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Boris Johnson Has Ruined Britain

LONDON — LONDON — For the second time in three years, Boris Johnson, a politician whose ambition and superficial charm far outstrip his ability, judgment or principles, is destabilizing the British government and threatening the country’s future.<p>On Monday, Mr. Johnson, in protest against Prime …

Great Britain

Ikea’s Newest Product Introduces Hydroponics To Mainstream America

Are grow-your-own salad days ahead?<p>The term “hydroponics” typically conjures up images of illegal marijuana farms in massive warehouses, but Ikea has a more domesticated offer: a handsome little planter that lets you grow lettuce right on your kitchen countertop.<p>Hydroponics is a plant-growing …

Aquaponics

How to Have the Most Fun in Your Free Time, According to Science

The calendar is an indispensable tool in our over-committed and over-stimulated culture, and one no longer reserved solely for work commitments and …

Ohio State University

Why The Argentine Peso Is Plummeting

<i>By Olav Dirkmaat</i><p>Days ago, Argentine President Mauricio Macri asked the International Monetary Fund for help. His call came after the Argentine peso …

'Everything' in Argentina is 20% to 30% overvalued and a crisis is on the way, according to an economist

LONDON — "Everything" in Argentina is 20% to 30% overvalued, making a financial crisis inevitable, Daniel Lacalle, an economist and fund manager, told Business Insider.<p>A financial crisis has been building in Argentina for years but was hidden by an inflationary bubble which politicians refused to …

Wanted: a unifying theory of behavioural economics

Economics models are mathematical in nature, and representing the full complexity of human behaviour with math would make models unwieldy<p>Ideology …

The Eight Most Hidden Speakeasies in the World

A glowing neon sign reads “closed” to let you know that they’re very much open. You open a laundry machine door, find a button behind books on a …

5 Hidden Adventures in Argentina's Rugged Northwest

Head to this secluded South American region for fewer crowds and greater thrills.<p>While most travelers land in the country’s capital of Buenos Aires and head straight to Mendoza's wine country and the impressive glacial ranges of Patagonia, there’s much more to discover in this adventurous South …

Hiking

Exclusive: Argentine farmers, seed companies strike royalties deal | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine farmers have agreed to pay perpetual royalties when they replant genetically modified seeds made by companies like Monsanto Co, two industry groups told Reuters, a deal that could allow farmers access to the newest biotechnology.<p>Farmer Rodolfo Picchi drives a …

A Review of 6,000 Studies Across Two Decades Delivers Its Verdict on GMO Corn

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 …

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> …

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 …

Time Management

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

Foods loaded with sugar and simple carbs (like the ones you’ll find in a box or at the drive-thru window) rank high on the glycemic index (GI), an …

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

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 …

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 …

Time Management

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 …

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>Over the past few years, a sweeping construction boom has rendered U.S. cities ever denser, but there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a …

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 …

Engineering

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 …

Journalism

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 …

Brisbane

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 …

Administrative Law