As of Election Day 2020, 1 in 3 Americans live in a state where adults can legally buy cannabis. Here’s what we know about the drug.

Bob Leeds, co-owner of Sea of Green Farms, shows some of the marijuana he produces during a tour of his company’s facility in Seattle, Washington June 30, 2014. Photo: Jason Redmond/Reuters

By Erin Brodwin and Julia Naftulin

Marijuana’s official designation in the US as a Schedule 1 drug — something with “no currently accepted medical…

Experts agree: This virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But it’s possible that in the months ahead we’ll devise bright new ways to fight back.

Experts agree: The novel coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Photo: Samantha Lee/Insider

By Andrew Dunn, Aria Bendix, and Hilary Brueck

As the pandemic approaches its second year, the coronavirus has morphed into a tougher foe.

Several mutations…

Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic press conference underscored how little President Trump has to back his claims of election fraud. It was also hilarious.

Former New York City Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Image

By Linette Lopez

On Thursday former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — representing the President of the United States — took to television to decry the outcome…

“I haven’t told my new employer about my vision impairment because, for the first time, it doesn’t matter,” says Rachel Christian.

Rachel Christian say remote work has greatly improved career opportunities for the blind and low-vision community. Photo: Rachel Christian

By Rachel Christian

As someone in the blind and low-vision community, the expansion of remote work has been an economic game-changer.

Normally, people with visual impairments face major hurdles…

Antivirals that can be taken orally are “one more piece of the larger puzzle of solving the COVID problem,” one public-health expert told Insider.

Companies are racing to develop a pill that can treat COVID-19. Irene Jiang/Business Insider

By Andrew Dunn

Another COVID-19 breakthrough could be just weeks away, but this time with pills instead of shots.

Two large drugmakers — Pfizer, and Roche…

Instead of running away, you can reset someone’s negative impression by learning from the mistake, moving on quickly, and showcasing your strengths.

Making mistakes in your career is inevitable, so what matters is how you recover from them. Tetra Images/Getty Images

By Harrison Monarth

In May on a trip to Jamaica, I was invited for a drink with the legendary music producer Chris Blackwell, at his Goldeneye resort. We…

Instead of buying a house in this madcap market, writer Michelle Chikaonda paid off five figures of credit card debt in 18 months.

The author, Michelle Chikaonda, realized that paying off her debt was what she really needed to do. Photo: Michelle Chikaonda

By Michelle Chikaonda

I went into 2020 with five-figure credit card debt. Just under 18 months later, in mid-June 2021, I paid it off completely.

That wasn’t…

Alabama is one of the least vaccinated states. As four Black women have found, community ties can cut through an avalanche of misinformation and fear.

Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson, second from left, during a door-knocking vaccine drive on June 30 in Birmingham, Alabama. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

By Mia Jankowicz

Dorothy Oliver has about six people left to go.

Since COVID-19 vaccines were introduced, customers at her general store haven’t been able…

Jason Cabrera manages 22 people and their payroll. “Anything that goes wrong, anything that goes right, it all comes back to me,” he said.

Jason Cabrera, 19, told Insider his four biggest takeaways from his first seven months managing a restaurant. Zerb Mellish for Insider

By Anna Cooban

A 19-year-old manager of a chicken restaurant earning $50,000 a year told Insider what he’s learnt in his first seven months on the…

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