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11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

16 Startups Poised to Disrupt the Education Market

Colleges and universities are facing new competition for customers--students and their parents--from startups delivering similar goods (knowledge, credentials, prestige) more affordably and efficiently. Here's a rundown of some of those startups.<p>How pricey is a traditional four-year education?<p>So …

Higher Education

Financial innovation, Silicon Valley style

Alternative lenders such as Lending Club are now well known for having created new kinds of securities for investors looking for high yields. But …

Silicon Valley

Peer-to-peer lending is surging in the US, and it could hurt big banks

"At the time, I was making the transition to freelance," he said. "When I asked the bank, they did not want to lend me the money because I was leaving a permanent position for freelance."<p>Smith turned to the online marketplace Lending Club and had a deal within six days.<p>"Getting a peer-to-peer loan …

Clive Palmer’s Titanic plans stalled; The Athlete’s Foot owner RCG Corporation announces $200 acquisition: Midday Roundup

Clive Palmer’s plans to build a second Titanic have stalled, with the project two years behind schedule.<p>Work has not even started on the $500 million …

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

Entrepreneurship