Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a cosmetic dermatologist, had problems with my toner and rosehip oil and suggested trying a new sunscreen.

The author (left) and skincare products (right).
The author (left) and skincare products (right).
The author (left) and skincare products (right).
The author (left) and skincare products (right). Photo: Canela López/Insider

By Canela López

I’ve never really thought I have “good” skin, the kind you see in the “after” photos on skincare commercials.

My skin is on the oilier side, and I get some hormonal acne on my jawline. But, for the most part, I’ve come to the conclusion that my skin is fine.

I also started testosterone this week — a hormone-replacement therapy used to treat gender dysphoria in trans and nonbinary people. …


As hospitals scramble to handle the pandemic, some parents are struggling to see their babies in the NICU. The results could be catastrophic.

Photo: Samantha Lee/Insider

By Sarah DiGregorio

Back in May, Elijah Zorn lay in his incubator, all 3.8 pounds of him, a ventilator mechanically inflating his tiny chest. He was six weeks premature and had suffered a lack of oxygen to his brain at birth. He was airlifted from one hospital to another in critical condition. No one knew if he would survive.

Beside him sat Jeremy, his exhausted father. Elijah’s mother, Riannon, was miles away, recovering at home after a…


Interviews with 17 former college athletes, insights from previous investigations, and input from experts suggest an alarming pattern of abuse.

Several college athletes said they subjected to psychological abuse from their coaches.
Several college athletes said they subjected to psychological abuse from their coaches.
Several college athletes said they subjected to psychological abuse from their coaches.
Several college athletes said they subjected to psychological abuse from their coaches. Photo: Samantha Lee/Insider

By Lindsay Dodgson

Hillary Dole’s first Toque Friday ended with a broken nose and a bloody face.

The event, she told Insider, was an annual tradition for the Cornell University softball team when she joined as a freshman in 2017. All new recruits were instructed to pull beanie hats over their eyes and stand in a line. Then, while they were effectively blindfolded, their teammates and coach yelled at them to run.

“It was confusing, chaotic, intimidating, and I didn’t…


The Portuguese star usually eats six healthy meals each day and avoids refined sugars and alcohol. I do not do these things.

The author (left), his food (center), and Cristiano Ronaldo (right).
The author (left), his food (center), and Cristiano Ronaldo (right).
The author (left), his food (center), and Cristiano Ronaldo (right).
Eating like Cristiano Ronaldo was delicious, but it was also expensive, and just far, far too much food. Photo: Barnaby Lane/Insider; Barnaby Lane/Insider; Pedja Milosavljevic/Getty Images

By Barnaby Lane

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players of all time.

The 36-year-old forward is the highest scorer in soccer history, having scored an astonishing 782 career goals. He’s also won the Ballon d’Or five times and 30 major honors during spells with Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

On Tuesday, he broke another record, becoming the highest scorer in European Championship history.

But his success hasn’t come easily.

“If you have…


“Nine Perfect Strangers,” starring Nicole Kidman, is a standout, as well as a new “Law and Order” spinoff called “For the Defense.”

A scene from “Reservation Dogs.”
A scene from “Reservation Dogs.”
A scene from “Reservation Dogs.”
Taika Waititi is an executive producer on “Reservation Dogs.” Photo: FX

By Libby Torres

Lots of new shows are coming to networks like FX, Hulu, NBC, and more this summer and fall.

Standouts include “Reservation Dogs,” a comedy that is executive produced by Taika Waititi, and Hulu’s limited-series “Immigrant,” which will star Kumail Nanjiani.

Here are all of the upcoming TV shows we can’t wait to watch in a few months.

Note: Many of these newly-announced shows do not have exact premiere dates yet. …


An expert in African American history education, LaGarrett King, breaks down the school system’s flaws and explains how to teach Black history better.

Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman.
Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman.
Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman.
In American schools where Black history is taught, students often learn about historical figures including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Harriet Tubman. But studies have shown that Black history education is often inadequate, superficial, and misinterpreted. Photo: Getty Images

By Natalie Colarossi

Protests against racism and police brutality swept the nation last summer, and US schools are still behind in teaching Black history to students.

To date, there are no federal requirements for teaching Black history in the US, and only a handful of states have mandated curriculums to ensure that teachers discuss any Black history subjects.

Even then, a lack of oversight makes it difficult to determine if teachers are truly following curriculum guidelines.

A…


On Monday, Teigen admitted to “poking fun” at celebrities to get attention on Twitter and apologized for what she called “horrible tweets.”

Chrissy Teigen.
Chrissy Teigen.
Chrissy Teigen.
Chrissy Teigen. Photo: Bravo/NBCUniversal/Getty Images

By Moises Mendez II

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen has been accused of bullying several celebrities and newsworthy figures since joining Twitter in 2009.

Teigen was widely acclaimed on Twitter for her biting commentary, particularly about Donald Trump. She even faced a harassment campaign led by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which led her to take a break from the platform in March.

But her past tweets have been recently re-examined in the wake of The Daily Beast’s May…


I tried using the chips in cookies and in pancakes and found that I needed to cut them up in order to achieve well-rounded treats.

The chocolate chips (left) and the cookie (right).
The chocolate chips (left) and the cookie (right).
The chocolate chips (left) and the cookie (right).
A Tesla engineer worked with Dandelion to create a “perfect” chocolate chip. Photo: Rachel Askinasi/Insider

By Rachel Askinasi

Bakers have been using small chunks of chocolate — now commonly shaped like little dollops and called chips — for nearly a century.

Ruth Wakefield, who ran the Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, is credited with the invention of this iconic treat sometime around 1938.


If you don’t leave instructions or a tip for your Instacart shopper, your order could be delayed, or you may not receive the best service.

Jen, an Instacart shopper, (left) and a screenshot of the Instacart app (right).
Jen, an Instacart shopper, (left) and a screenshot of the Instacart app (right).
Jen, an Instacart shopper, (left) and a screenshot of the Instacart app (right).
An Instacart shopper revealed the common mistakes she sees customers make when they order groceries through the app. Photo: JEN-on-the-GO!; sdx15/Shutterstock

By Melissa Wiley

Jen, 54, an Instacart shopper, told Insider she’d worked for the grocery-delivery company since April 2020.

As a full-service shopper, Jen buys groceries for other people and delivers them to customers’ doorsteps six days a week near her home in Massachusetts, she told Insider.

She told Insider about common mistakes people make when ordering groceries through Instacart. Jen requested to be referred to by her first name only in order to speak…


“I’m just excited for more trans and nonbinary folk to know that there’s a full diversity of ways that you can express yourself,” Rev. Rohrer said.

Rev. Megan Rohrer.
Rev. Megan Rohrer.
Rev. Megan Rohrer.
Rohrer said they hope to show trans people that they can live a full, happy, and successful life. Photo: Rev. Megan Rohrer

By Kelsey Vlamis

Last month, Rev. Megan Rohrer became the first openly transgender person to be elected bishop in a major Christian denomination in the US.

Rohrer, a pastor at San Francisco’s Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, was elected bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. With about 3.3 million members, it’s one of the largest Christian denominations in the US. …

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