The Louisiana Slaveowner Who Even Appalled Other Slaveowners

For a fire to break out at a 19th century New Orleans townhouse was not especially unusual. But for no slaves to emerge from the blaze that engulfed the home of Madame Delphine LaLaurie, one of the city’s wealthiest women, was downright unheard of. Bystanders urged the LaLauries (Delphine’s husband, Louis, happened to be around […]

This $52 green moisturizer is so good at reducing redness I don’t even need foundation after I use it

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Dr. Jart+ Color-correcting is a common makeup trick that uses principles from the color wheel to neutralize discoloration like redness, sallowness, and more. The mint-green color in Dr. Jart+ Cicapair […]

Some government contractors could go unpaid even after the shutdown ends

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Approximately 800,000 federal government employees have gone without pay since the third government shutdown of the year went into effect just after midnight on December 22. A portion of these workers are employed as contractors, which means their payments come from a third party. If the government is not working with that […]

Gigi Hadid wore a shirt held together by a single button, but that wasn’t even the boldest part of her all-orange outfit

Splash News On Tuesday, Gigi Hadid was spotted in New York City wearing an all-orange outfit. The model’s shirt was held together by a single small button. But her lace-covered orange jeans, made by sustainable couture label RVDK, and $ 1,295 printed Christian Louboutin boots stole the show. Bella Hadid wore a similar style of […]

Ellen DeGeneres is considering quitting her TV show, even though she is the highest-paid talk show host in the world

Kevork Djansezian/Getty According to The New York Times, Ellen DeGeneres is considering retiring from her daytime talk show she has hosted for over 15 years. The Times said that she has received conflicting advice, and changed her mind several times. DeGeneres was the second highest-paid TV host in the world this year, according to Forbes, […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's birthday meditation in Myanmar is co cringeworthy we can't even

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s trip to Myanmar where he meditated on a “concrete floor” has brought on a barrage of online mockery for being both a cartoonish whim of the super-rich and a ‘tone deaf’ choice of country on top of that. Dorsey, with a net worth of some $ 4.5 billion, felt the righteous […]

Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy

Enlarge (credit: Waymo) The Wednesday rollout of Waymo One, Waymo’s commercial self-driving taxi service, falls far short of expectations the company itself set earlier in the year. In late September, a Waymo spokeswoman told Ars by email that the Phoenix service would be fully driverless and open to members of the public—claims I reported in […]