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Politicians are hiring 'neuroconsultants' to study the brains of voters and influence voting decisions

Politicians are hiring 'neuroconsultants' to study the brains of voters and influence voting decisions

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

Shutterstock Today's "neuropolitical" consultants say they can peg voters' feelings by observing their spontaneous responses to stimuli. These consultants aim to use this...
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Elon Musk says he's so exhausted that friends are 'really concerned' - here's how much sleep you really need to stay healthy

Elon Musk says he's so exhausted that friends are 'really concerned' - here's how much sleep you really need to stay healthy

3 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   4 articles

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The CDC recommends getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night, but individual needs vary. Sleep deprivation is associated with serious health...
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6 things 'The Meg' gets wrong about the prehistoric giant sharks - and the one it gets right

6 things 'The Meg' gets wrong about the prehistoric giant sharks - and the one it gets right

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Warner Bros. Warning: Spoilers ahead for "The Meg." "The Meg" may have surprised us all with its weekend box-office haul (with an estimated $44.5 million, it's Warner Bros.'...
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Animals that defy the rules of aging - like naked mole rats - could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity

Animals that defy the rules of aging - like naked mole rats - could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity

5 days ago   |   Business Insider

Neil Bromhall/Shutterstock Some long-living animals seem to defy the rules of aging , so scientists are studying them. Two animals of interest to researchers are the naked mole...
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Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed - and it has nothing to do with the brain

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed - and it has nothing to do with the brain

7 days ago   |   Business Insider

Iryna Inshyna / Shutterstock Monday, August 13 is International Lefthanders Day. About 10% of the population is left-handed. There have been several theories over the years...
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The world's most dangerous venomous animals are all in Australia

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

Some of the world's deadliest animals have venom that's thousands of times more toxic than cyanide and can kill a human in minutes. Brown snakes, funnel web spiders, and the...
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14 reasons you're not getting over your ex - even if they were totally wrong for you

14 reasons you're not getting over your ex - even if they were totally wrong for you

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

LightField Studios / Shutterstock Walking away from a meaningful relationship is always going to be difficult. When it wasn't your decision, a break up can be even harder. But...
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Exercise is good for our mental health - but more isn't always better

Exercise is good for our mental health - but more isn't always better

11 days ago   |   Business Insider

Kan chana / Shutterstock A large new study has confirmed how exercise is good for our mental health. Team sports, cycling, and doing aerobics and gym exercises were associated...
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The US is slapping Russia with new sanctions over allegations they poisoned an ex-spy on UK soil

The US is slapping Russia with new sanctions over allegations they poisoned an ex-spy on UK soil

12 days ago   |   Business Insider

The Trump administration is planning to impose targeted sanctions on Russia over their alleged March poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British...
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People who sleep for longer than 8 hours could have a greater risk of dying early - but that doesn't mean you should never sleep in

People who sleep for longer than 8 hours could have a greater risk of dying early - but that doesn't mean you should never sleep in

13 days ago   |   Business Insider

Nelli Syrotynska / Shutterstock A new study has shown too much sleep might increase your risk of heart disease and early death. But don't start getting up earlier just...
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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Cardi B stuns on the VMAs red carpet in a custom velvet gown

Cardi B stuns on the VMAs red carpet in a custom velvet gown

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Artist Cardi B was the star to watch on the MTV VMAs red carpet. She wore a velvet-fuchsia couture gown by designer Nicolas Jebran. Her earrings were... Read more ...

All the looks celebrities wore to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

All the looks celebrities wore to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images From the over-the-top performances to the acceptance speeches , the MTV Video Music Awards are always filled... Read more ...

6 things you can - and should - buy used whenever possible

6 things you can - and should - buy used whenever possible

Getty Images There are certain things, including bike helmets, car seats, and makeup, that you should absolutely never buy used . But you don't always need to shell out the... Read more ...

'Even if I'm telling the truth, that makes me a liar': Trump pushes back...

'Even if I'm telling the truth, that makes me a liar': Trump pushes back against an interview with Mueller, says he'll 'stay out' of the Russia investigation

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump said he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to special counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury... Read more ...

These people make hundreds of dollars a month flipping products from a...

These people make hundreds of dollars a month flipping products from a skater brand that teens are obsessed with. Here's how they do it

EBay Teens are obsessed with Supreme , a skater brand that has seen mainstream success in recent years. Supreme has garnered a lot of attention in the last week after copies of... Read more ...

Trump targeted Mueller in his most direct attack yet, and experts say his...

Trump targeted Mueller in his most direct attack yet, and experts say his comments could impact the Manafort trial

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider; Alex Wong/Getty; Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump went after the special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday in his most direct attack... Read more ...

Elon Musk and Grimes stopped following each other on social media - here's a...

Elon Musk and Grimes stopped following each other on social media - here's a look back on their relationship

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Elon Musk and Grimes debuted their relationship at the Met Gala in May 2018 . They met on Twitter , where they bonded over a joke about artificial... Read more ...

This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank'...

This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank' - but I swear by it in my everyday life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your... Read more ...

Using nothing but lines, this artist creates dizzying 3D drawings that will...

Using nothing but lines, this artist creates dizzying 3D drawings that will make you do a double take

Courtesy of Carl Krull Danish artist Carl Krull , who is based in Copenhagen, creates mind-bending drawings that look three-dimensional. "I know I draw in an almost sculptural... Read more ...

Nvidia revealed its newest, most cutting-edge graphics cards yet - here are...

Nvidia revealed its newest, most cutting-edge graphics cards yet - here are the key details

NVIDIA NVIDIA announced three new additions to its graphics card lineup Monday - the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti. The new RTX series, powered by Turing GPU... Read more ...