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Insider Today: Arizona's 'Beverly Hills'

Joi-Marie McKenzie   

Insider Today: Arizona's 'Beverly Hills'
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Welcome back to our Saturday edition! Craving a double cheeseburger? You're in luck. We ranked 12 juicy burgers from fast-food restaurants, and a Los Angeles favorite took the No. 1 spot.

On the agenda:

But first: MoviePass's meltdown.


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This week's dispatch

Let's go to the movies

We don't hear that much anymore, do we? If box office numbers are any indication, the answer is no.

But back in 2017, moviegoers were reinvigorated by MoviePass, which allowed them to see one movie per day for $10 a month. They showed up in droves — but it was too good to be true.

It didn't take long for MoviePass to be run into the ground by two businessmen who pushed the company's founders out. This heartbreaking tale is detailed in HBO's newest documentary, "MoviePass, MovieCrash," based on Business Insider's reporting.

Jason Guerrasio, whose investigation is the basis of the documentary, told me it's more than a story about a business gone wrong.

"It's a redemption tale of two entrepreneurs' dreams of bringing much-needed innovation to the film business," Jason said.


Style tips for tech workers

These days, Big Tech bosses are being noticed for their style. From Mark Zuckerberg's new affinity for accessories, to Jeff Bezos' style glow-up, the big dogs are on a fashion tear.

BI spoke with fashion experts, who gave us a tech worker's guide to summer fashion. They say to ditch neutrals for pops of color, and to lean into accessorizing.

Read their full fashion advice.


Rich nap, poor nap

Sleep is one of the few things all humans have in common. We all need rest — typically seven to nine hours for adults — to function properly. And yet, much of the country is running on fumes.

Researchers have found economic stress can affect how well people sleep, with Americans in poverty reporting the least amount of sleep. So while money may not buy happiness, it does seem to buy better sleep.

The economics of good sleep.


Lessons from hair loss

After being diagnosed with androgenic alopecia at age 40, the author tried everything: Rogaine, supplements, new shampoos, and several different wigs.

But more than a year after her hair began falling out, things began getting easier. Since then, she's found that embracing her reality feels infinitely better than resisting it.

What hair loss can teach us.


Tour a private village in Scottsdale

BI's reporter got a tour of Silverleaf Village, Scottsdale's most exclusive and expensive community. The elite area boasts Scottsdale's most expensive home, a $54 million mega-mansion.

She found a neighborhood consisting of sprawling villas and estates, as well as a private club with a spa, golf course, and pools.

Take a look around Silverleaf Village.

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What we're watching this weekend

  • "Eric": Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a puppeteer who begins to imagine a 7-foot-tall puppet can help bring home his missing son. It's streaming on Netflix.
  • "We Are Lady Parts": The British sitcom, about an all-female Muslim punk rock band called Lady Parts, returns for its second season on Peacock.
  • "Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult": The Netflix docuseries follows TikTok dancers who join with 7M Films, a management company, and its associated church.

See the full list.


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