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.
Former New York City Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
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 of the 2020 election, spout conspiracy theories, and echo disproven lies.

One of his equally glassy-eyed fellows claimed that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez — a man who died in 2013 — helped rig the 2020 election.

Giuliani sweat so profusely that his hair dye ran down his face. He visibly spit into the audience during a pandemic. He waxed philosophical about a favorite movie. It was like being stuck in a conversation with a drunken person at the dumbest country club. …


Dr. Joy Henningsen says she felt muscle aches and soreness six hours after getting the Pfizer shot, but felt almost back to normal 48 hours later.

Joy Henningsen receiving the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on January 7.
Joy Henningsen receiving the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on January 7.
Joy Henningsen receiving the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on January 7. Joy Henningsen

By Joy Henningsen

Dr. Joy Henningsen is a diagnostic radiologist at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

I was extremely fortunate to receive the initial dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 17, the first week it was offered in the United States outside of a clinical trial. …


When a parent is stressed, depressed, abusive , or over-involved, their kids respond — with mental health impacts for a lifetime.

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If parents have open communication and adequately set rules, young adults feel higher levels of family satisfaction. Photo: AP

By Allana Akhtar and Caroline Hroncich

For better or worse, how your parents behaved when you grew up has had — and likely will have — a lasting impact on who you are today.

Clinical and research psychologists have studied how adults suffered from poor parenting for decades. Whether your mom or dad was over-involved in your life or neglectful, there are negative consequences to certain types of parental behavior.

While young children emulate their parents early on, adolescents and adults who recognize negative behavior can manage the influence parents have on them, said Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and the author of “Who Stole My Child?: …


Ruth Ben-Ghiat says although Trump is leaving office, his loyalists who remain in power could create more chaos to undermine the Biden administration.

Trump supporters stand on the US Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol.
Trump supporters stand on the US Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol.
Trump supporters stand on the US Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

By Ruth Ben-Ghiat

“I know you’re disappointed, but I want you to know that our incredible journey is just beginning,” President Trump told his followers via video on January 7, finally acknowledging his loss to Joe Biden in the November 3 election. …


The most successful people know there are more benefits to taking up a hobby than simply blowing off steam.

Former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates likes to play bridge.
Former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates likes to play bridge.
Former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates likes to play bridge. Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters

By Hillary Hoffower and Marguerite Ward

The most successful people know there is more to life than simply eating, sleeping, and working — it’s about enjoying life, too.

Right now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, you might find yourself social distancing and with a lot more time on your hands. If so, now’s a great time to take up a hobby, something that can not only help relieve stress, but can even help make you more successful.

Playing a musical instrument, for example, can stimulate your creativity, analytical skills, and fine motor skills. Reading can boost different types of intelligence and exercising can help with mental acuity. …


Executive coach Peggy Caruso says scheduling time for self-care and checking in with loved ones can help you avoid fixating on negative thoughts.

A woman meditates.
A woman meditates.
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By Peggy Caruso

It can be challenging to be fully active in all aspects of your life, both personally and professionally, while avoiding unhealthy and negative behavior. Because of this, there are many people who stay so focused on their day-to-day routines and obligations that they miss very important signs of stress that can affect their career and family.

After an early life filled with abuse, financial challenges, tragedy, and being solely responsible financially and emotionally for two children, I found myself overwhelmed by the negatives in my life. …


We rounded up the most memorable and candid images of Trump from the last four years, which will come to define his presidency.

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Photo: Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images

By Oma Seddiq and David Choi

President Donald Trump’s time in office has been personified by broken traditions, from declining to release his tax returns in the beginning of his tenure, to high turnover rate of his officials even in the final days of his presidency.

Many of these controversies have also been portrayed by White House photographers tasked with capturing the behind-the-scenes moments that define a presidency: the highs, the lows, and everything in between. …


Experts are investigating the spread and behavior of coronavirus variants, including whether vaccines work on them. Here’s what we know so far.

An image shows a coronavirus under a magnifying glass.
An image shows a coronavirus under a magnifying glass.
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By Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce

Experts are urgently investigating three different coronavirus variants — first identified in the UK, South Africa, and Japan — that have caused explosive outbreaks and are spreading around the world.

UK healthcare services risk becoming overwhelmed within weeks as the number of new infections surges. Certain hospitals in London have already run out of oxygen, essential for keeping people with coronavirus alive.

Japan, meanwhile, has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo amid rising cases of the variant, which was brought into the country by travelers from Brazil, and the variant is spreading in Brazil too. South Africa tightened its lockdown restrictions on December 29 because of a variant causing cases to spike. …


In 1963, MLK called for a national minimum wage. Today, McDonald’s workers across the nation are on strike to achieve $15 an hour.

Karesha Manns, a McDonald’s worker in Memphis, Tennessee, who is striking for $15 an hour.
Karesha Manns, a McDonald’s worker in Memphis, Tennessee, who is striking for $15 an hour.
Karesha Manns, a McDonald’s worker in Memphis, Tennessee, who is striking for $15 an hour. Karesha Manns

By Karesha Manns

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech, delivered while he was in Memphis to support Black sanitation workers striking for better working conditions, he declared that “we’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end.” He was killed the next day, but his fight for racial and economic justice — including a fair, livable wage for all working people — didn’t end with his death. …


Early retirees tend to share the same habits when it comes to growing wealth, living their ideal lifestyle, and having a positive frame of mind.

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Early retirees tend to have a similar set of habits. Photo: darekm101/Getty Images

By Hillary Hoffower

It takes a lot of diligence and dedication to retire early as a self-made millionaire.

Some have done it as young as 28, while others achieve financial independence in their 50s. Either way, early retirement isn’t a feat everyone can manage.

As the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement has grown, Business Insider has spoken with many early retirees. …

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