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Airbnb diversity business partner explains why ‘diversity is not just good business’

Maria Cuba was an Airbnb host more than a decade ago in Puerto Rico before she applied to work for the home sharing platform. Today she’s diversity and belonging business partner at Airbnb. She has worked on engaging hosts of diverse backgrounds, and providing resources to employees within Airbnb. 

“It’s a matter of really looking at diversity as the one thing that makes us stronger and it makes us serve our communities better. And in turn, it makes our community engaged with our products in a better way,” Cuba told Yahoo Finance Presents: Hispanic Stars.

About five years ago, Cuba and a co-worker started a group at Airbnb called Juntos, which now has chapters in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. 

“We come together, on the one hand, to really just enhance and support the experience that employees are having at Airbnb, giving them opportunities to come together, to learn

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A millennial car customizer who counts Lebron James and Kendall Jenner among his clients explains why he’s expanding his business with a luxury shoe line

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  • Car customizer Vik Tchalikian has a client list that includes Lebron James, Kendall Jenner, and even singer Billie Eilish.

  • In early July, Tchalikian expanded his car business, RDB LA, into the luxury fashion sector by launching a shoe line: RDB Shoes.

  • In an interview with Business Insider, Tchalikian talks about the transition from cars to luxury fashion, and what he’s learned about making high-end shoes.

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To car customizer Vik Tchalikian, it doesn’t matter if you drive a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon or a Honda Accord — if you want a snowplow attached to the front of your car, he’ll do it. 

“Logan Paul had us put a snowplow on the front of his big G-Wagon Mercedes Benz,” Tchalikian told Business Insider. “That job cost almost 30,000.”

Apparently, according to Tchalikian, the snowplow was used just once for a Youtube video

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The world’s most valuable fintech finally explains how much money it makes

Ant Group, the Chinese fintech giant owned by Alibaba, aims to achieve a market value of more than $200 billion when it goes public. Its IPO filings in Hong Kong and Shanghai are finally giving the world a look at the numbers behind that goal.” data-reactid=”19″Ant Group, the Chinese fintech giant owned by Alibaba, aims to achieve a market value of more than $200 billion when it goes public. Its IPO filings in Hong Kong and Shanghai are finally giving the world a look at the numbers behind that goal.

$29 billion IPO last year. Some investors in the company are reportedly looking at a valuation of around $300 billion (paywall)—or more than 100 times its net profit of $2.6 billion in 2019.” data-reactid=”20″The fintech company, which owns the Alipay payments platform, aims to raise more than $20 billion, or even to surpass Saudi Aramco’s $29 billion

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Retired con artist explains how to avoid a COVID-19 scam, and why seniors are the biggest target

Ninety-one per cent of older Canadians believe they are the most vulnerable group that scammers target, according to a new Ipsos survey. The world’s most famous con man turned fraud expert says nothing is better than education to put a stop to it.

Frank Abagnale, who was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie Catch Me If You Can, is part of a video campaign, spearheaded by HomeEquity Bank, to teach Canadians how to identify a scam and how to avoid falling victim to one.

Ipsos said 52 per cent of older Canadians polled (55 and older) say they’ve been the target of a scam and 72 per cent of those surveyed say there has been an increase in COVID-19 related scams since the start of the pandemic.

The poll added that one in three Canadians admitted to falling victim to a scam, and Abagnale hopes that the new

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A fitness expert explains how to tell if a free online workout is worth your time, whether you’re an athlete or new to fitness

The number of online workout options available can be overwhelming. 

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The number of online workout options available can be overwhelming.
  • With gyms in many areas closed for the foreseeable future, both exercise enthusiasts and newbies have turned to online workout videos for inspiration. 

  • Although Youtube, Instagram, and beyond have plenty of free, convenient videos, not all of them are led by qualified professionals and some won’t be as effective long-term. 

  • A quality workout will help you build muscle and strength over time, and doesn’t make unrealistic promises, according to fitness expert Alex Koch. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

If, like many of us, you’ve taken to the internet to find a way to work out during the pandemic, the number of options and programs available can be overwhelming. And without a prior background in fitness, it can seem impossible to know which one to choose, or tell if a workout

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Julie Chen Explains How Big Brother All-Stars Is Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Big Brother Preparing for All Stars Season, Contestants Undergoing COVID-19 Tests: Reports

Each contestant must test negative for the coronavirus before entering the house

Ahead of the Big Brother premiere, host Julie Chen is opening up about the precautions being taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The hit CBS competition show returns for its second All-Stars installment on Wednesday, and potential houseguests are currently undergoing a quarantine and COVID-19 testing phase to determine who’s eligible to participate in the production.

For the first time ever, the cast will be revealed during the live two-hour season premiere.

“As we speak right now, they’re quarantining by themselves in homes that we’ve rented for them,” Chen recently told Entertainment Tonight. “They’re getting tested every few days. They will go in once they’ve been clean and clear for at least 14 days and then even once they get in the house, they’re still

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Heat’s Leonard stands for anthem, explains why

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends.

He also makes this clear: ”I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said.

Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem.

Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say ”Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of ”The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World.

”Some of the conversations I’ve had over the past three days, quite literally, have been the most difficult,” Leonard told The Associated Press prior to the game. ”I am with the Black

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Venice Director Alberto Barbera Explains How He Programmed a Festival in a Pandemic

It’s been a strange and challenging year for all film festivals, which made this morning’s announcement of the Venice International Film Festival lineup all the more striking. Somehow, artistic director Alberto Barbera assembled a program of more than 50 films from around the world. It’s the first major fall festival to reveal its full lineup.

While Venice may add titles in the days ahead, it’s clear that this year’s edition won’t look like previous ones. The 2019 selection included splashy premieres with Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, and Meryl Streep; this version of Venice has fewer starry American films, reflecting our current inability to travel to Europe. The Venice selection still offers much to explore with at least one significant Oscar contender, a range of promising new work from international auteurs and newcomers, and nearly 50 percent of its competition featuring women directors.

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An award-winning cam girl explains how online porn has changed in 18 years, from shaky webcams to six-figure salaries

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  • HottyTEEN69 has been a host on ImLive, a site where people can pay to watch cam girls, for nearly 18 years. 

  • She joined to help pay for her university fees in Romania back when the company was founded in 2002. 

  • Though camming sites like OnlyFans and IsMyGirl have caught the popular imaginary now, the early aughts were like the ‘wild west’ for adult entertainment sites. 

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Camming — live-streaming sex shows, typically from a bedroom — has grown into one of the most lucrative parts of the adult entertainment industry, earning models upwards of $100,000 a year.

In fact, the pandemic has fueled the multi-billion dollar camming industry, as lockdowns created an audience (people who couldn’t go out), and new models (people who lost jobs and sought ways to make money from home).

But long before the pandemic, and long before

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COVID-19 cases are rising in West Sacramento. Mayor explains what’s behind the surge

Few communities are immune to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, it seems. That’s of little consolation to Mayor Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento, where infection rates have risen dramatically in the past two weeks.

“The situation is very problematic,” Cabaldon said Tuesday. “It’s no comfort that it’s the case across the region and across the state.”

A month ago, West Sacramento was seeing one new case a day. Some days the city recorded no new cases at all, according to data compiled by Yolo County’s Health and Human Services Agency. The record for one day was six, reported in early April.

In the past few days, however, daily infections have risen significantly. The city had either 10 or 11 new cases reported on four separate days last week.

Cabaldon said many of the new cases are originating in private family gatherings — a belief echoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom

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