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People who like “pseudo-profound” quotes are not so smart, says science

“By maturing, we self-actualize.”<br>“We dream, we vibrate, we are reborn.”<br>“Choice is the driver of purpose.”<p>If you found yourself rolling your eyes at the above quotes, congratulations: Your cynicism may be a sign of intelligence, according to a study published in November in the journal Judgment and …

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11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Always Make

There are reasons why so many entrepreneurs fail. Here are five of the most surprisingly common.<p>Entrepreneurship is fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, satisfying, and energizing. Sometimes its even financially rewarding. Many would-be entrepreneurs think they have achieved success the moment …


Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

The real secret to success in Silicon Valley, according to a Stanford professor

Silicon Valley has become something of a mecca for talented entrepreneurs looking to make their mark. As a professor teaching them, I have had a ringside seat as some of the most driven businesspeople on the planet slug it out. An intoxicating blend of innovation, money and cutting-edge technology …

Silicon Valley

People with this personality type are most likely to be unemployed

If you're wondering why it's so difficult for you to hold down a job, you might consider taking a personality assessment.<p>Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to be unemployed than others.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career …

13 Ways You May Be Accidentally Making Yourself Unhappy

Mental health experts weigh in on the things that aren't as good for you as you think.<p>If you haven't been feeling so hot, these little seemingly normal things might be a problem. To help, BuzzFeed Life talked to a few mental health experts about the most common behaviors that might not be as …

Mental Health
Social Media

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …

Ex Machina: Its intelligence is not artificial

With faint whiffs of <i>Frankenstein</i>, <i>2001</i> and even the "betcha didn't see that coming" of <i>The Sixth Sense</i>, <i>Ex Machina</i>, which opens Friday, weaves an …

Artificial Intelligence

Here Are 10 Specific Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?" One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor and former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong.</i><p>* * *<p>By Yishan Wong<p>Here's one that goes against a lot of …

Diet Screwups

<b>SCREWUP: Marathon TV Pig-Out</b><p><b>REMEDIES</b><p><b>Eat Breakfast the Next Day:</b> "Starving yourself is a bad idea," says Jim White, R.D., a Virginia Beach, Va.-based …


Here’s What Scientists Learned In The Largest Systematic Study Of Email Habits

For one thing, you’re shockingly predictable<p>You probably get a lot of emails. Heck, maybe someone even sent you this article in an email. And you have likely developed a systematic approach to dealing with this digital avalanche that never seems to end. Even though email has been around for about …


18 Science Facts You Believed In The 1990s That Are Now Totally Wrong

The 1990s had better music, but it was a more primitive time. Science is a constantly changing endeavor.

Eavesdropping On The Sounds Of Stars

The stars might be singing; too bad we'll never hear them<p>The surface of a star is a volatile place. Constantly in motion, a star’s exterior flows with plasma and often accumulates new materials, which are drawn in by the star’s immense gravitational pull.<p>Well it turns out these chaotic activities …