Fredrik S. Sandvold

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Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

10 ways to do Costa Rica

With British Airways launching its new direct flight from London Gatwick to San José on April 27, one of Central America’s safest, greenest and most developed nations is suddenly a lot closer to the UK. Already a favourite with American travellers, this diminutive country’s appeal is multi-faceted. …

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Startups: Never Start With More Than a Minimum Viable Product

<i>It's almost always a bad idea to try and launch with more than you need.</i><p>When you come up with an idea for a business--and I'm talking moment of conception here--it's usually very simple. You see X need and develop Y solution for it. Then, you go nuts thinking about all the improvements, expansions, …

Startups Crash Real-Estate Brokerage Market

Mobile services bypass brokers, agents in apartment-hunting process<p>A new generation of technology-focused startups are charging into real-estate brokerage, rolling out an array of mobile services in hopes of grabbing a piece of the red-hot U.S. apartment market.<p>Companies such as Padspin Inc., …

Real Estate

Your 10 Favorite Vintage Photos of 2015

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Offpackers, untourism and More

It’s not always easy to keep track of new travel startups.<p>Each weekday we alert readers to new startups in the travel industry that have set up …

Startups

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

28 charts that show how America changed since the Fed gave us 0% rates

In the nine years since the Federal Reserve's last rate hike, the US has gone through a housing-bubble burst, a financial crisis that nearly destroyed the global banking system, the worst recession since the Great Depression, and a slow but steady recovery marked by moderate, consistent …

How Leo Got A Job He Wasn't Qualified For

Leo was burnt out and frustrated when he called us. “Maybe once a week I find a job that I’m qualified for,” he told us, “and I spend at least an hour looking at job ads every day.<p>“What planet do these hiring managers and HR people live on? What living person has all these qualifications? It’s so …

Iceland Is Banking on Drawing 3 Million Tourists a Year by 2020

Iceland is counting on its unique landscape of hot springs and geysers to keep the economy stable as it undergoes a historic transformation.<p>The …

You Can Legitamtely Sleep Under The Stars In This Clear Bubble Tent

<i>By Men's Gear, as seen on DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos courtesy of The Bubble Tent)</i><p>Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent ($1,140) is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.<p>Made …

8 Must-See Cities of Eastern Europe

Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies. Aside from all that, you can expect to see some …

How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

Pitfalls of rent restraints: why Stockholm's model has failed many

Half a million are on the waiting list for rent-controlled flats in Stockholm, meaning a two-tier system, bribes and a thriving parallel market<p>For the past two years, Viktor Fridh Kleberg and his girlfriend, Louise, have been sharing a studio apartment in Vasastan, one of the most desirable areas …

Housing

America's 10 best ice cream shops, according to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor recently released its "Inside Scoop on the Top Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.," ranking the 10 best ice cream shops in the country.<p>From gourmet flavors in Santa Barbara, California, to a Scottish-owned shop with an Italian secret in Maryland, here are best places to order a scoop in …

These 29 Car Ads From 60 Years Ago Are Undeniably Cool

Back to a time when everything was cool.<p>In the earliest years, <i>Car and Driver</i> hewed so tightly to the interests of sports-car owners that it was called <i>Sports Cars Illustrated.</i> Here we present a collection of some of our favorite ads that featured in the pages of <i>SCI</i> from our first issue in 1955 …

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …

Why Do So Many Start-ups Fail?

Every year, legions of start-ups come roaring out of the gates armed with plenty of energy, passion and commitment with an innovative new product that will take the world by storm. The harsh reality is that a staggering 90% of them fail. How can so many well-meaning entrepreneurs misread the market?<p>…

Startups

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

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Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergy between team members, which allows the group to produce something …

Creativity

The Sharing Economy’s New Middlemen

The sharing economy is usually thought of as a way for some people to make extra cash by renting an asset they already own, such as their home or car. But today, the sharing economy is becoming professionalized – for some, it’s no longer a secondary source of income, but a primary job. As this …

Sharing Economy

What Executives Value in Their CEOs

Steven Moore for HBR<p>A CEO’s reputation is a key part of a company’s success.<p>Few would disagree with that. But how about specifics? Weber Shandwick conducted new research with KRC Research, <i>The CEO Reputation Premium: Gaining Advantage in the Engagement Era,</i> among more than 1,750 executives in 19 …

Leadership

7 Traits of Companies on the Fast Track to International Growth

More than half of Google’s revenue (57%) now comes from outside the United States. Apple has a similar split, with 60% of its 2014 fourth-quarter revenue accounted for by international markets. Why is it that some companies experience tremendous success abroad, while others struggle to go global? …

Innovation

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

25 Predictions For What Marketing Will Look Like In 2020

Elite players–members of the Most Innovative Companies list–representing key marketing constituencies give us their educated predictions on how the brand landscape will evolve in 5 years.<p>Just as technology and consumer behavior will evolve in unpredictable ways between now and 2020, the ways …

Putting Yourself in the Customer’s Shoes Doesn’t Work: An Interview with Johannes Hattula

Mágoz<p><b>The research:</b> In a battery of experiments, Imperial College’s Johannes Hattula and his coresearchers Walter Herzog, Darren Dahl, and Sven Reinecke interviewed marketing managers about their personal preferences for a selected product or service. The researchers then primed some managers to be …

Customers

Is testosterone the best anti-ageing drug?

The best reads from around the web, including whether the male hormone is the best drug to combat ageing, how Twitter is making millions and the real reason women freeze their eggs.<p><b>Internet</b> | How Twitter found its money mojo<p>Twitter hasn’t got the hoped-for billion users yet, but it does have the …

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How Google breaks through

Lorraine Twohill, Google’s senior vice president of global marketing, describes what has and hasn’t changed for marketers trying to connect with …