It’s normal to experience professional envy at work – here’s how to use it as motivation

Professional envy can have positive and negative repercussions. Getty Images / martin-dm Experiencing envy at work is normal, and it can be turned into a positive force for motivation. Professional envy can either create an unhealthy work environment or inspire employees to set new goals. To reduce hostility, foster an environment of collaboration instead of competition. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Back when she was in college, Alaina G. Levine used to envy fellow students who seemed to have their entire lives mapped out. A physics and astronomy student at the University of Arizona, her own direction felt unclear – while they, on the other hand, appeared to… Read More

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I can’t get vaccinated because of an immigration loophole. I feel invisible – and constantly worry about falling seriously unwell or infecting others.

Mairead Finlay working in Madeira, the Portuguese island where she lives. Mairead Finlay British nationals in Portugal like Mairead Finlay had to change residency paperwork after Brexit. She has been unable to get vaccinated because she still hasn’t been issued with a new permit. “As people embrace their new freedom, I feel invisible, stuck in an endless merry-go-round.” See more stories on Insider’s business page. I’ve been turned away from getting a COVID vaccine three times because of a paperwork issue. After Brexit took effect at the end of 2020, British citizens in Portugal like me had to get new paperwork to obtain a health number here – a condition… Read More

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Evergrande’s looming default is spooking markets, but three top analysts say this isn’t China’s ‘Lehman Brothers moment’

Evergrande is China’s second-biggest property developer. Noel Celis/Getty Images Markets are worrying over the fate of giant Chinese property developer Evergrande, which is in big trouble. Yet a number of top analysts have said China’s government is likely to contain the problem and insulate the global economy. However, Michael Burry of “Big Short” fame is among those worried that Evergrande’s demise could send shockwaves across markets. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The fate of Evergrande, a highly indebted Chinese property developer, has become a worry for investors around the world. Evergrande is China’s second-biggest property developer and has huge debts, with around $300 billion of liabilities to banks… Read More

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49ers report card: A 2-0 road trip with two different paths to victory

PHILADELPHIA — Here is how the 49ers (2-0) graded in their 17-11 win Sunday over the host Philadelphia Eagles (1-1): PASS OFFENSE: B San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) celebrates a touchdown with teammate George Kittle (85) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  Jimmy Garoppolo overcame an erratic start (6-of-12) and completed 16 of his final 18 passes. A 40-yard catch-and-run by Deebo Samuel was followed by an 11-yard, last-read throw to Jauan Jennings for his first career touchdown (and first catch). Chipping away at the Eagles’ tough defense involved short… Read More

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iPhone 13 deals are extra aggressive this year, here’s why

Image: Apple “You get free iPhone upgrades for life!” “You get a $500 gift card for switching carriers!” I can almost hear Oprah shouting the many competing offers from all the carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon — as soon as the Apple “California Streaming” event was over. They’re all offering huge incentives to entice you to trade-in an old device, switch carriers, then sign up for a top-shelf cellular plan. If you’re in the market for a new carrier and iPhone right now, you can probably land yourself a “free” iPhone 13 (or only pay a nominal fee for the flagship iPhone 13 Pro Max), even if you’re preordering… Read More

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Fearful California family in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

By BERNARD CONDON and JULIE WATSON | The Associated Press Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan’s capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban. They’ve moved seven times in two weeks, relying on relatives to take them in and feed them. Their days are an uncomfortable mix of fear and boredom, restricted to a couple of rooms where they read, watch TV and play “The Telephone Game” in which they whisper secrets and pass them on, a diversion for the children that… Read More

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Hours after 9/11, the US military turned to Delta Force, and Delta Force scrambled to get operators back in uniform

Spencer Platt/Getty Images After the September 11 attacks, the US military turned to its special operators to conduct the first missions into Afghanistan. Among them was the US Army’s Delta Force, but some of its most experienced members had left the Unit in the months before the attacks. Without much time to prepare, Delta Force was willing to make those operators a deal on their terms to get them back into uniform. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The moments after the second plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, America’s elite special-operations units knew they were going to war. As the country’s national mission force,… Read More

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A discount store in Maine is closing after losing half its staff. Despite a ‘help wanted’ sign in the window, only 5 people applied for a job in 6 months, its owner said.

Workers say they’re leaving their jobs because of low pay, bad benefits, and a lack of flexible hours. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A discount store in Wiscasset, Maine, says it’s closing down because of the labor shortage. The owner of Big Al’s Super Values Store told WMTW that the store had lost about half of its staff. He’d only received five job applications in six months, he told The Times Record. See more stories on Insider’s business page. A discount store in Wiscasset, southern Maine, says it’s closing after 35 years in business because of the labor shortage. Al Cohen, who owns Big Al’s Super Values Store, told local news station… Read More

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Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children test positive for Covid-19

By Alexandra Meeks | CNN Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s four children have tested positive for Covid-19, his office said in a statement Friday. “Yesterday, two of the Governor’s children tested positive for Covid-19,” said spokesperson Erin Mellon. “The family is following all COVID protocols.” The Democratic governor, his wife and their two other children have since tested negative for the virus, Mellon told CNN. It is unclear which children tested positive. “The Newsoms continue to support masking for unvaccinated individuals indoors to stop the spread and advocate for vaccinations as the most effective way to end this pandemic,” Mellon added. In July, Newsom and his wife pulled two… Read More

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Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A court in Rwanda says the man who inspired “Hotel Rwanda,” Paul Rusesabagina, has been found guilty of terror-related offenses. Rusesabagina boycotted Monday’s announcement after declaring he didn’t expect justice in a trial he called a “sham.”  He has so far been convicted of the formation of an illegal armed group, membership in a terrorist group and financing a terror group. The verdict is still being read out on charges of murder, abduction, and armed robbery as an act of terrorism. He was charged along with 20 other people. The ruling comes more than a year after Rusesabagina disappeared during a visit to Dubai, United Arab… Read More

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