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Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

LONDON — The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat.<p>But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada …

Agriculture

Instagram Is Now Attracting More Advertising Than Twitter

Advertising agencies are for the first time turning to Instagram more frequently than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released …

AdTech

Undocumented Valedictorian Takes Down Trump In Epic Speech

A Yale University-bound woman has just become the second high school valedictorian in Texas to reveal that she's an undocumented immigrant.<p>Larissa Martinez, who will go to Yale on a full ride this fall, chose her graduation speech at McKinney Boyd High School in Dallas to make her bold statement.<p>"I …

High School

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

Communication Skills

WHO urged to consider moving Rio Olympics because of Zika

Health experts had urged the UN agency to act over concern that the games will speed up spread of virus linked to birth defects<p>Already hit by recession and political turmoil, Brazil has come under more pressure as 150 health experts called for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to be postponed or moved …

Brazil

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley

The British Museum Is Now Open To Everyone: Take a Virtual Tour and See 4,737 Artifacts, Including the Rosetta Stone

"I met a girl at the British Museum once," a fellow said to me at a party last weekend. "Her name was Rosetta. Rosetta Stone." A groaner indeed, but …

Seriously consider cutting cosmetics with these chemicals from your beauty routine

I used to be afraid to go out of the house without wearing makeup. Now I’m afraid to put any on. A new study from researchers at UC Berkeley and …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

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10-Minute Yoga for People Who Live Out of Airplanes and Hotel Rooms

Photo: Getty Images<p>Like most of the fashion industry, I spent the last month on the go: in and out of hotel rooms, Airbnbs, and off and on a lot of airplanes going to shows in New York, London, Milan, and then Paris. I'd like to think it's not just old age that's wreaking havoc on my neck and back, …