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The 18 best white dress shirts for men

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  • White dress shirts are the perfect base from which to build your look.
  • There is nothing quite as sharp as a crisp white dress shirt.
  • Even if you're foregoing a tie, a white dress shirt amps up your style.
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Your closet should include some space for white dress shirts, preferably several in varying degrees of formality. The white dress shirt is a perfect base from which to build your look, an essential, like flour in the pantry or vodka in your bar cabinet.

We've gathered together some of the best white dress shirts out there, from the very formal that you're probably only going to wear once or twice a year (but should still own) to everyday workhorses you'll get plenty of use out of. We've included a few Oxfords in the mix, which are defined by their button-down collar and the heavier Oxford cloth they're made from. Even though some do not consider them true dress shirts, they have become a standby for office wear and de facto dress shirts that just are a bit more laid back.

Here are the best white button-up shirts:

Charles Trywhitt Semi-Spread Egyptian Cotton Deco Weave Shirt
Charles Trywhitt white dress shirt

Charles Trywhitt's Deco Weave Shirt is made from silky Egyptian cotton and is crisp, classic, and ready for work or play.

Charles Tyrwhitt started out as a British mail-order company in the 1980s but has since grown into an international men's clothier specializing in dress shirts. The Deco Weave Shirt is made from a silky mid-weight Egyptian cotton fabric with a breathable, textured weave. It has two-button cuffs and a clean front without a pocket, but you can have one added for $8.95.

Semi-Spread Egyptian Cotton Deco Weave Shirt (button) State & Liberty Springer White with Navy Accents
State & Liberty Springer dress shirt

State & Liberty's Springer shirt is ultra soft, stretchy, cut to emphasize the athletic, inverted-triangle body shape, and can be worn casually to reveal navy blue accents at the placket and cuffs.

State & Liberty crafts dress shirts and other clothing with comfort, performance, and athletic builds in mind. The Springer looks like a typical white dress shirt but is cut to emphasize the athletic V-body shape and is made from a super soft, stretchy, wrinkle free active-wear performance fabric more commonly found in your workout gear. The Springer looks great with a suit and tie but can also be worn more casually, revealing a pop of navy blue at the placket, and inside the collar and cuffs. 

Springer White with Navy Accents (button) The Tie Bar Herringbone White Non-Iron Dress Shirt
Tie Bar Herringbone white dress shirt

The Tie Bar Herringbone non-iron white dress shirt comes in a wide range of sizes, has a subtle herringbone pattern, and comes with a reasonable price tag.

The direct-to-consumer brand Tie Bar has made its name with ties and formalwear that are well made and priced right at $55 or three for $140. Their Herringbone non-iron white dress shirt features a subtle herringbone pattern with a slight sheen for a little something extra, a semi-spread collar, and a little more length at the hem so your shirt stays tucked in. It's made from 100 percent cotton but is specially treated so it won't wrinkle after being washed and dried and stays looking crisp all day long.

Herringbone White Non-Iron Dress Shirt (button) Gitman Bros. Vintage Button Down Oxford
Gitman Bros. VIntage Button-Down Oxford

Made in the U.S. of a strong but soft cotton fabric, the Gitman Bros. Vintage Button Down Oxford is a classic that will never go out of style. 

With a family history in the apparel business that stretches back to 1932, Gitman Bros. Vintage is one of the last shirt makers with all its production still in the U.S. Their Button Down Oxford is a classic made with the same cloth they've been using for more than 40 years that's long-wearing but soft and only gets softer with each wash. This made-in-the-U.S. shirt is cut slim and is pre-shrunk and unlined at the collar and cuffs for a lived-in feel that still looks sharp.

Vintage Button Down Oxford (button) Indochino Helston Plain-Front White Tuxedo Shirt
Indochino Helston Plain-Front White Tuxedo Shirt

Indochino, known for its nicely priced customizable suits, also offers a made-to-measure Helston Plain-Front White Tuxedo Shirt that can be further customized to fit your body and your style. 

Indochino, the brand that helped revolutionize the online custom suit business, also offers dress shirts that are made to measure. The measuring process is straightforward and only takes a few minutes to complete. The Helston Plain-Front White Tuxedo Shirt is made from fine cotton and the collar style, cuffs, and placket are customizable. Since it's a tuxedo shirt, it's meant to be worn with traditional studs at the placket that are sold separately. 

Helston Plain-Front White Tuxedo Shirt (button) Ralph Lauren RLX Tailored Fit Stretch Shirt
Ralph Lauren Purple Label RLX Shirt

The Ralph Lauren RLX Tailored Fit Stretch Shirt combines the beautiful tailoring you'd expect from the Purple Label line and an Italian fabric that provides great mobility and breathability. 

If you're going to splurge on a white dress shirt, it should be a Ralph Lauren Purple Label dress shirt. More specifically, it should be the RLX Tailored Fit Stretch Shirt. Combining the beautiful tailoring you'd expect from the brand, the Italian fabric is a cotton-lyocell blend that's soft, breathable, and has plenty of stretch for a clean look and a comfortable you. It features genuine mother-of-pearl buttons, a spread collar, and buttoned barrel cuffs.  

RLX Tailored Fit Stretch Shirt (button) Banana Republic Standard-Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt
Banana Republic Standard Fit Shirt

The Banana Republic Standard-Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt is a workhorse of a shirt that will keep you looking sharp even after a long flight or a hard day on the job. 

The Banana Republic Standard-Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt gives you exactly what you want in a workhorse dress shirt: wrinkle resistant 100 percent cotton fabric; seams, armholes, and collar that are specially treated to stay smooth; and cross-stitched buttons that are securely fastened. This shirt will take a beating and still look smart. 

Standard-Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt (button) ASOS DESIGN Stretch Slim Fit Work Shirt in White
ASOS DESIGN stretch shirt

The ASOS DESIGN stretch slim fit work shirt is a no-frills version that has a nice bit of stretch and incorporates responsibility sourced cotton into the fabric. 

ASOS is best known for its fast fashion, but the British brand also makes white dress shirts that are timeless and beloved by bartenders and wait staff across the globe. The stretch slim fit work shirt is a basic dress shirt made of stretch cotton and sits close to the body so it won't bunch around the middle. The best part, besides the price, which is just over $20, is that this shirt is part of the company's push for sustainability. The company responsibly sources the cotton used in this shirt. 

Stretch Slim Fit Work Shirt (button) Suitsupply White Giro Inglese Extra Slim Fit Shirt
Suitsupply White Giro Inglese

The Suitsupply White Giro Inglese Shirt is customizable, made from Egyptian cotton at a renowned Italian mill, and nicely priced for what you get. 

Over the last 20 years, Suitsupply has cemented its reputation as a brand that gives you a massive bang for your buck when it comes to quality. The White Giro Inglese extra slim fit shirt continues this tradition. Made from Egyptian cotton by Italy's renowned Albini textile house, this shirt has a subtle texture and is tailored for a slim fit through the chest, waist and hip. The shirt is customizable from the collar style and height to the type of buttons (13 different aspects of the shirt can be altered). 

White Giro Inglese Shirt (button) Everlane Slim Fit Japanese Oxford
Everlane Slim Fit Japanese Oxford

Everlane's Japanese Oxford is durable without sacrificing comfort and looks as good with a tie as it does thrown over a tee. 

Everlane's Slim Fit Japanese Oxford delivers just what you want in this style of shirt. It looks as good with a tie as it does when thrown over a tee and is tough enough for everyday wear without sacrificing softness. The fabric is made in Japan and the shirt is put together at an ethical factory in Vietnam. This shirt is part of the company's Uniform collection, meaning they'll replace it within a year of purchase for free if it gets a hole, shrinks, or has some other mishap, within reason.

The Slim Fit Japanese Oxford (button) T. M. Lewin Non-Iron Twill Button Cuff Fitted Shirt
T. M. Lewin Non-Iron Twill Button Cuff Fitted Shirt

The T. M. Lewin Non-Iron Twill Button Cuff Fitted Shirt is a classic that's easy to care for, wrinkle resistant, and will add polish to whatever you pair it with.

The British heritage brand T. M. Lewin has been around for more than 120 years, so they know how to make a dress shirt that looks good, feels good, and will stay that way for a long time. I have T. M. Lewin dress shirts that are more than a decade old and still look smashing, so to say they're durable is an understatement. Plus, they'll help bring a polish to whatever you pair them with. The Non-Iron Twill Button Cuff Fitted Shirt is a wash-and-wear classic with a flattering cut for most body shapes.  

Non-Iron Twill Button Cuff Fitted Shirt (button) Ministry of Supply Aero Zero Carbon Neutral Dress Shirt
Ministry of Supply Aero Zero Carbon Neutral Dress Shirt

Ministry of Supply's Aero Zero Carbon Neutral Dress Shirt is sustainably made, stylish, and super comfortable. 

Boston-based Ministry of Supply is an engineering firm disguised as an apparel brand. The company, founded by two MIT students in 2012, is one of the leaders in using innovative technology for business wear. The Aero Zero Carbon Neutral Dress Shirt goes even further since it's 100% recycled and milled using solar power. It's light, stretchy, has vent holes at the underarms, and doesn't look like workout gear trying to masquerade as a dress shirt. 

Aero Zero Carbon Neutral Dress Shirt (button) Proper Cloth Reda Off-White Merino Wool Dress Shirt
Proper Cloth Merino shirt

Proper Cloth's Reda Off-White Merino Wool Dress Shirt combines impeccable style with the benefits of Merino wool and the ability to customize the shirt to the nth degree. 

Proper Cloth is a custom clothing brand that goes above and beyond when it comes to the choices you're given, and more importantly, the results that are backed by a Perfect Fit Guarantee, meaning they'll remake it for free if it isn't a perfect fit. I wanted to highlight Merino wool as a dress shirt fabric option as it's an amazing material that's cooling in the summer and warming in winter, naturally wrinkle and odor resistant, lightweight but sturdy, and has a wonderful handfeel. While it's difficult to get a true white with wool, this version from the Italian company Reda is the closest I've seen. Further, Proper Cloth lets you customize this shirt from the cuffs to the yoke.

Reda Off-White Merino Wool Dress Shirt (button) J. Crew Bowery Wrinkle-Free Stretch Cotton Shirt
J. Crew Bowery Wrinkle-Free Stretch Cotton Shirt

J. Crew's Bowery Wrinkle-Free Stretch Cotton Shirt is a wash-and-wear dress shirt that won't let you down whether you're a work or on a date. 

Crew's Bowery is another workhorse of a dress shirt that's made from a soft cotton with a touch of stretch from added elastane. It's wrinkle resistant so you can throw it on and go whether you're headed to your job, a date, or meeting your soon-to-be in-laws. 

Bowery Wrinkle-Free Stretch Cotton Shirt (button) Kamakura Shirts Tokyo Slim-Fit Cutaway Dobby Dress Shirt
Kamakura Shirts Tokyo Slim-Fit Cutaway Dobby Dress Shirt

Japanese label Kamakura Shirts makes beautifully crafted shirts at reasonable prices. The Tokyo Slim-Fit Cutaway Dobby Dress Shirt has a subtle vertical stripe pattern and an elegant cutaway collar. 

Kamakura Shirts is a Japanese label that's been around since the '90s and has steadily made a name for itself for its beautifully made shirts that are reasonably priced. The Tokyo Slim-Fit Cutaway Dobby is a dress shirt that's made in Japan of 100 percent cotton using a special Dobby loom that imparts a subtle vertical striped pattern to the fabric. It features a clean front, without a placket or a chest pocket, and an elegant cutaway collar.

Tokyo Slim-Fit Cutaway Dobby Dress Shirt (button) Brooks Brothers Stretch Regent Regular-Fit Dress Shirt
Brooks Brothers Regent Dress Shirt

Brooks Brothers has been making dress shirts for more than 200 years. So, Yes, they know how to make them right. 

Any discussion of white dress shirts needs to include Brooks Brothers. After all, the brand has been around since James Monroe was president back in 1818 and has been the uniform for both work and play for generations of Americans. The Stretch Regent Regular-Fit Dress Shirt is wrinkle-resistant, has a touch of added stretch, and features the brand's signature six pleats at the cuff, and its famed quality. The Regent fit sits close to the chest and body. There are six other fits to choose from, including a big and tall option. 

Stretch Regent Regular-Fit Dress Shirt (button) Deo Veritas Tab Collar White Twill Dress Shirt
Deo Veritas Tab Collar White Twill Dress Shirt

If you're looking for a classic Tab collar dress shirt, you can design one with Deo Veritas' straightforward website that offers a vast range of customization options. 

Deo Veritas is another DTC custom-shirting company that allows you to design your dress shirt from the fabric up through a fairly straightforward online process. Their claim to fame is the extraordinarily fast turnaround time of 14 days. The brand also offers a fit guarantee, meaning on your first order if there's a measurement error they'll fix the issue no matter who was at fault. If you're looking for a classic Tab collar, they've got it, along with 18 other styles and 10 choices of white fabrics (with close to 200 fabric choices total), among other customization features. You can even choose between a fused or sewn collar interlining (for a $10 up-charge).

Tab Collar White Twill Dress Shirt (button) Todd Snyder + Hamilton Tuxedo Shirt
Todd Snyder + Hamilton Tuxedo Shirt

Hamilton, which has been around since 1883, continues to make its shirts by hand in the U.S. This Tuxedo shirt is made of Egyptian cotton, woven in Italy, and is a Todd Snyder exclusive. 

Todd Snyder's design aesthetic sits squarely in the American classic style, so it makes sense the brand would tap Texas-based Hamilton, which has been around since 1883 and still makes its shirts by hand in the U.S, for an exclusive Tuxedo shirt. The fabric is woven in Italy from Egyptian cotton. This classic shirt has French cuffs (the material folds back on itself and requires cufflinks), a sewn collar, and mother-of-pearl buttons. With its spread collar, this beauty also proves a suburb-looking tux shirt doesn't require a wing tip collar.

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How to find your Gmail Spam folder and stop emails from going to Spam

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It's important to check your Spam folder in Gmail for any important emails that may have been sent there.
  • You can find your Gmail Spam folder in the left sidebar on desktop, or via the three lines menu on mobile.
  • From the Spam folder, you can either delete individual messages or delete them in bulk, if desired.
  • To stop messages from going to Spam you can either report it as not being spam or create a filter.
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The Spam folder can be a useful tool, and on Gmail, those unwanted messages automatically delete after 30 days. But sometimes important messages go there by accident, so it's a good idea to periodically check the folder and stop those emails from going to your Spam folder.

Here's how to find and use your Gmail Spam folder on desktop or mobile:.

How to find your Gmail Spam folder on desktop

1. Open Gmail in any internet browser on your Mac or PC.

2. In the left sidebar, you'll see all your folders, including your general Inbox. Scroll down, if needed, and select More.

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Select "More" to find additional folders in your Gmail account.

3. Click on the Spam folder. This will be labeled with an exclamation point icon set inside an octagon.

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Click "Spam" in the left sidebar to open your spam folder in Gmail.

4. Any messages currently marked as spam will appear in this folder. These will automatically delete after 30 days.

Screenshot of the Spam folder in Gmail
Any messages in the Spam folder will show up here.

How to find your Gmail Spam folder on the mobile app

1. Open the Gmail app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

2. Select the icon of three lines in the top-left corner to open the main menu.

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Tap the three bars in the top-right corner of the screen.

3. Scroll down, if needed, and tap Spam.

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The Spam folder will appear in the main menu.

4. Your Spam messages will appear in that folder.

Screenshot of the Spam folder in the Gmail app
You can see all of your Spam emails from this folder.

How to stop emails from going to Spam

You can either report emails as not being spam or set up a filter to stop messages from going into your spam folder.

Report emails as "not spam"

1. Go to the Gmail website on a Mac or PC, or open the Gmail app on your phone, and log in to your account, if necessary.

2. Go into the Spam folder and open the email you want to move to your primary inbox.

3. Select Report not spam at the top of the message whether you're using the desktop website or the mobile app.

Screenshot of the option to report an email as not spam on the desktop version of Gmail
Gmail gives you the option to report emails as not spam from within the message.

4. If this box doesn't appear on mobile, tap the three dots in the top-right corner and then select Not spam.

After a few instances, this will also teach Gmail not to mark messages like this as spam in the future.

Set up a filter

1. Open the desired email.

2. Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the email.

3. Select Filter messages like this.

Screenshot of the menu to set up filters for certain emails
Click "Filter messages like this" to access the filter option.

4. Set your filter parameters and select Create filter.

Screenshot of the filter option in the desktop version of Gmail
Add your desired parameters and then create your filter to stop those messages from being marked as spam.

You'll have the option to filter by the sender, subject, keywords, words that aren't contained in the message, size, and attachment status.

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How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday – you can stream the event live on Paramount Plus or CBS

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  • The 73rd Emmy Awards will be held on September 19 at 8 p.m. ET in Los Angeles.
  • You can watch the television award show on CBS or with a subscription to Paramount Plus.
  • The ad-supported Paramount Plus plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free plan costs $10 a month.
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The 73rd Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on September 19 at 8 p.m. ET via CBS and Paramount Plus. The annual awards show honors achievements in primetime television.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. After last year's virtual event, a small in-person audience composed of nominees and guests will be in attendance for the 2021 Emmys.

Could Marvel's "WandaVision" win the award for outstanding limited or anthology series? Will popular shows like "Bridgerton," "Ted Lasso," and "The Mandalorian" cement their cultural status with Emmy wins? Tune in live on Sunday night to find out which shows take home golden statues.

How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be available to watch live on September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount Plus. CBS is available through most pay-TV cable and satellite providers.

If you don't already have access to CBS through a pay-TV service, Paramount Plus is one of the cheapest ways to stream the Emmys. The ad-supported plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free plan costs $10 a month. Though live CBS streaming is typically only included with the ad-free plan, all subscribers will be able to watch the Emmys. New members get a free one-week trial.

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The CBS channel is also available through several live TV streaming services, including YouTube TV, FuboTV, and Hulu + Live TV. Each service starts at $65 a month and includes at least 75 live channels. You can also expand your options with a la carte add-ons targeted towards specific audiences, like sports fans or Spanish speakers.

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Finally, viewers who want to watch the Emmys on CBS can also access the channel with a digital antenna. Antennas allow you to pick up local affiliate stations, like CBS, without a monthly subscription. That said, the stability of your broadcast reception will vary depending on your location.

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2021 Emmy nominees

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A variety of shows are nominated at the 2021 Emmys across several categories. Only series that debuted new episodes between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021 are eligible for this year's awards.

Netflix's "The Crown" and Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" have the most nominations with 24 each. "WandaVision," "The Handmaid's Tale," and "Saturday Night Live" are all top nominees as well, with more than 20 nominations each. To see if your favorite show is up for an award, check out Insider's full list of nominees.

If you're aiming to catch up on any of the nominated shows before the winners are announced, take a look at our breakdown of where to watch all the Emmy-nominated series for outstanding drama, outstanding comedy, and outstanding limited or anthology series.

Will there be a red carpet at the 2021 Emmy Awards?

After last year's virtual event, the red carpet is returning for the 73rd Emmy Awards. Compared to the extravagance of previous shows, however, the 2021 Emmy Awards will have a scaled-down red carpet due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Though CBS and Paramount Plus won't be airing pre-show coverage, you can watch a live stream of the red carpet pre-show on the People and Entertainment Weekly websites starting at 7 p.m. ET. The E! cable channel will also have pre-show entertainment and red carpet coverage.

You can watch E! without cable if you have a subscription to live TV streaming services like Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV. In addition, viewers can watch a red carpet preview and all the major arrivals for free on the E! channel's website and YouTube page.

What else can I watch on Paramount Plus?

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In addition to the 73rd Emmy Awards, Paramount Plus features a growing catalog of entertainment options, including original shows like "Evil" and "Star Trek: Discovery," as well as movies like "76 Days" and "A Quiet Place Part II."

For more information about whether or not Paramount Plus is worth the subscription, take a look at Insider's review. You can learn even more about the service's plans and features by reading our detailed breakdown of Paramount Plus.

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Twitter didn’t break election law when it restricted a New York Post article about Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian official, the FEC says

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
  • The Federal Election Commission says Twitter acted lawfully in restricting a New York Post article.
  • The Post reported in October 2020 that it had a "smoking gun" email from Hunter Biden to a Ukrainian official.
  • Twitter acted "for commercial reasons and not for the purpose of influencing an election," the FEC said.
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Twitter was within its rights to censor an October 2020 New York Post article about Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Commissioners unanimously agreed Twitter had acted lawfully in restricting distribution of the article, in which the publication claimed to have obtained a "smoking-gun email" from Hunter Biden to a Ukrainian official, per an FEC statement Tuesday.

Twitter restricted the circulation of the article on its platform shortly after it was published, citing its policy on "distribution of hacked material." The New York Post's account was suspended, and users couldn't tweet links to the story.

The FEC found that in restricting the distribution of the article, Twitter had acted "for commercial reasons and not for the purpose of influencing an election," Vice Chair Allen Dickerson and commissioner James "Trey" Trainor III said in the statement.

Even if Twitter hadn't acted for commercial reasons, its actions would have been protected by the First Amendment, they added.

Trainor and Dickerson also said the FEC, the federal body that enforces campaign finance law, was not the right forum to address the case.

"One need not shrink from the difficult policy questions involved with social media moderation to realize that they are not, at their core, campaign finance issues," they said in their statement.

They recommended Congress as a better forum.

The New York Post published a report in October 2020 in which it claimed to have obtained an email from Biden to a Ukrainian official. The report said a laptop repairman found the data on Biden's laptop and shared it with Rudy Giuliani's attorney.

The Post reported that Giuliani then shared the data with the publication.

Twitter's decision to restrict the circulation of the article sparked outrage, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later said the company had been wrong to block the story. Twitter then updated its hacked materials policy - it no longer removes or blocks hacked content unless it's being shared directly by the hacker, according to the new policy.

The FEC also found Twitter acted lawfully when it added labels to tweets by then-president Donald Trump encouraging people to vote twice.

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Southwest Airlines is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay – and cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated workers who catch COVID-19, a report says

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Southwest Airlines is boosting incentives to encourage staff to get vaccinated.
  • Southwest Airlines is giving staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof they're fully vaccinated, per CNBC.
  • Southwest said flight attendants and pilots would receive pay for 13 trip segments, per CNBC.
  • The airline is also cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated people who catch COVID-19, per CNBC.
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Southwest Airlines is boosting incentives for staff to get COVID-19 vaccines.

The airline is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof of vaccination before November 15, according to a company memo sent Wednesday, first reported by CNBC, The Dallas Morning News, and others.

Southwest said that flight attendants and pilots, who aren't paid hourly, would instead receive pay for 13 trip segments, per CNBC.

The airline also said it would cut quarantine pay protections for unvaccinated people who catch the coronavirus after November 16, per CNBC.

The protections gave employees full pay for up to 10 days if they were exposed to or contracted COVID-19 on the job, per Bloomberg.

These people would still be able to use normal sick pay, the airline said, per CNBC.

"If you have not been vaccinated and choose to do so, this timeline gives you enough time to receive both rounds of a two-series vaccine or the single-dose vaccine," Southwest said in the memo, per CNBC.

Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines have already announced similar moves.

CNBC reported that Southwest told staff the new policies were "unrelated" to the vaccination rules President Joe Biden announced September 9, which would require businesses with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing.

Insider asked Southwest for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

In August, United Airlines became the first US airline to mandate vaccines for all employees.

Other airlines, including Delta, Alaska, and Horizon, are only requiring the vaccine for new hires, while encouraging existing staff to get a shot with perks, such as bonuses.

Delta said in August that workers who don't get vaccinated would have to pay $200 extra a month for health insurance. The airline said that each worker who was hospitalized with the virus cost it an average of $50,000.

Delta said last week that 20% of its unvaccinated workers chose to get the vaccine within two weeks of it announcing the insurance surcharge.

Just under a quarter of adults in the US are yet to get their first dose of the vaccine, according to CDC data.

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How to use Gmail dark mode on iPhone, Android, or computer

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Setting your Gmail account to dark mode reduces the white light on your screen.
  • You can set up dark mode in Gmail on desktop or if you have an Android.
  • However, those with an iPhone will have to go through their device settings, not the Gmail app.
  • Android users also have that option, if they want everything to be in dark mode on their phone.
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If you stare at screens all day long, the bright light can feel a bit grating on the eyes. Switching to dark mode may help combat the issue, and it can even help conserve your battery. For Gmail users, there are several options to get this done. But the method you'll use will depend on the device you're using.

For example, if you have an iPhone, you no longer have the option to use dark mode in the Gmail app. But there is a workaround you can use to get the dark mode effect from your device's system settings. But those on Android or desktop can access the dark mode option via the Themes menu in the app itself.

Here's how to do it all.

How to enable Gmail dark mode on desktop

1. Open Gmail and log in, if needed.

2. Click the gear-shaped Settings icon, located toward the top-right corner of the screen.

Screenshot of Gmail's main page
Click the gear icon.

3. Next to Theme, choose View all.

Screenshot of the settings menu in Gmail
Click "View all."

4. Scroll down and select the Dark theme.

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Under "Themes," choose "Dark."

5. Hit Save.

Screenshot of the themes menu in Gmail, after selecting the Dark theme
Hit "Save."

Almost everything will then appear in dark mode. But the Compose window for new emails will still display with a white background.

How to enable Gmail dark mode on iPhone and iPad

If you have iOS 13 and up, you can no longer switch your Gmail app to dark mode via the Themes menu.

But you can enable dark mode via your device's settings by going into your Settings app, then choosing Display & brightness and selecting Dark.

How to enable Gmail dark mode on Android

This will only work if you have Android version Q or later:

1. Open the Gmail app and log into your account, if needed.

2. Tap Menu at the top-left corner of the screen.

3. Select Settings.

4. Choose General settings.

5. Tap Theme.

6. Select Dark.

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After announcing the iPhone 13, Apple already stopped selling the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone XR

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The iPhone 12 Pro is no longer available on Apple's online store.
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Apple announced its new iPhone 13 on September 14, and the launch means that some older iPhone models will be phased out.

Apple revealed the iPhone 13 alongside an upgraded iPad, a revamped iPad mini, and a refresh to the Apple Watch. Among other updates, the new iPhones have an A15 Bionic processor, longer battery life, and an improved camera designed for cinematic videos.

Preorders for the iPhone 13 will be available starting September 17, and the device will be officially released on September 24. Though Apple customers now have several new phones to choose from, visitors to Apple's online store no longer have the option to purchase select models from last year.

Discontinued Apple iPhone models

After the iPhone 13 launch event, Apple removed the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone XR from its online store. These models join the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus which were all discontinued last year.

Although Apple no longer sells these older iPhones through its online store, you may still be able to purchase them from select phone carriers or third party retailers.

iPhone models currently available for purchase

The iPhone models that are currently available to buy or preorder on the Apple store include:

The new iPhone 13 models range in price from $700 to $1,100, but budget-friendly options are available if you choose to purchase iPhones from an older generation.

For example, the iPhone SE starts at $400, and the iPhone 11 starts at $500. Customers who purchase an iPhone 11 from Best Buy with a new Verizon account or line activation can even snag the device for a deal price of $150.

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I’m a former Goldman Sachs analyst who raised over $8.5 million for my fashion startup. Here’s how I realized finance wasn’t for me.

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Meg He is the cofounder of fashion startup ADAY.
  • Meg He, 33, is the cofounder of ADAY, a fashion brand that creates sustainable professional workwear.
  • After leaving a career in finance and venture capitalism, He started ADAY with former Goldman Sachs coworker Nina Faulhaber.
  • This is what running her business is like, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell.
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I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and liked to set myself a challenge. At 15, I started selling vintage designer clothing on eBay. When I was applying to college, I applied to Merton College at Oxford University for economics and management as I was told it was the hardest course to get on to in terms of acceptance rate. But I did it. After graduation in 2008, I was hired as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.

At Goldman, I met my future ADAY cofounder Nina Faulhaber. We both have strong work ethics and hit it off immediately. After two years working at Goldman Sachs, we both started working for different venture capitalist companies, and I later worked for Poshmark before taking time off to return to the UK in 2014. Nina and I always stayed in touch and bounced business ideas off each other, and my move back home became the trigger for starting ADAY.

Even while working at Goldman Sachs, I knew finance wasn't the right industry for me.

When I looked around the room at my fellow analysts, I could tell they enjoyed the job more, were more motivated, and were better at it than I was. I had an inner ecommerce geek that needed to get out - I thrived on marrying insights with consumer psychology and behavior and I also loved the way fashion could make people feel empowered.

As businesswomen who loved to work out, Nina and I had the idea of launching a workwear collection that was as comfortable as gym wear. We spent 12 months travelling to fabric mills in Italy, visiting sustainable factories in Portugal and Los Angeles, and holding focus groups in the UK. In January 2015 we launched our sustainable fashion brand ADAY with a capsule collection of leggings, shorts, and tops, all made with recycled UV-protected fabrics.

While we had big plans, we started small. I had quit my job and then Nina quit hers. From networking and telling people about our plans, we raised about $200,000 to launch the brand.

Our first meetings were held in coffee shops, and we even took an investor conference call in a parking lot.

ADAY founders Meg He and Nina Faulhaber. Credit: Bridget Badore
ADAY founders Meg He and Nina Faulhaber.

We had just three full-time members of staff (Nina, myself, and a junior designer), and the former head of womenswear for Everlane as a consultant.

While we always had faith in what we were doing, it was comforting when we started to see our plans pay off. After a pair of our leggings sold out, we decided to launch more items like swimwear and to work on new fabrics, like moisture-wicking linen and fabric made from recycled water bottles.

Raising money to expand globally was a slow but steady journey.

In November 2017, we were able to raise $2 million in funding. Two years later, we raised another $8.5 million. This gave us the chance to expand to the US, and in the fall of 2019, we opened a 3,000 square foot office in New York, a store in San Francisco, and launched a travel-inspired collection.

But when the pandemic struck in March 2020, we had to go back to the drawing board. Our team of close to 30 people started working from home, we sublet our New York office, closed the store, and pushed back our product launches to 2021 and 2022. However, as more people were looking for comfy clothes to wear for working from home, our sales were still up, which thankfully gave us time to launch Made Again, where we rework over-ordered stock into new pieces.

My work schedule is always changing - I'm often most productive between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.

I start each day by walking my dog around my neighborhood in New York. Then I have virtual meetings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with investors, potential partners, and staff. I block out two hours each day for deep work, where I fixate on a goal for the business.

As I compete in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I tend to keep my days flexible. I go to the BJJ academy five to six days a week and take strength and conditioning classes at the gym. At the moment I am training for the IBJJF World Master Championship in Las Vegas in November. My workouts change depending on how close I am to competing, so if I'm training for one to two hours in the afternoon, I'll work more in the evening. I get a lot of my best work done between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.

The key to being a successful entrepreneur is to be honest about what you're good and bad at.

If it's not your skillset, hire someone to do it and don't waste time trying to do it yourself. It's also important to have a supportive network of people around you who understand what you're going through. And if you have an idea for a business, don't tell it to everyone. It's like announcing a baby name - everyone has a different opinion, and not everyone's opinion should matter.

While investment banking wasn't for me, it did teach me a lot. The meticulous attention to detail working at Goldman Sachs is something I've never seen anywhere else. That commitment to excellence is something I always think about. When Nina and I are faced with a challenge, we'll put in the work to make it A+++ because that's the training we were given.

When we thought about launching ADAY, we were just two women who knew nothing about fashion design. Our experience in finance and venture capitalism taught us to be audacious and embrace being a more antagonist start-up to improve the standards of the industry.

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White House praises Fox for implementing a stricter version of Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate, despite on-air bashing of federal policy

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Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021.
  • The White House praised Fox for its new vaccine-or-test mandate, which is stricter than the federal policy.
  • Fox announced Tuesday it will require employees to either be vaccinated or tested daily.
  • Biden announced last week that employers of 100-plus people must require vaccination or weekly testing.
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The White House praised one of its top media critics, Fox News, for announcing an even stricter vaccine-or-test mandate than the administration's new federal policy for employers.

Fox Corporation announced on Tuesday that it will "soon" roll out daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees and those who haven't revealed their status to the company, CNN reported. The company, which has asked its employees to submit their vaccination status, also revealed that 90% of its employees confirmed they'd been immunized against the coronavirus.

Last week, Biden announced that all employers with more than 100 employees must mandate vaccines or weekly testing. Fox previously required certain "essential" employees to undergo regular testing. The White House urged Fox on Tuesday to inform its audience about the effectiveness of such policies, which the network's right-wing hosts regularly condemn on air.

"Today's news from Fox News follows a trend we're seeing across the country: vaccination and testing requirements work," a White House spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. "We are glad they have stepped up to protect their workforce and strengthen the economy, and we encourage them convey to their audience that these types of practices will protect their employees, their communities, and the economy."

This is in addition to Fox's policy that only vaccinated employees can remove their masks in some work settings. All employees must be masked in small, confined indoor settings.

During his announcement of the administration's new COVID-19 policies last week, Biden cited Fox as an example of a company that had already implemented stringent virus policies.

While Fox Corp. has long implemented standard coronavirus policies to protect its employees, many of the network's most prominent personalities slam these very same policies as "authoritarian" and discriminatory on air. Tucker Carlson and other hosts have also frequently dismissed the science around the vaccine and featured guests making false claims about the shots' efficacy.

Carlson has also compared vaccine passports to "Jim Crow" racial segregation laws and likened inquiring about someone's vaccination status to asking them whether they've been infected with HIV or what their favorite sex positions are.

"Medical Jim Crow has come to America," he said. "If we still had water fountains, the unvaccinated would have separate ones."

A spokesperson for Fox Corp. didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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Robinhood is giving away $100,000 in a bid to recruit college students to use its trading app

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Robinhood will visit historically black colleges and community colleges to talk to students about investing.
  • Robinhood will visit community colleges and HBCUs to encourage students to invest.
  • The commission-free investing app will also give away $100,000 in tuition to students who sign up.
  • The median age of Robinhood users is 31 and half of customers identify as first-time investors.
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Robinhood is giving away $100,000 to get college kids to use the app.

The commission-free investing app announced a $20,000 tuition giveaway to five students who sign up for Robinhood using an ".edu" email address. The platform will give all students who sign up $15 to start investing.

Robinhood employees will visit historically black colleges and community colleges to talk to students about investing and other financial literacy topics.

"As a new year of college kicks off for 20 million students nationwide, we want to walk alongside them as they learn about financial markets and take that first step toward investing," the company stated in a release.

Robinhood users tend to be younger and more diverse compared to traditional investing services.

The median age of Robinhood users is 31 and half of customers identify as first-time investors, per The New York Times.

Nearly 4 million Robinhood users already identify as students who start investing with $25, the company said.

Robinhood's founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt said they created Robinhood to "democratize" finance by empowering more people to easily invest.

But some experts said Robinhood's platform can encourage risky investments through its video game-like product design.

Last year, 20-year-old University of Nebraska student Alex Kearns died by suicide after thinking he lost $730,000 on Robinhood. The young person's parents settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Robinhood in July.

"I'm sorry to the family of Mr. Kearns for your loss," Tenev said at a congressional hearing. "The passing of Mr. Kearns was deeply troubling to me and to the entire company."

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