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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


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


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


How wearing ties may raise your risk of eyesight and health issues

Scientists at Kiel University Hospital described the act of wearing a tie as "socially desirable strangulation". Getty Images / Hispanolistic Many agree ties are outdated and unnecessary but they may actually harm your health. Sporting a tie may raise intraocular eye pressure, upping your risk of glaucoma and cataracts. Ties are also breeding grounds for pathogens in hospitals, where infections can easily be spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many accept that ties are...
Tags: Health, UK, Life, US, International, Trends, Hospital, Richard Branson, Dress Code, Ties, Nordic, Kiel, New York Hospital, Tie, Workwear, Yonsei University


Why you can't get tanned by sunbathing through most types of glass

Melanin is a dark pigment in our skin that changes radiation energy into heat. Getty Images / Joel Carillet The reason most standard glass stops you from getting a tan is that UV rays can't penetrate it. UV rays make our skin produce melanin, the dark pigment that protects us from burns. Standard glass in windows is made with lime and soda - it results in a glass that blocks UV rays. See more stories on Insider's business page. For those who sunbathe purely for the glow, it would b...
Tags: UK, Life, International, Trends, Beauty, Skin Care, Tanning, Rapp, Nordic, Tan, Institute of Microstructure Technology, Tech Insider, Beauty Advice, UVB rays, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors


The 14 rules to follow to make sure you stick to your wedding budget, according to a financial planner

It's easy to spend more on your wedding than you'd planned. khamiak/Shutterstock It's easy to get carried away and to spend more on your wedding than you'd planned. It's important to know your financial limits and to stick to them. Here are 14 tips from financial planner Adele Martin to help you stick to a budget. See more stories on Insider's business page. Planning a wedding is a tricky task, and it's easy to end up spending more than you'd originally plan...
Tags: Personal Finance, Facebook, UK, Marriage, Life, Finance, International, Trends, Budgeting, Weddings, Financial Planning, Polaroid, Nordic, Martin, Wedding Budget, Michael Kovac Getty


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


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


A psychiatrist warns of the signs that may suggest your child is depressed

It can be hard to recognize the symptoms of depression in children. Getty Images 264 million people worldwide were suffering from depression in 2020, according to the WHO. Depression can manifest in children as young as three or four years of age. Spotting symptoms of depression in kids can be hard - the patterns don't resemble those of adults. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicted that depression would become th...
Tags: Psychology, Health, UK, Children, Life, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Child Development, Who, Nordic, World Health Organisation WHO, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Mark Gibson, Richard Bailey, BI International


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 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


Why 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: UK, Life, Germany, International, Trends, Drinking, Party, New Year's Eve, Nordic, Partying, Deutsch, Schmitt, BI International, Patrick Schmitt, Business Insider Deutschland, Francois Lenoir


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 had to stop my psychoactive meds while pregnant and the withdrawal was so bad, I considered an abortion

It's incredibly difficult to wean yourself off psychoactive medication once you've begun. Kanawa_Studio/Getty Images Benzodiazepines are a psychoactive drug. They can calm symptoms associated with anxiety. The withdrawal symptoms from giving them up are considered worse than those from cocaine. Sara suffered so much with insomnia and anxiety during pregnancy, she considered having an abortion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sara is a pseudonym but below is a true ...
Tags: UK, Science, Drugs, Life, International, Trends, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Italy, Healthcare, National Health Service, Medication, Thomson Reuters, Nordic, Sara, Psychiatrist


A 'sleep coach' says bad sleep impacts performance more than diet or exercise, and reveals how to combat it

Bad sleep doesn't just cause fatigue, irritability, memory problems and poor focus; it works against you in your work as well as in relationships. Jamie Grill/Getty Images Entrepreneurs, athletes, and high performers badly need adequate sleep. Good sleep may be more important than diet or exercise, according to sleep coach Floris Wouterson. Here are five tips the coach gave Insider to become a "super-sleeper." See more stories on Insider's business page. "He's a wonderfully c...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, Sleep, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Margaret Thatcher, Healthcare, Richard Branson, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Cycles, Sleep Disorder


A startup that can 'translate' baby cries is now exploring early detection of autism in newborns

Laguna was looking for a way to know what her baby was telling her so she decided to found Zoundream. Jade Brookbank/Getty Images Founded two years ago, Zoundream specializes in cataloging and translating baby cries. In its first round of funding last October, Zoundream raised just under $1 million. The company now wants to expand into early-stage detection of atypical developments in newborns. See more stories on Insider's business page. We all know children don't come into the w...
Tags: UK, Life, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Laguna, Europe Asia, Iannone, BI International, Tech Insider, Zahraa Saleh Shutterstock, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, Tech Contributors, Business Insider España, Qayyah Moynihan



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