Culture 2020-03-29T16:42:00Z
Linda Roper

A TikTok creator died after documenting her battle with terminal lung cancer from beginning to end, creating an online family of over 1 million followers in the process

Linda Roper, a 71-year-old woman died March 28 of lung cancer. She had amassed a million followers as she shared her journey on TikTok.
Culture 2020-03-25T14:54:00Z
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Inside the life of 15-year-old Charli D'Amelio, the most popular teen on the internet who became the top TikToker for her viral dances and Hype House membership

Charli D'Amelio became the most followed person on March 25, 2020. Even before that she was able to land a spot in a Super Bowl commercial.
News 2020-03-22T11:53:00Z
A composite image of people's photos taken of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eerie playgrounds, social distancing in church, and permission forms to go outside: Photos by regular people show life under coronavirus lockdown around the world

Insider asked for photos from people around the world showing what life during the coronavirus is like. Here's what they sent in.
People 2020-03-20T19:48:00Z

40 books you should read in your lifetime

If you want to become a more well-rounded person, read classic books across different genres. Here are 40 timeless must-read books.
Food 2020-03-18T22:24:33Z

14 things you probably didn't know about Rachael Ray

Even the most devout Rachael Ray fans may not know she was once a waitress, loves burgers and pizza, and hates wearing heels.
Design 2020-03-17T13:52:00Z

23 stunning photos that were taken at the perfect time

Fractions of a second can make the difference between an iconic photo and a blurry outtake. These pictures were timed perfectly.
News 2020-03-06T18:40:36Z

A woman spent years tricking thousands of adoptive parents into thinking she had a baby for them. I was one of her victims.

Adoption scammers aren't always out for money: Some are looking for emotional validation and attention — and that makes them even harder to catch.
People 2020-03-04T14:44:00Z

52 photos show how royal tours have evolved throughout history

From Queen Victoria to Princess Diana and the Kensington Royals, these photos show the evolution and standout moments of royal tours throughout history.
Travel 2020-02-29T10:57:00Z

I visited a typical Dubai neighborhood where locals live, and found a totally different city to the glittering metropolis tourists see. Here's what it was like.

Dubai is one of the world's richest cities, known for its glittering skyscrapers and extravagance. But we rarely get to see how locals actually live.
Lifestyle 2020-02-25T17:07:23Z

21 things you probably didn't know about Gordon Ramsay

Fans of TV chef Gordon Ramsay might be surprised to learn his favorite fast-food order is a double cheeseburger "animal style" from In-N-Out.
People 2020-02-20T18:01:00Z

15 exclusive boarding schools that are attended by royal families around the world

Some of the world's most prestigious schools have welcomed the children of monarchs into their classrooms.
Food 2020-02-18T14:44:45Z

15 things you probably didn't know about Bobby Flay

From how he got his start in cooking to his personal life, you may be surprised by these interesting facts about Bobby Flay.
People 2020-02-14T19:53:00Z

How this Holocaust survivor became a tailor for US presidents and celebrities

A tailor in Brooklyn has been making custom suits for presidents for decades — here's how he does it
Lifestyle 2020-02-10T19:21:00Z

Shocking things you didn't know about every US president

From owning giant blocks of cheese to a prolific wrestling history, here are some surprising facts about each US president.
Entertainment 2020-02-10T01:31:00Z

Inside the life of Fred Rogers, the beloved icon behind 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' and subject of the biopic starring Tom Hanks

Fred Rogers started his career behind the scenes at NBC and worked his way up, eventually getting his own show on PBS, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
Culture 2020-02-06T20:27:01Z

'Kombucha girl' Brittany Broski credits 'gay Twitter' for her viral success, and opens up about being fired for it

Broski, who is the star of the 'Kombucha girl' meme, told YouTuber Anthony Padilla that her original TikTok video received only a few thousand likes.
Culture 2020-02-03T17:33:12Z

YouTube created a viral child star with a bright future. Now the internet is exploiting her as she's unraveling in front of millions.

Lia Marie Johnson's erratic Instagram Lives left fans and other YouTubers scared for her safety, but others have been taking advantage of her online.
Culture 2020-02-03T09:00:15Z

Stunning archive photos featuring intimate family moments from the Middle East show a side of the region often forgotten and ignored

'I really think family archives tell a completely different story about the region than what is told in the mainstream media or history books.'
Entertainment 2020-02-02T15:51:37Z

Kylie Jenner threw an extravagant birthday party for daughter Stormi that included rides, a tie-dye station, and a 'Frozen'-themed room

The event, called "StormiWorld 2," had a giant slide, a ball pit, a "Dumbo" ride, and room inspired by the children's movie "Trolls."
Entertainment 2020-02-01T16:00:13Z

Watch Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth sing 'See You Again' in an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant at Friday's Lakers game

The touching lyrics and chords of "See You Again" echoed through the Staples Center at the first Lakers game since Kobe Bryant's death.
Sports 2020-02-01T14:57:53Z

LeBron James scrapped his prepared speech at the first LA Lakers game since Kobe Bryant's death and spoke 'from the heart'

"So in the words of Kobe Bryant, 'Mamba out.' But in the words of us, 'Not forgotten,'" James said at the Staples Center in LA on Friday.
Culture 2020-01-31T19:20:59Z

Ellen and other celebrities are putting their phone numbers online. Is it too good to be true?

Influencers and celebrities alike are hopping on a new bandwagon — giving out their phone numbers in exchange for personal data.
Culture 2020-01-31T18:11:33Z

Journalist Carlos Maza who feuded with YouTube over anti-gay harassment and free speech is rejoining the platform to 'flood its airwaves with leftist propaganda'

"I do hate YouTube," Maza said. "It's a sh*ty company that exploits its creators and doesn't deserve to exist."
Culture 2020-01-31T16:22:48Z

The owner of a tiger cub in a controversial Logan Paul video was convicted of unlawful possession of a wild animal — and it's going to cost him almost $100,000

The tiger, now called Neil, has a new best friend and a new home at America's Teaching Zoo. His former owner was fined nearly $100,000.
Culture 2020-01-28T22:17:26Z

NikkieTutorials shared emotional interactions she's had with everyone from politicians to neighbors since coming out as trans

The YouTuber admitted to being "the most anxious" she's ever been until seeing the positive response to her coming out video.
Culture 2020-01-28T21:31:00Z

People are flooding TikTok with Kobe Bryant tributes, but critics say some posts cross the line

Some of the most popular videos show a presumed dialogue between Kobe and Gianna in heaven, fans crying, or montages of the Bryant family.
Entertainment 2020-01-26T21:06:19Z

People are roasting Kevin Hart for his 'pointless' and 'basic' speech at the annual Roc Nation brunch

Some Twitter users said Hart's speech was generic and hypocritical, but others said it paralleled Hart's hard work ethic and career.
Culture 2020-01-26T14:00:00Z

YouTuber Jeffree Star shared his viral breakup with millions of fans. Experts explain the dos and don't of social media heartache.

Jeffree Star's social media breakup with Nate is an example of why his lucrative brand is so compelling.
Travel 2020-01-20T12:21:43Z

A Chinese theme park made a live pig bungee jump to try and attract visitors

The Meixin Red Wine Town theme park tied the pig to a cord and dropped it from a 223 foot (68 meter) tower on Saturday, before taking it to be killed.
Culture 2020-01-18T17:33:00Z

33 photos of the Queen doing commoner things that will make you chuckle

Queen Elizabeth II may be the longest-reigning monarch in history, but these photos show that she's just like the rest of us.
Culture 2020-01-18T12:00:00Z

I visited the aging town of Owase and saw how empty houses, lonely deaths, and few children could be the future of Japan

According to the Japanese Statistics Bureau, the population of Japan will fall to just over 100 million by 2050, from around 127 million today.
Design 2020-01-17T21:05:00Z

56 photos that show the evolution of Michelle Obama's killer style

The former First Lady's sense of style has continued to make headlines even after her White House days.
News 2020-01-14T10:46:12Z

Australia's bushfires are producing so much smoke that NASA expects it to travel all the way around the world and return to Australia

NASA said the smoke from the fires devastating Australia had already traveled "halfway around Earth" last week, reaching South America.
Lifestyle 2020-01-13T16:50:37Z

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are at war with the media — and their split from the Royal family shows they are fighting to win

The statement from Princes Harry and William denying Harry and Megan were 'bullied' out of the royal family is the latest in the couple's press fight.
News 2020-01-13T03:37:00Z

Death toll from New Zealand volcano rises to 20, with 2 bodies still missing

The police in December called off a search for two missing people presumed dead after one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes erupted.
Lifestyle 2020-01-12T12:02:31Z

A private chef says Instagram has fueled an isolating, competitive food culture in Japan — and she wants to change it using habits from the French

Shima Tassin, famous for her housekeeping advice in Japan, is urging more families to come together through cooking.
Culture 2020-01-11T16:29:00Z

The 18 biggest scandals of the British royal family

The House of Windsor was founded in 1917 — and they've been at the center of some eyebrow-raising scandals ever since.
People 2020-01-09T15:55:00Z

Photos of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton before they were royals show how drastically their lives have changed

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were both regular people before they married into the royal family.
Travel 2020-01-08T22:12:00Z

34-year-old Melissa Roy just became the first South Asian woman to visit every country in the world —and she did it on her own dime

Melissa Roy is the first South Asian woman to visit all 193 countries. Even more impressively, she did it without a single sponsorship deal.
News 2020-01-06T10:10:47Z

A 56-year-old man charged with murder told authorities he 'accidentally' shot his friend after she honked her horn at him

Angelo Borreson is accused of fatally shooting Angela Wynne, 51, when she arrived at his house early and honked at him to hurry up, reports indicate.
People 2020-01-03T13:44:48Z

Terrifying video shows a 'fire tornado' ripping through the Australian countryside as devastating fires ravage the country

Australia's third-largest island is ravaged by two fires as firefighters battle huge blazes destroying homes, lives, and wildlife across the country.
News 2020-01-02T06:53:44Z

An Australian zookeeper took home monkeys, pandas, and a tiger in order to keep them safe from bushfires

"Right now in my house there's animals of all descriptions in all the different rooms with different pet packs so that they're safe and protected."
People 2020-01-01T13:14:00Z

Why you should opt for the Dutch de-stressing method 'niksen' over 'hygge,' according to a health expert

Naoko Yamamoto, a Japanese author who lived in the Netherlands for 15 years, explains how Niksen can help any stressed person decompress.
Politics 2019-12-30T13:09:00Z

The chilling number of misunderstood 'jokes' in the Christchurch killer's manifesto show how few people understand the disinformation ecosystem of the alt right

Eliot Higgins, the founder of the investigative-journalism site Bellingcat, said disinformation is often homegrown in places like the alt-right community.
News 2019-12-30T11:21:09Z

Australia's bushfires are so bad authorities have to abandon large areas, warning thousands that they could be trapped in the blaze's path

Major roads are now closed with more than 10 fires blazing in the area on Monday as part of one of the country's worst-ever bushfire seasons.
Culture 2019-12-29T15:37:00Z

The 10 European countries that have made the most progress in terms of gender equality

The Nordic countries continue to reign when it comes to gender equality, while smaller European member states are playing catch up.
People 2019-12-26T14:17:22Z

A Canadian restaurant says it turned down a Christmas booking from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle because their security is too much hassle

Deep Cove Chalet, a seafood restaurant on Vancouver Island, said it was asked to host the royal couple but declined because of logistics.
People 2019-12-25T13:14:00Z

Inside the rehab farm run by ex-addicts and convicts, where medication and therapy are replaced with chopping wood and making cheese

Fleckenbühl in central Germany has no waiting lists or applications, and takes in anyone willing to work to change their life around.
People 2019-12-25T12:38:00Z

These photos show some of the most extreme working conditions in the world, from inside an active volcano to deadly mines that have killed 8 million people

Hugh Brown spent eight years on The Cruellest Earth Project documenting some of the 30 million people in the world's most dangerous conditions.
News 2019-12-24T11:46:02Z

A Spanish TV reporter apologized after she appeared to celebrate winning big on the lottery, only to later reveal she won just a reported $5,500

RTVE's Natalia Escudero began screaming and celebrating on camera, but later said that she hadn't wanted to mislead viewers as to the size of her win.
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