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After Two Decades And 6,000 Studies, Scientists Find GMO Corn Is Actually Good For You

We'll just leave this here...<p>There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).<p>From monikers like …

Agriculture

I live in New York City on a $1.5 million salary — here's what I spend in a week

<i>Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.</i><p><i>Today: a managing director who makes $1.5 million per</i> …

Stuart Weitzman

10 Habits You Should Abandon Now to Improve Productivity

They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce — so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business …

How to use nudge theory to help you save

These four apps take advantage of behavioural economics to "nudge" people to save more for retirement<p>In his 2015 book <i>Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics</i>, Nobel Prize-winning economist Richard Thaler cites a study showing how behavioural economics can "nudge" people to save more for …

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

La economía sufre de enfermedad holandesa de tipo financiera

Por décadas nuestro país ha sufrido la implementación de <b>políticas discriminatorias</b> por un presunto problema proveniente de sus <b>recursos</b> …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Wellness

Giving agriculture a global do-over could feed nearly a billion more people | Ars Technica

Globally optimizing which crops we grow where cuts water use and feeds more people.<p>As the human population grows and the human middle class grows in …

Agriculture

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Language

Why the World Loves New York

NEW DELHI — I remember so well the first time I visited New York. I was 13, and though I had been to America once before, New York had deliberately been kept from me. The name alone conjured an adult world of glamour and excitement, the mythic New York of the 1980s: Andy Warhol and Studio 54. “It’s …

Zapallo: Hedgeáme la Cartera, no te pago para que Reces

Una nueva forma de seguir mercados y coyuntura, Suscripción mensual a mi Ciclo diario de Charlas Interactivas por streaming ¿Dónde Invierto mi …

Del criadero de cerdo al biogás: la embajada de Alemania apoyó un proyecto de energía renovable en un pueblo cordobés

La localidad de Monte Buey inició una experiencia piloto en una escuela técnica a partir del tratamiento de efluentes y la representación diplomática …

New neuroscience reveals 2 rituals that will make you more mindful

You want to get to work but instead you surf the internet. You want to diet but instead you eat enough candy to give an entire 2nd grade classroom …

Mindfulness

7 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential<p>As a sweeping construction boom renders U.S. cities ever denser, there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a handful of rooftop patios with …

Dairy producers say GMO-free labeling is 'fear based'

A dairy-industry lobbying group has urged food companies to stop using labels such as “GMO-free” for marketing purposes, saying they have turned to "fear-based" labeling.<p>The National Milk Producers Federation, based in Arlington, Va., says food manufacturers are raising fears about of things like …

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

The Scientists Who Shape What and How We Eat

In the early 1900s, the American breakfast looked very different from what we think of as traditional today. Instead of artery-clogging platters of …

The psychological reasons you can't save

Professor Slonim says the main psychological barrier people face when attempting to save is a bias towards short-term rewards over longer term …

Dear Economists, Please Stop Talking About Human Nature

So, after reading a recent post on the Monkey Cage, I started browsing the most highly downloaded papers on the Social Science Research Network …

Bringing GM to the table

On May 11, 2017, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) — the scientific committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate …

Power to the new people analytics

Techniques used to mine consumer and industry data may also let HR tackle employee retention and dissatisfaction.<p><b>The latest data and analytics</b> buzz …

Why bond investors can't get enough of Argentina

May 11, 2017 | Peter Agra<p>As the bond boom extends, borrowers are expected to seek financing for energy projects<p>After an active 2016, Argentine …

High-tech farms give a new meaning to ‘locally grown’

<b>Billions of people around the world live far from where their food is grown.</b><p>It’s a big disconnect in modern life. And it may be about to change.<p>The …

Aquaponics

Not Quite Rational Man

For more than a century, neoclassical theory dominated economic thinking. Neoclassical economics is a theory based on three key assumptions: …

This Is What New York Would Look Like If The Whole City Was A Giant Urban Farm

The New York City (Steady) State is considering what it would mean if the city’s 8 million residents were entirely self-sufficient, from the food they eat to the fuel they burn.<p>For the past six years, the urban research nonprofit Terreform has carefully considered exactly what New York City would …

Policymakers around the world are embracing behavioural science

IN 2013 thousands of school pupils in England received a letter from a student named Ben at the University of Bristol. The recipients had just gained …

Trump is a president gripped by delusions of absolute power

We expect the leader of the United States to uphold the constitution, but this one confronts and threatens it every day<p>‘I have the absolute right” to share classified information with Russia. So tweeted the United States president in defence of having spilled national security secrets to the …

We Could Have Been Canada

Was the American Revolution such a good idea?<p>And what if it was a mistake from the start? The Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the creation of the United States of America—what if all this was a terrible idea, and what if the injustices and madness of American life since then …