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We asked 2 of Citigroup's top executives what they look for when hiring senior investment bankers

Citigroup's investment bank has been making strides in recent years to compete for top honors in the league tables.<p>The bank, already a strong performer in arranging bonds and loans, has made marked progress in 2017 in both its mergers-and-acquisitions advisory and equity-capital markets …

Team Building

One of the worst US presidents in history wasn't just incompetent — it was his beliefs that led to failure

<b>• US President James Buchanan is considered one of the worst presidents in American history.</b><p><b>• His failure can't simply be attributed to incompetence.</b><p><b>• The Pennsylvania native was overly sympathetic to Southern interests.</b><p>History hasn't looked too fondly upon former US President James Buchanan.<p>Just …

James Buchanan

Over 200 years ago, a US president served 2 cabinet posts at the same time

<b>• US President James Monroe was the only person to ever simultaneously fill two Cabinet positions.</b><p><b>• He served as both Secretary of State and Secretary of War during the War of 1812.</b><p><b>• His actions during the war helped the United States avoid losing the war.</b><p>US President Donald Trump's administration …

James Monroe

2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months relied on a controversial weight-loss strategy

The way Christopher Payne sees it, when you're trying to lose weight, "You're basically a scientist of your own body."<p>Payne is the author, along with Rob Barnett, of the book "The Economists' Diet: The Surprising Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off," in which they teach readers how to use …

Fitness

20 US presidents who belonged to shadowy secret societies

Secret societies always get the ominous treatment in fiction.<p>Are there any movies with remotely benevolent secret orders? Most fictional secret societies are usually more bogged down with dressing in outdated robes, chanting ominously, doing sacrifices, or hatching nefarious global plots.<p>So, to the …

Ulysses S. Grant

Here's what it was like to be George Washington, who will soon be dethroned as the richest president in US history

As Brett LoGiurato previously reported for Business Insider, the real estate mogul released a report in July claiming to be worth around $8.7 billion. However, Forbes estimates his net worth is closer to $3.7 billion.<p>Since the president-elect hasn't released his tax returns, his financial situation …

Mount Vernon

6 things successful people do when they return from a long weekend

<b>• Some people across the US received some extra time off thanks to Presidents' Day.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke with several productivity and work experts to get tips on how to bounce back from a long weekend.</b><p><b>• They recommended hitting the ground running on your first day back.</b><p>An extra day off makes …

Productivity

The top 20 presidents in US history, according to historians

It should come as little surprise to anyone that, for the third time in a row, historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the best US President.<p>But what about our newest former president?<p>As part of C-SPAN's third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, almost 100 historians and biographers …

James K. Polk

13 American presidents who escaped attempts on their lives

Four out of 45 US presidents have been assassinated over the course of American history.<p>But many more chief executives escaped assassination attempts thanks to heroic bystanders, diligent guards, misfiring pistols, and crazy luck.<p>Even two presidents who were eventually assassinated escaped previous …

Robert E. Lee

Here's the favorite drink of every US president

No one knows more about political drinking than author Mark Will-Weber, whose book "Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking" explores the stories behind each president's favorite alcoholic beverage.<p>"Presidents drink for the same reasons we all drink," …

Alcohol

6 ways to keep your skin healthy and smooth during the winter, according to a dermatologist

If it feels like your skin has been screaming lately, you're not alone.<p>Winter months in cold climates can be a recipe for dry, itchy, angry skin. "Xerosis," if you prefer the scientific term.<p>But figuring out how to keep skin moisturized in the winter can be confusing. Should you change your diet? …

Skin Care

Wise quotes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from every US president

In honor of President's Day, we collected some of the finest aphorisms to come from the Oval Office.<p>They include life lessons from George Washington, leadership advice from Thomas Jefferson, and reflections on character from Abraham Lincoln.<p>These leaders all had one of the toughest, most important …

Martin Van Buren

The secret history of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, which was almost killed from the menu before becoming Trump's staple sandwich

<b>• McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich — the first new non-hamburger item added to the fast food giant's menu — went nationwide in 1965.</b><p><b>• It was the brainchild of Cincinnati-based McDonald's franchise owner Lou Groen.</b><p><b>• Groen came up with the idea when he found that the Catholic practice of abstaining</b> …

McDonald's

20 incredible photos from one of the most legendary war photographers of all time, who was killed on assignment during the Arab Spring

After 15 years covering major conflict zones, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed by a mortar shell on April 20, 2011 while traveling with rebels in Libya.<p>It was and still is an unmitigated tragedy.<p>Hondros' photos from conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and …

Middle East

Trump supporters have their own dating websites now — and they're already sparking controversy

The dating game has become more political than ever. A 2016 Tinder study found 71% of online daters consider political differences to be a dealbreaker.<p>And now, two online dating sites — Trump Dating and TrumpSingles — have arisen to indulge one side of that growing divide.<p>The two sites brand …

Donald Trump

11 of the best books you can read in a week

If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them.<p>From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day.<p>But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't …

Books

11 insider facts about working at Walt Disney World only cast members know

<b>• Walt Disney World employees are all referred to as "cast members."</b><p><b>• This includes everyone from the costumed character performers to the ride operators to the people working in retail.</b><p><b>• The park also reflects a show business-like environment by requiring cast members to stay "in character" while</b> …

Walt Disney Company

Bill Hader has no clue if he's getting residuals for voicing BB-8 in 'The Force Awakens'

Bill Hader is known for his characters while doing eight seasons of "Saturday Night Live," playing the lovable leading man in "Trainwreck," and his voice work on everything from "South Park" to "Inside Out."<p>But he also helped bring to life one of the most memorable characters of the current "Star …

Bill Hader

A $150 million seed fund is on the hunt for the next hot startup — and this spring, it will scour 5 southern cities on its search

AOL founder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance are headed to the southern United States to find the next big startups. They've got millions of dollars to invest from 38 of the country's highest-profile investors, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former New York City mayor Michael …

Michael Bloomberg

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are modern royals — and their lives couldn't be more different from Queen Elizabeth's at their age

Being a member of the British royal family today is a drastically different job than it was half a century ago.<p>Across the globe, people look at Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, both 36 years old, as the picture of elegance. People saw Queen Elizabeth II the same way in 1963, when she was 36 — but …

Kate Middleton

7 performance-boosting habits top Olympic athletes have in common

Olympic athletes are the best in the world at what they do.<p>They dedicate their lives to reaching the top levels of their chosen sport, knowing that they'll have just a few moments to put their years of work to the test.<p>Right now, we're seeing athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin put their training to …

Mikaela Shiffrin

19 years later, Columbine High School massacre survivors say they still struggle and have debilitating anxiety

When a mass shooting grips a nation, as it did Wednesday as reports of a shooting at a Florida high school unfurled, many individuals follow media coverage closely for updates.<p>For survivors of The Columbine High School massacre, the experience is different. Every new mass shooting has the ability …

Mental Health

Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires.<p>There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively.<p>In …

Africa

There's a simple trick called the 'bar test' for deciding if someone is right for you — here's how it works

Sometimes when you're with someone, you just know it's working. Other times, you might need a bit of encouragement to come to the right conclusion. After all, you don't to waste your time on someone who's wrong for you.<p>Finding a partner is even more complicated because of how prolific online dating …

Relationships

The alleged reason Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split is a cautionary tale for any couple

After seven years of being together — two of which they were married — actress Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have decided to split. The news came out Thursday from an official statement by the couple to the Associated Press.<p>"This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. …

Justin Theroux

The 3 most popular majors at every Ivy League school

An Ivy League education is often thought to be a ticket to future successes. The most recent admissions numbers— with acceptance rates in the single digits — shows just how sought after a degree from their campuses can be.<p>So what do undergraduates at the eight Ivy League schools like to study? …

eLearning

Cisco staffers have an inside joke that shows how badly the 34-year-old company is trying to re-invent itself

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cisco may be associated with licensing fees and vendor lock-in, but the $218 billion router and switches company wants to change that.<p>So much so, in fact, that executives at the company have an inside joke about moving old products onto a new revenue model.<p>"We joked internally …

PAVE

A 32-year-old CEO who sold his company for $1.9 billion explains why fundraising isn't a business plan

Nat Turner is quick to point out that this didn't happen overnight.<p>Turner's the CEO of Flatiron Health, a company that the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday agreed to pay $1.9 billion for, valuing the company at $2.1 billion. It's the second major acquisition for the serial entrepreneur …

Venture Capital

The most exciting city in every state — and the most boring one you can probably skip

Debates about "best" and "worst" cities elicit strong feelings. It's a tricky issue because such debates are largely subjective.<p>So Business Insider attempted to use data to definitively prove which are the most exciting and most boring cities in every state across America.<p>To do that, we took counts …

Demographics