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European Medicines Agency warns of 'permanent damage’ from relocation

London-based body must leave UK post-Brexit, but staff survey suggests eight of 19 proposed sites are so unsuitable that move could create ‘public health crisis’<p>The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has warned that the damage caused by its relocation from London would at best take two years to fix …

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked – or sold?<p>At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote “Hello!” to my first ever …

Relationships

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor

After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.<p>My plunge into poverty happened in an instant. I never saw it coming.<p>Then again, there was …

Cover transforms Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' into a good song

Taylor Swift's much anticipated release of her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" left some fans disappointed. Sure, the track had some catchy …

Ikea and Apple will use AR to make choosing a BJÖRKSNÄS even easier

Apple's new ARKit will help to bring an onslaught of new AR games and apps to your iPhone, and at least one of them might wind up saving you some …

Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal?

Consumers could be exposed to American farming practices banned by the EU<p>Those of us who want to eat safe, healthy food awoke to a nightmare on Tuesday, a chilling interview on Radio 4’s <i>Today</i> programme. Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, made it crystal clear that …

Agriculture

The future of groceries: shopping at the world's first 'budget' Whole Foods store

Last September, when Silver Lake residents learned that Whole Foods was about to open its first ever “value-oriented” store in their neighbourhood, …

Lego VC: Denying Ai Weiwei bricks "a mistake"

Following a now infamous dispute last year with artist Ai Weiwei, the vice-chairman of family-owned Lego has admitted to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that …

How to write an enticing PR case study

Studies show that consumers’ decisions are influenced more by emotion than by logic.<p>Marketing campaigns that include human interest stories can …

Cities Have Had It With Their Ugly Flags

A graphic designer in Milwaukee takes action after his city’s flag is called “one of the biggest train wrecks.”<p>Steve Kodis will be the first to admit it: Until two years ago, he had no idea what the official flag of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, looked like. In fact, he wasn’t aware his home city even had …

Stereotypes

How a patient's Fitbit data helped ER doctors determine his treatment

Doctors at an emergency room in New Jersey used data from a patient's Fitbit activity tracker -- which they happened to notice on his wrist -- to …

Medical Technology

The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?<p>Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the …

Diabetes

The guitar Kurt Russell smashed in The Hateful Eight was an antique not a prop and the museum is furious

The Martin Guitar Museum has vowed never to loan guitars to movies ever again, after a six-string from the 1870s was smashed to pieces on the set of</i> …

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

Gaming Industry

This 230-year-old Japanese drugmaker wants to turn into 'a 33,000-person startup'

To get a better sense of what that would look like, Business Insider spoke with Takeda's chief digital officer, Bruno Villetelle, about his plans to integrate technology into the heart of a 230-year-old health company.<p>Though no official deals have been announced, the company is exploring …

Digital Health

New US food guidelines show the power of lobbying, not science

Meat and soda execs can breathe easy<p>Federal officials released anew set of dietary guidelinestoday that could have set a new path for Americans by encouraging people to eat less red meat and less sugar-sweetened beverages. But instead the US government released a report that many experts say shows …

The text message you should never send

Ending your texts with a full stop is truly monstrous. We all know this. Grammar be damned, it just doesn't look friendly.<p>Now a study has confirmed …

Computers and health: 'When you're sitting, you're one step above being dead'

CES 2016 is packed with health companies offering solutions to desk-based laptop slouch. Our reporter stopped slouching for long enough to try some of them<p>Our digital lifestyles and desk-based workplaces are contributing to serious health problems and could be shortening our lives, technology’s …

Why The Force Will Be With Women Entrepreneurs In 2016

What’s good for women is good for the economy.<p>Economists and academics agree women entrepreneurs are an under-tapped force that can rekindle economic expansion. Women are becoming more entrepreneurial. Women own 36% of all businesses, according to the 2012 U.S. Census ‒ a jump of 30% over 2007.<p>My …

Why is New York City Called "the Big Apple"?

<i>Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.</i><p>(Image credit: …

Digital Product Design Principles

<b>I wrote down twelve design principles for our team at</b> <b>Degreed</b> <b>to help us make design decisions. I tried to make them practical and clear and hopefully</b> …

Top 10 Healthcare Predictions For 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, Frost & Sullivan experts and thought leaders gather together to predict the top 10 trends to expect during the coming year.<p><b>Next generation wearables hit a $6 billion market</b><p>The new generation of “medical” or “clinical wearables” is going to be equipped with more …

Digital Health

Your Doctor Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Fitness-Tracker Data - MIT Technology Review

You may think your smart watch or activity tracker can help you keep tabs on your health, but don’t be shocked if your doctor is more …

Digital Health

Will Coca-Cola’s chief scientist exiting help clear the air?

Coca-Cola’s chief scientist and health officer is stepping down from the company.<p>Rhona Applebaum was accused by <i>The New York Times</i> earlier this year …

How To Design An Escape Room

The rapidly evolving escape room industry is adopting practices from engineering, theater, and film–and coming up with some of its own.<p>Imagine being locked in a roomful of strangers, where the only exit has been hidden by a raving mad scientist who’s muttering half-incomprehensible clues under his …

Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location

Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called "Tech Tats," they're quite literally stick-on tattoos that look a bit embossed against the skin, since …

With slew of partnerships, Uber rolls up to healthcare space

With every new innovator in digital health, it seems like there's a temptation to crown an "Uber for Health" that will disrupt the industry in a …

Digital Health

It's Not Rocket Science: 4 Secrets Behind Good PR for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of marketing is not that hard for people to grasp. But just ask someone what "public relations" (PR) means and you’ll often be met with stammering or shrugging, or some combination of the two.<p>Though not many people understand …

Why too much choice is stressing us out

Photograph: NEIL HALL/REUTERS<p>Scrapping 30,000 products ... Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is streamlining the supermarket experience. Photograph: Neil …

Photography