deter Putin with a few sanctions and frozen bank accounts. It's going to take a strong, democratic alliance to stop the war in Ukraine.
Germany, the US, and Europe need to end any reliance on Russian gas, send weapons to Ukraine, and stand as one alliance to fight back against Putin.
Elon Musk and Peter Thiel were both Silicon Valley outsiders until they joined forces to form PayPal. A new book reveals details of their tumultuous rise to the top.
Author Jimmy Soni painstakingly and sympathetically charts the paths of two unlikely allies who built one of the most influential companies in tech.
I was paying off school loans while I was the secretary of education under Obama. Here's why Biden needs to cancel student debt.
John B. King Jr. says the student debt crisis falls disproportionately on students of color and is urging President Biden to make college debt-free.
Why it's crucial for lawmakers to protect and empower unions as union popularity rises across the US
To truly strengthen unions, Congress must enact pro-union protections at a federal level, says Pitchfork Economics' Paul Constant.
Wall Streeters peak between 36 and 40, according to a Harvard social scientist. Here's what they forget to plan for in the second half of their lives.
In 'From Strength to Strength,' Arthur Brooks explains why many financial high achievers face a rude awakening as they approach retirement.
Instagram reels aren't dead yet — here's why Meta's battle with ByteDance has only just begun
TikTok has seen a meteoric rise in use over the last year. But Facebook is still holding on to key parts of the social media market.
Side hustle and 'polywork' culture is really just a desperate reflection of a low-paying job market
"It's one thing to want to work multiple jobs — it's another to feel like you have to," says business writer Stephen Moore.
It's not just inflation — corporate greed is also partially to blame for the rising prices you're paying
Starbucks blamed labor costs and supply shortages for higher prices — all while increasing their CEO's pay by 40% to $20 million.
Employer-based health insurance was a failure during the pandemic. Here's how single-payer healthcare could do better.
Nearly 20% of the United States' annual GDP is tied up in healthcare costs, yet approximately 30 million Americans are uninsured.
How businesses can better help employees disconnect from work and why it matters
Encouraging workers to fully log off during non-work hours is the key to healthy rest, recovery, and renewed productivity.
I just tried to buy altcoins in the UK and it was a nightmare. Here's how I ended up with $10 locked in an eToro account — and why I think it's a sign that crypto needs a bear market.
An Insider investing reporter tells of her frustrating experience buying crypto in the UK and why an industry winter might not be such a bad thing.
Many Americans think of education and transportation as public goods, but they're actually heavily privatized. Here's why that's a problem.
Privatizing public goods may provide efficient services for consumers who can afford them, but it fails to provide basic human security for everyone.
With tips, restaurants can pay workers as little as $2 an hour. It's why no one's coming back to work.
The "subminimum wage" allows restaurant owners to outsource their payroll expenses to customers, one expert argues, and hurts tipped workers.
Performance evaluations at Amazon are so predatory and opaque, they drove me to quit. Here's how I navigated the worst weeks of my career.
Patrick McGah was a research scientist at Prime Air. He resigned after he was put in the company's performance-evaluation program.
I made sure to have perfect attendance at work, and it backfired. Here's why I'll prioritize self-care going forward.
"I haven't been more appreciated because of my attendance, but rather just established myself as a person more work can be asked of," writes Ryan Fan.
The Federal Reserve's plan to combat recessions rarely works and often benefits the already-rich — here's why
The Federal Reserve is to blame for the 2008 recession, one author argues. Here's what they could do differently next time.
Congress needs to stop day trading, says Senator Mark Warner, a former VC and entrepreneur
Day trading is a conflict of interest and can violate the Stock Act, as members of Congress know what will affect the market before the public.
OPINION: Play-to-earn games like Axie Infinity are blowing up right now, but they look a lot like Ponzi schemes
The game is redistributing money from new players to more established players like a ponzi scheme with built in deniability.
In many states, workers still earn only $7.25 an hour. If we want to fix the 'labor shortage,' it should start with raising wages.
Low-paying industries are seeing high rates of turnover and their lack of progress is holding back the entire American economy, says Paul Constant.