Iris Hammel

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Brain Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Help Athletes Train 50 Percent Faster

By targeting specific areas of the brain, this headphone helps athletes pick up training regimens faster.<p>A new headphone is helping athletes train for their sport 50 percent faster.<p>The technology, based on the concept of neuropriming, is already helping the military to train fighter pilots and …

Why Uber Keeps Raising Billions

It feels like almost every other week there is a new headline about Uber raising more money. “Uber Closes $1.6 Billion in Financing.’’ “Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion.’’ Last week, we got this one: “Uber to Raise Up to $2 Billion in Leveraged-Loan Market.’’<p>If you add up …

Venture Capital

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Sleep

Research team creates stretchy circuits that can be worn like lick-and-stick tattoos

Although we anticipate the adhesive process would be somewhat more sophisticated than those used to apply quarter vending machine temporary tattoos to the skin, a research team from the University of Wisconsin has discovered a way to create circuits that are fast, stretchable, and wearable – right …

This New Rocking Chair Has A Flying Saucer Inspired Design

Italian design company IT ONEOFF, have designed ‘<i>UFO</i>‘ a futuristic rocking chair.<p>The name’<i>UFO</i>‘ comes from Unidentified Furniture Object, as it takes …

Sony filed a patent for contact lenses that take photos

With all these smart eyewear patents and research studies popping up over the last couple years, it's looking more and more like we're all going to …

InterAct

Marketers: Personalization will become a science this year

It’s 2016, and marketers still have trouble personalizing their outreach to customers. Only five percent of marketers have a predictive understanding of the customer journey, and only 31 percent say they use customer data to provide better experiences.<p>Just 19 percent of marketers personalize their …

The 9 Movies You Must See in January 2016

It's a fallow month for movies, but there are still some gems.<p>Most moviegoers will spend January doing one of two things – catching up with some of December's many award-courting releases, or watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> for the seventeenth time. But don't miss the handful of new films well …

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

These Are the Best Movies to Stream in January

As if you needed another excuse to stay out of the horrible weather.<p>Due to the wind-down of the Oscars campaign season, January is a terrible most theatrical releases. (But not all of them.) So let us rejoice for the release for these amazing streaming options on all sorts of platforms.<p>Streaming on …

The Trial of Unwanted Gifts

Fashion-themed presents are often a matter of taste. How to gracefully handle something you don’t like<p>Q: I am tired of faking that I like a present when I don’t. The latest case in point was one of my Christmas gifts, an obviously dated designer handbag—probably from an outlet mall that is stocked …

Handbags

Henry Kissinger’s genocidal legacy: Vietnam, Cambodia and the birth of American militarism

<b>(Reuters/Pascal Lauener)</b><p>Nixon introduced us to permanent, extrajudicial war in Southeast Asia, and it continues today in the Middle East<p>Greg Grandin<p>November 10, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In April 2014, ESPN published a photograph of an unlikely duo: Samantha …

Middle East

Coding a Way Out of the Refugee Crisis

Apps for migrants to Europe are everywhere. But how much can they really help?<p>Displaced by civil war? There’s an app for that. Scratch that: There are several dozen apps for that. Which one would you like?<p>Coding humanity’s way out of crisis has become popular in recent years, pioneered in response …

German Language

How Soko's Beautiful Jewelry Line Is Helping To Build A School

"Fashion a better world.”<p>Feel-good fashion never goes out of style. And we're not talking about cozy, luxurious fabrics --we're referring to products that give back. Our latest obsession is the simple yet stunning jewelry by Soko.<p>Founders Gwendolyn Floyd, Catherine Mahugu and Ella Peinovich started …

JackThreads Introduces Its New Brand with a Soho Pop-Up and 'Man Meditation'

The formerly members-only menswear site JackThreads is making a public turn. The e-commerce brand that once focused on flash-sale operations of third-party merchandise has headed in a new direction and focusing on its first in-house collection, helmed by two former Gap execs. And one of its first …

Menswear

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Father And Son Become Billionaires With Tanium, The Hottest Cybersecurity Startup

Fathers and sons everywhere can learn a lesson from David and Orion Hindawi.<p>Working together, the duo cofounded Tanium, a cybersecurity startup that helps protect governments and many of the world’s largest companies (including Amazon, Target, Visa, and Verizon). It’s a technological breakthrough …

Startups

Chef David Hertz is building a food-education network in Brazil

<i>This article was first published in the September 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

The 10 Lessons I Learned in More Than 10 Years as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are plenty of articles online these days focused on helping entrepreneurs make it big quickly. This has caused founders to stop focusing on building a sustainable business brick by brick and instead have their sights on becoming a …

To Get Paid for Doing What You Love, Love What People Value

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Do you really believe that a person can make a living doing anything they love to do?”<p>I looked right into the earnest, dubious face across from me and gave an honest answer, “Yes, I do.”<p>Of course, we’d love to believe that it’s that …

7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is never any predicting what interaction, whether it’s in a grocery store or at a networking function, will present a new business opportunity. That's why it's important to always be prepared to seize the day.<p>The key that unlocks …

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

Why Your Business Needs a Chief Customer Advocate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your company’s most valuable asset doesn’t even show up on your financial statements. That asset is your customers. If you don’t have customers, you don’t have a business. You can outsource manufacturing capabilities, fill in gaps in …

These 6 Companies Are Boosting Growth by Delighting Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talk about going the extra mile to delight your customers! In this case, it wasn’t just JetBlue’s philosophy of customer service that made a difference -- it was the actions of its customer-facing personnel as well that made this …

5 Tips for Becoming a Brilliant Conversationalist

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how meticulously you plan your words, you can never control how your message is received. However, several things are within your control, like timeliness, intensity and volume. Knowing what’s within your power and preparing in …

10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

<i>Our definitive guide to burgers—for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season.</i><p>Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers—those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-'09 burgers—require some more expertise. Enter Jamie Schweid of …

Abercrombie & Fitch has completely reinvented itself

But as sales decline and teens move away from the brand names that once ruled the mall, the retailer is trying a different approach that includes ads with classic designs devoid of logos.<p>This is all appears to be part of the once once-dominant teen retailer's efforts to market to a broader audience …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

The 4D Future of Stuff

Why limit ourselves to printing in just three dimensions?<p>Ours is a world of static objects, cut, cast, or forged for specific tasks. But let’s say you opened an Ikea box, and the desk inside assembled itself. Or your water pipes shrank as the pressure decreased: no more weak showers, less wasted …