Travel 2021-12-22T12:01:00Z
Side by side images of the writer in French Polynesia and overwater bungalows she stayed in

I saved over $7,000 on a dream trip to French Polynesia with easy travel hacks. Here's how I did it.

French Polynesia is an expensive place, but there are ways to cut costs without sacrificing the over-the-top luxury for which the islands are known.
Style 2021-12-18T00:22:00Z
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Two mini tea pot earrings filled with tea leaves and oil

This Florida-based jeweler creates earrings filled with real tea

The Prickly Thorn sells fun designs like tea-filled earrings, necklaces, and rings in addition to tea set and dessert platter pieces.
Food 2021-12-21T17:17:41Z
potato gratin

8 surprisingly easy Christmas dinner sides Michelin-starred chefs swear by

Insider asked Michelin-starred chefs to share their favorite Christmas side dishes, plus tips so you can make them at home.
Travel 2021-12-22T13:01:00Z
A windmill in Solvang and a windmill in Denmark
Travel 2021-12-21T13:01:00Z
The author at The Little Nell hotel.

I stayed at the luxury Aspen hotel where Britney Spears and Beyonce have vacationed. Here's what impressed me.

When the rich and famous vacation in the country's most expensive ski town, they often stay at The Little Nell hotel. Take a look inside.
Style 2021-12-15T20:52:00Z
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Beaded ring being made

Jeweler crafts wooden rings with beaded inlay inspired by his Indigenous culture

Jeweler Issac Shoulderblade creates wooden jewelry with hand-beaded embellishments inspired by his native heritage.
Travel 2021-12-21T21:52:27Z

I'm in my mid-20s and just took my first plane ride. Here are 7 things that surprised me about flying.

The most basic aspects of flying can be surprising to those who have never traveled by plane before.
Celebrity 2021-12-23T12:34:10Z
Gordon Ramsay and his daughter Holly Anna Ramsay at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in California.

Gordon Ramsay shares his support for daughter Holly as she marks her 1-year anniversary of being sober

Holly Ramsay took to Instagram to mark her first year of sobriety, writing in a statement: "Alcohol and antidepressants do not mix well at all."
Health 2021-12-22T21:31:25Z
A slice of protein banana bread, and Rachel Hosie in a mirror selfie.

6 of my favorite high-carb snacks that helped me lose fat and build muscle in 2021, dietitian-approved

High-carb snacks, like chocolate oat cookies and oat cakes with peanut butter, helped Insider reporter Rachel Hosie lose body fat and build muscle.
Health 2021-12-22T20:37:54Z

13 great human-food snacks for your dog and 4 foods that could be toxic

Dogs can eat foods like bananas, watermelon, cucumbers, and more — but you should never give your pup avocadoes.
Lifestyle 2021-12-22T20:23:15Z

Stolen wallets and groping Santas: Midtown Manhattan's Christmas tourists are back — and so is their bad behavior

After a quiet 2020, tourists are once again flooding America's Christmas capital. But it's not all cocoa and cheer for the workers who serve them.
Food 2021-12-22T19:58:19Z

I made Ina Garten's favorite brisket and the easy recipe was perfect for the holidays

Ina Garten's go-to holiday beef brisket could feed a whole family.
Style 2021-12-22T19:13:03Z

The best and wildest looks celebrities wore in 2021

From Kim Kardashian's all-black Met Gala look to Zendaya's Venice Film Festival dress, here are the best and wildest looks celebrities wore in 2021.
Pets 2021-12-22T19:12:26Z

The 12 best cat toys in 2021, from interactive toys to catnip-filled mice

We narrowed down the best cat toys from among the dozens we've tested with our kitties. These are the best scratcher and laser toys, mice, and more.
Style 2021-12-22T19:05:20Z

The most daring looks Zendaya wore in 2021, from bold cutouts to gowns with thigh-high slits

From her tan gown at the Venice Film Festival to the sheer dress she wore to a "Dune" after-party, these are Zendaya's most daring looks this year.
Travel 2021-12-22T18:21:00Z

I spent 60 hours on overnight Amtrak trains. Here are 9 things that surprised me the most on long-haul rides.

Insider's reporter spent 60 hours onboard long-haul, overnight Amtrak trains to and from New York and Miami in both the roomette and bedroom cars.
Health 2021-12-22T18:05:03Z

6 couples-therapy techniques that anyone can try at home

Experts shared tips for couples who don't have the money or time to go to therapy that are easy to do at home in your own time.
Culture 2021-12-22T17:26:02Z

A TikTok mom who went viral for posting a dance video from her baby's hospital room said she was just trying to 'be positive'

Whitney Leavitt's since-deleted TikTok showed her dancing next to her hospitalized baby. After receiving backlash, she spoke out to defend the video.
Food 2021-12-22T17:04:12Z

This Greek baklava has been in my family for generations. I learned how to make my dad's easy recipe, and it's perfect for the holidays.

Insider's reporter has been eating baklava during the holidays for as long as she can remember. Here's how to make her family's easy recipe at home.
Food 2021-12-22T17:02:41Z

I tried the chicken biscuits from 3 Southern fast-food chains, and I'll stick to my favorite from Chick-fil-A

Our reporter thought each sandwich had some redeeming qualities, but she preferred Chick-fil-A's chicken biscuit over the others.
Health 2021-12-22T16:29:25Z

I worked out like Megan Fox for a week, and I think I could keep it up — with a few adjustments

Megan Fox's trainer, Harley Pasternak, combines strength training and cardio. An Insider reporter found the routine challenging but doable.
Royals 2021-12-22T16:11:22Z

Virginia Roberts Giuffre's lawyer says Meghan Markle could be called upon to testify in the Prince Andrew lawsuit as she may have 'important knowledge'

"She is somebody who we can count on to tell the truth," David Boies, the attorney representing Virginia Roberts Giuffre, told The Daily Beast.
Health 2021-12-22T16:01:03Z

Reese Witherspoon swears by a 13 minute skincare routine morning and night. Here's what she does for ageless skin at 45.

Witherspoon said she moisturizes, treats dark spots, and uses clean beauty products to keep her skin ageless, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T15:05:37Z

Catholic nun slams Paul Verhoeven's lesbian convent film 'Benedetta': 'We're not obsessed with sex. You guys are'

"Benedetta" has been described as "blasphemous" and "pornographic filth" by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property.
Food 2021-12-22T14:16:24Z

I ordered the same meal from Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, and Whataburger, and I preferred the crispiest chicken tenders

An Insider reporter compared the chicken tenders and fries from Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, and Whataburger to determine which chain's meal was best.
Culture 2021-12-22T13:45:27Z

Korean-American influencers say US interest in Korean culture is helping their careers, but they worry it could also be masking casual or overt racism

Insider spoke to six Korean-American influencers about how the popularity of Korean culture, food, and TV shows in the US is impacting their careers.
Royals 2021-12-22T12:30:27Z

Princess Charlene of Monaco shared her annual family Christmas card while recovering from exhaustion in a treatment facility

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene's husband, told People she "was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally" and could not face official duties.
Style 2021-12-22T12:02:00Z

24 of the most bizarre outfits celebrities wore in 2021

Stars like Kim Kardashian, Emma Corrin, and Machine Gun Kelly turned heads as red-carpet events returned in 2021.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T11:49:43Z

Claire Foy calls sex scenes 'the grimmest thing you can do' in acting

Foy — best known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown" — said the feeling of being exploited was a certainty after filming sex scenes.
Home 2021-12-21T22:21:31Z

A couple and their 5 kids live 'unblended' in 2 separate suites in the same house

Shelley Hunt and her partner, Peter Verge, live in separate suites with their combined five kids from previous relationships.
Health 2021-12-21T21:37:17Z

11 of the best sex tips we learned from sex educators, therapists, and a dominatrix in 2021

Try writing a sex script, incorporate a weekly "willingness window" into your sex life, and be honest about your anxieties, experts told Insider.
Parenting 2021-12-21T20:49:23Z

I used to hate the holidays. Now dressing my family in matching pajamas is the one thing I look forward to.

Though she once judged those who sported matching pajamas, the author came to love this tradition, and it's now her favorite part of the holidays.
Travel 2021-12-21T20:24:40Z

Fiji is open to tourists for the first time in nearly 2 years. Here's what my visit was like.

The country has been closed off to international travelers since March 2020. As of December, tourists from certain countries were allowed to visit.
Lifestyle 2021-12-21T19:28:00Z

A fan missed his own jumbotron marriage proposal at a Miami Dolphins game

The stadium staff posted the proposal graphic on the scoreboard during halftime, but the man proposing was out of his seat.
Lifestyle 2021-12-21T19:19:24Z

I tried 5 different brands of powdered hot cocoa, and the best felt like drinking a bar of chocolate

I reviewed Ghirardelli, Hershey's, Land O'Lakes, Publix, and Swiss Miss hot cocoa powders to find the best mix to buy. Here's how they compared.
Health 2021-12-21T17:58:07Z

After multiple surgeries, I'm 'sick, sore, lame, and disabled.' I want Trevor Noah to know I enjoy life.

The author says she wants Trevor Noah to know there is still joy in life even after surgeries that lead to disabilities, and she hopes he finds his.
Food 2021-12-21T17:39:00Z

Jude Law says he learned to cook vegetarian food for his kids to 'respect their choices'

Jude Law told "River Cafe Table 4" host Ruthie Rogers he cooked vegetarian food for his kids because he "had to respect their choices as veggies."
Style 2021-12-21T17:36:28Z

30 of the best holiday outfits worn by first ladies

First lady Michelle Obama wore her trademark sleeveless dresses in festive colors for the holidays, while Melania Trump favored designer coats.
Travel 2021-12-21T16:10:08Z

24 of the wildest things that happened at Disney theme parks in 2021

Disney theme-park incidents this year included a TikTok star being banned, people breaking dress code, and Skyliner gondolas crashing.
Food 2021-12-21T15:35:34Z

I tried every burger at In-N-Out and the Double-Double 'animal style' burger was my favorite

An Insider reporter recently went to In-N-Out and ordered and ranked every burger, including the ones on the chain's "not-so-secret" menu.
Parenting 2021-12-21T15:14:46Z

Burnt-out school teachers say they are having to 'beg, borrow, and steal' to cover for missing staff as Omicron spreads

Teachers across the US are seeing an uptick in positive cases. Some argue that going back to virtual learning could hurt their students.
Food 2021-12-21T14:28:51Z

I tried double cheeseburgers from 9 fast-food chains and the tastiest was also the best deal

An Insider reporter tried double cheeseburgers from nine fast-food chains and thought In-N-Out had the most delicious burger for the best price.
Parenting 2021-12-21T14:09:48Z

Talking to kids about menopause could help break down one of the biggest taboos in women's health

As women talk more openly about periods, postpartum, and general health, it's time for them to also speak up about menopause.
Parenting 2021-12-21T14:06:41Z

As a gay man I'm often told I don't deserve to have children of my own. I absolutely disagree, and here's why.

The author shares how he was attacked for openly saying he wants to have children of his own with his husband, instead of adopting.
Travel 2021-12-21T12:01:00Z

Here's why 9 beloved Disney attractions closed and what took their place

When these Disney theme park rides closed permanently, they were some of the toughest for fans to let go.
Lifestyle 2021-12-20T20:58:40Z

A wedding therapist says you shouldn't have to deal with setting boundaries for your in-laws by yourself

It's common for issues to pop up with your in-laws. A wedding therapist recommends letting your partner take the lead on setting boundaries with them.
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