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How you can learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
Tags: UK, Science, Learning, Sleep, Life, International, Trends, Skills, Nordic, Learning Languages, Tech Insider, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Leading a healthy life can help you save more money in the longterm

The COVID-19 pandemic has, for many, shone a light on how deeply health and finance are intertwined. Getty Images Living a healthy lifestyle can save you more money over time. Healthier habits can have an impact on your household finances. Here are some tips to improve your personal finances by leading a healthier life. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are a lot of different factors that go into saving money. Beyond the obviously like good financial planning, there ar...
Tags: UK, Money, Saving Money, Saving, Life, Finance, International, Trends, Investing, Nordic, Financial Advice, Health Advice, BI General Contributors, International Contributors, Finance Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Drinking water probably won't help you avoid a hangover, according to a molecular biologist

According to molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt, drinking water won't help you avoid a hangover. dragana991/Getty Images Many drink a glass of water between drinking alcohol to help avoid the effects of a hangover. The body doesn't get dehydrated when drinking alcohol, molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt says. He said drinking water won't help with a hangover, as hangovers aren't caused by dehydration. See more stories on Insider's business page. My phone is vibrating ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Life, International, Trends, Drinking, Nordic, Partying, Schmitt, Patrick Schmitt, Business Insider Deutschland, Francois Lenoir, BI General Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


There are just 4 essential skills to add to your resume to find remote work in 2021

New skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible. Kilito Chan/Getty Images Finding a job this year is a very different ballgame from what it was pre-pandemic. Digitization has accelerated, tech is more advanced, and remote work is more common. Here are the skills job advice blog Infoempleo says you need to include on your resume to find work. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're looking for work, finding a job this ye...
Tags: UK, Jobs, Digital, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Job Search, Remote Jobs, Nordic, Job Searching, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


How 2 psychologists say to use mindfulness to relieve pre and post-interview stress

Mindfulness is the ability to pay full attention to the present. fizkes/Getty images If you can't relax while waiting for results after interviews or exams, a mindfulness hack may help. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs found success in mindful meditation after a trip to India. Psychologists say mindfulness makes it easier to deal with nerve-wracking waits. See more stories on Insider's business page. The post-interview period can be a particularly worrisome and stressful time.A hundred ...
Tags: Apple, Health, UK, Education, Steve Jobs, Life, India, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Getty


A startup that made 'cow-free' milk and ice-cream will soon launch its own cream cheese

The startup is already seeking regulatory approval in Canada, India, and Europe. Shutterstock Perfect Day, based in California, advocates for animal-free products, free from animal exploitation. They aim to ethically produce milk using a cow's milk gene and reproducing it using a fungus. The firm is already selling ice cream and cheese. At the end of 2021 it plans to sell cream cheese. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if there was an alternative to plant-based mi...
Tags: Energy, Home, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Design, California, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Markets, Sustainability, Cnn


I went to a McDonald's meat-processing factory to see how their hamburgers are really made

This blender grinds the meat. Business Insider Nederland / Lisa Boerop McDonald's attracts plenty of customers but many express concern over its burgers' ingredients. I took a tour of a McDonald's factory in Germany to find out how their burgers are really made. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nowadays, it seems we're getting more and more critical when it comes to ingredients. From organic ingredients and excess sugar to "E numbers" (or food additives) an...
Tags: Meat, Europe, UK, Life, Germany, US, International, Trends, Fast Food, Netherlands, Retail, Poland, Mcdonald's, Big Mac, Burgers, The Netherlands


Losing sleep could be making you unpopular, lonely, and ruining your relationships

The past few decades have seen a marked increase in loneliness and an equally dramatic decrease in sleep duration. Domaskina/Shutterstock Sleep loss can badly impact your social life, a team at University of California at Berkeley found. It can lead to antisocial and reclusive behavior but it can also affect how others treat you. If you're sleep-deprived, it may also cause others around you to shy away from you too. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whether it's cryi...
Tags: UK, Networking, Sleep, Life, Relationships, Friendship, International, Trends, Nordic, Sleep Deprivation, Nature Communications, University of California at Berkeley, Matthew Walker, Ben Simon, University of California In, BI General Contributors


The 3 worst habits that are making you burn out, according to a psychologist

"Our way of working demands energy and it's unnecessarily draining," said Leons. Maskot/Getty Images Ulrika Leons says our daily habits in and out the office put us at serious risk of burning out. There are some surprising activities that can up your risk of feeling tired, low, and stressed out. Some include reading or watching a movie when we get home to engaging too much with our coworkers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Every now and then, when health care psychol...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Stress, Mental Health, Burnout, Nordic, Leons, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors


The 4 essential skills to put on your resume to find remote work in 2021

New skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible. Kilito Chan/Getty Images Finding a job this year is a very different ballgame from what it was pre-pandemic. Digitization has accelerated, tech is more advanced, and remote work is more common. Here are the skills job advice blog Infoempleo says you need to include on your resume to find work. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're looking for work, finding a job this ye...
Tags: UK, Jobs, Digital, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Job Search, Remote Jobs, Nordic, Job Searching, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


The 4 essential skills to include on your resume to find remote work in 2021

New skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible. Kilito Chan/Getty Images Finding a job this year is a very different ballgame from what it was pre-pandemic. Digitization has accelerated, tech is more advanced, and remote work is more common. Here are the skills job advice blog Infoempleo says you need to include on your resume to find work. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're looking for work, finding a job this ye...
Tags: UK, Jobs, Digital, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Job Search, Remote Jobs, Nordic, Job Searching, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


How it's possible to learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
Tags: UK, Science, Learning, Sleep, Life, Germany, International, Trends, Nordic, Deutsch, BI International, Learning Languages, Tech Insider, Business Insider Deutschland, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors


How a company managed to produce a 'biochar' fuel from sewage without emitting CO2

Ingelia's co-founder says that, by 2022, the company would be able to replace 220,000 tons of coal with its biochar cylinders. Ingelia Spanish company Ingelia developed an industrial process to produce biocarbon fuel It can be made using sewage. The resulting product burns like coal but the actual production is carbon neutral. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Commision has pledged that the EU will cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 205...
Tags: Energy, UK, Science, Climate Change, Life, International, Trends, Sustainability, Eu, Spain, Budapest, Italy, Un, Biofuel, Valencia, Tuscany


How to avoid burnout by ignoring your coworkers, according to a psychologist

"Our way of working demands energy and it's unnecessarily draining," said Leons. Maskot/Getty Images Ulrika Leons says our daily habits in and out the office put us at serious risk of burning out. There are some surprising activities that can up your risk of feeling tired, low, and stressed out. Some include reading or watching a movie when we get home to engaging too much with our coworkers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Every now and then, when health care psychol...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Burnout, Nordic, Leons, BI International, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


From edible algae packaging to olive stone bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Yuan Yue It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Single-us...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Enterprise, Life, International, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Markets, Spain, Catalonia, Earth, United Kingdom, Zaragoza


A startup is making 'real' milk, cheese, and ice-cream without cows

The startup is already seeking regulatory approval in Canada, India, and Europe. Shutterstock Perfect Day, based in California, advocates for dairy-free products, free from animal exploitation. They aim to ethically produce milk using a cow's milk gene and reproducing it using a fungus. The firm is already selling ice cream and cheese. At the end of 2021 it plans to sell cream cheese. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if there was an alternative to plant-based mil...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, California, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Markets, Cnn, Nordic, Pandya, Tech Insider, Canada India, Good Food Institute


How mindfulness can help with post-interview and post-exam stress, according to 2 psychologists

Mindfulness is the ability to pay full attention to the present. fizkes/Getty images If you can't relax while waiting for results after interviews or exams, a mindful trick could help. Psychologists say mindfulness makes it easier to deal with nerve-wracking waits. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs found success in mindful meditation after a trip to India. See more stories on Insider's business page. The post-interview period can be a particularly worrisome and stressful time.A hundred q...
Tags: Apple, UK, Education, Steve Jobs, Life, India, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Getty, University Of California, Worry


An 'elastic ice' that can bend like wire could one day be used to detect air pollution

Though the idea of ice bending rather than breaking or cracking seems impossible, scientists have managed it. YouTube / Insider Chinese researchers have developed thin strands of ice that can be bent and curled like wires. The discovery could have many applications, like transmitting light, as is done in fiber optics. The ice is made by cooling water vapor with liquid nitrogen and forming microfibers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Materials science is going through a gol...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Life, International, Trends, New York Times, New Scientist, Gizmodo, Nordic, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, Business Insider España, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Chinese innovators made an eerie virtual influencer who looks so human, her skin changes with her surroundings

This virtual influencer has a long way to go, but she's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. Instagram Ayayi is a non-human influencer that looks just like a real person. Her skin texture changes depending on the lighting and surroundings, just as a real person's would. She's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some time now, companies have been creating their own virtual influencers.It is what ...
Tags: UK, Science, Instagram, Life, China, International, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Chanel, Nordic, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, Business Insider España, International Contributors


28 of the most breathtaking and isolated stays on Airbnb, ranked by cost per night

There are accommodations for every budget - from less than $20 per night to over $1,000. Airbnb Operating in 220 countries, Airbnb has over eight million homes on offer to travelers worldwide. The platform made a list of its most remote, unique, and sought-after accommodations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Operating in 220 countries and regions today, Airbnb has over eight million homes on offer to travelers all over the world.In 2018, 10 years on from its inception, us...
Tags: Travel, UK, Bali, California, Life, International, Trends, Rankings, Spain, Peru, Airbnb, Ranking, Pacific Ocean, Ranked, Bali Indonesia, Santorini


How Instagram and Facebook are intentionally designed to mimic addictive painkillers

"Painkiller apps" increase the likelihood of addiction. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Americans check their phones 262 times a day on average. Much of this time is spent on social media. Several ex-employees of Apple, Google, and Facebook apps are deliberately designed to be addictive. App developer Peter Mezyk says Facebook and Instagram users can become dependent on apps as one would painkillers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this year, Reviews.org surveyed 1,0...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Instagram, Life, Stanford, Germany, International, Trends, Phone, Smartphones, Addiction, Nordic, Tui, Deutsch


How waking up without an alarm clock improved my fitness and productivity

Research suggests people who switch between day and night shifts are more likely to develop certain chronic illnesses. Getty Images / Hirurg Social jetlag is a condition that arises partially due to rising at an "unnatural" time on weekdays. People who switch often between day and night shifts are more likely to develop Type II diabetes. Those who suffer from social jetlag have a higher risk of heart disease, depression, and obesity. See more stories on Insider's business page. I loath...
Tags: UK, Sleep, Ebay, Life, International, Trends, Strategy, Austria, Netherlands, Oxford, New Zealand, Sleep Cycles, Rocky Mountains, Nordic, University Of Colorado, Alarm Clock


Why baby boomers are the real problem, according to 21 millennials

These millennials tell us about the problems they now face because of baby boomers. Business Insider Deutschland Millennials are accused by some of being whiny, narcissistic, and too politically passive. A number of them suggest, however, that the real problem isn't them; it's baby boomers. 21 millennials told Insider why baby boomers are responsible for many problems millennials now face. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whiny, self-obsessed, not politically engage...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, Greece, Education, Life, Germany, Singapore, Environment, International, Trends, Sustainability, Eu, Earth, Millennials


A tiny startup made a vegan, alcohol-free protein beer for muscle growth

The beer is now produced in a family-run private brewery near Kaiserslautern. JoyBräu GmbH / Alex Pohl Two Germans, working with Berlin Technical University made a beer to replace protein shakes. The beverage is vegan, alcohol-free, contains 21 grams of protein, 10 grams of amino acids and more. It has a citrusy flavor, a bitter aftertaste, and is reminiscent of an apple spritzer or cider. See more stories on Insider's business page. The contrary effect drinking beer has on muscle g...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Life, Germany, Singapore, International, Careers, Trends, Beer, Hamburg, Protein Powder, Nordic, Workout, Erik, Kaiserslautern, BI International


How leading a healthy life can save you money in the longterm

The COVID-19 pandemic has, for many, shone a light on how deeply health and finance are intertwined. Getty Images Living a healthy lifestyle can save you more money over time. Healthier habits can have an impact on your household finances. Here are some tips to improve your personal finances by leading a healthier life. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are a lot of different factors that go into saving money. Beyond the obviously like good financial planning, there ar...
Tags: UK, Life, Finance, International, Trends, Investing, Nordic, BI General Contributors, Business Insider España, International Contributors, Finance Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan, Wealth Advisor, Life Contributors, Translation Team, Wealth Advisor Contributors


How a 'smart foam' could allow prosthetic hands to heal like human skin

The smart foam is artificially innervated. Getty Images AiFoam is a smart foam developed by the National University of Singapore. It allows robotic hands to self-heal and recognize nearby objects with changes in electric fields. The new design is a breakthrough in robotics and prosthetics research towards ever smarter tools. See more stories on Insider's business page. Robots aren't just becoming more graceful, sophisticated, and precise; they're becoming more autonomous, too. ...
Tags: UK, Science, Life, International, Trends, Mit, Darpa, Mars, Nordic, National University Of Singapore, Reuters, DEKA, Tech Insider, Benjamin Tee, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors


How setting aside free hours every day from meetings can improve your teams' productivity and mental health

Some companies are implementing rules in their working day to prevent workers from burning out. Maskot/Getty Images Remote working means longer working hours, more meetings on Zoom, and constant emails. Companies like Dropbox or Slack have started to set a few hours free of meetings every day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Remote working appears to be here to stay. However, as we all start to get "back to normal," some companies are combining remote and office work. The ...
Tags: Google, UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Spain, Dropbox, Nordic, Brian Elliot, Laura Ryan, Google Dropbox, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, Business Insider España, International Contributors


How sleep deprivation may be making you unpopular and lonely

The past few decades have seen a marked increase in loneliness and an equally dramatic decrease in sleep duration. Domaskina/Shutterstock Sleep loss can badly impact your social life, a team at University of California at Berkeley found. It can lead to antisocial and reclusive behavior but it can also affect how others treat you. If you're sleep-deprived, it may also cause others around you to shy away from you too. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whether it's cryi...
Tags: UK, Sleep, Life, Germany, International, Trends, Nordic, Sleep Deprivation, Nature Communications, University of California at Berkeley, Deutsch, Matthew Walker, BI International, Ben Simon, Business Insider Deutschland, University of California In


How champagne and prosecco make you feel drunker faster than wine

Carbon dioxide in sparkling drinks increases the permeability of your biomembranes, allowing more alcohol into your bloodstream. Shutterstock/Maurese There's a reason you feel drunker when drinking sparkling alcoholic beverages. Higher alcohol content can be detected in the blood after drinking champagne due to carbon dioxide. It increases the permeability of your biomembranes, letting more alcohol into your bloodstream. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Germans actu...
Tags: UK, Life, Germany, Alcohol, International, Trends, Wine, Champagne, Nordic, Deutsch, BI International, Merkt, Business Insider Deutschland, BI General Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


I visited a meat-processing factory to find out exactly how McDonald's hamburgers are made

This blender grinds the meat. Business Insider Nederland / Lisa Boerop McDonald's attracts plenty of customers. It alleged in an operations manual years ago that it sold 75 hamburgers a second That said, many have expressed concerns about its burgers' ingredients. I took a tour of a McDonald's factory in Germany to find out how McDonald's burgers are made. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nowadays, it seems we're getting more and more critical when it c...
Tags: Meat, Europe, UK, Life, Germany, US, International, Trends, Netherlands, Retail, Poland, Mcdonald's, Big Mac, Burgers, The Netherlands, Nordic



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