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What your date of birth says about you

Astrology may be pure bunk, but new research is shedding light on how our birthdays can impact our personalities<p>Kali Holloway<p>July 29, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A search for the amount of money Americans spend annually on astrology turns up estimates ranging from …

Psychology

10 Things You Must Give Up To Move Forward

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Animator reveals the surprising reason why there aren't any female Minions

The gender and sexuality of the tiny yellow troublemakers who first appeared in "Despicable Me" have been debated since the animated franchise's original film was released in 2010.<p>One widespread theory was that Minions were gender neutral, since they don both traditionally male and female …

A new study is upending long-held theories about the relationship between birth order and personality

But those stereotypes bear little validity, according to a recent study that researchers say is "the biggest in history looking at birth order and personality."<p>A study of 377,000 high school students by University of Illinois psychologists found that firstborns have an IQ advantage, on average, of …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Advantage: Andy Samberg, in the ridiculous 7 Days In Hell

A lot of high-concept comedies are often criticized for much the same reason films based on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> characters are taken to task: These …