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Why Sarcastic People Are More Successful

Research calls sarcasm "the highest form of intelligence" and claims it can help you get ahead at work.<p>Everybody just loves sarcasm. It's so warm and fuzzy and makes everyone feel nice. So go ahead with those biting quips -- they'll definitely win you friends and admirers!<p>I'm being sarcastic, of …

Experts say phones need a 'bedtime mode' to fix our sleep

We've all done it: you've gone to bed early in order to catch up on some much needed sleep, only to lay there for hours staring at your phone until you're no longer tired. Some reports believe handsets shouldn't get all the blame for our poor sleep schedules, but we've known for some time that …

Nugget | Book Summaries in PDF and Audio

<i>A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA</i><p>As far as you know, scientists are serious and rather dull guys in white coats doing …

Why too much choice is stressing us out

Once upon a time in Springfield, the Simpson family visited a new supermarket. Monstromart’s slogan was “where shopping is a baffling ordeal”. Product choice was unlimited, shelving reached the ceiling, nutmeg came in 12lb boxes and the express checkout had a sign reading, “1,000 items or less”. In …

Peter Thiel

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

How the British Royal Family Became a Global Brand

It’s hard to imagine the monarchs of Saudi Arabia and Thailand selling souvenir tchotchkes in quite the same way.<p>Regardless of how people felt about the British royal family, they would have been hard-pressed to avoid the image of Queen Elizabeth II in London—and in much of the world—during the …

Refugees who changed the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are destitute, desperate but determined. Thousands of them flee their homes every year, risking their lives in unseaworthy boats or crammed in trucks.<p>Refugees struggling to find a new life in Europe have seized the world's attention. In some places, they have faced a backlash from …

Albert Einstein

5 Ways to Create Your Own Luck | Inc.com

<b>Luck</b> - it seems elusive, improbable, and above all, mystical. To some, luck does not exist. It is instead a somewhat infuriating object that is often credited for being how and why many entrepreneurs have succeeded (and perhaps, why they have failed).<p>To others, luck is something else. It is an …

Business Strategy

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart | Inc.com

A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. They succeed along many different dimensions of life--their friendships, their physical and mental …

Self-improvement

You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.<p>While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …

Creativity

12 Moving Facts About Walt Disney That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

An army of real estate agents fanned out over central Florida, working on behalf of a mystery client. They bought thousands of acres, sometimes offering as little as $100. Who was the buyer? They couldn't tell anyone. In fact, they didn't really know for sure.<p>Then, a newspaper figured it out. The …

Walt Disney Company

Here's Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others

Ramon Espinosa—AP<p>Claudia Daut—Reuters<p>Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Desmond Boylan—AP<p>Alexandre Meneghini—Reuters<p>Ismael Francisco—AP<p>Tony …

A psychologist reveals the 9 most common dreams and what they mean

Many psychologists have given up trying to interpret dreams, but we talked to one who hasn't.<p>Psychologist Ian Wallace has interpreted over 150,000 dreams during more than 30 years of practice.<p>He helped us compile a list of nine of the most common dreams, their meanings, and what action you should …

The Challenges of Baking with Less Sugar (& How to Fix Them)

<i>Joanne Chang—owner of Flour Bakery and all-around dessert wizard—wrote the book on baking with less sugar.</i><p><i>Today, she's sharing 5 of her favorite recipes from her book, along with ways to overcome the challenges that go along with reducing white sugar while baking.</i><p><b>Low sugar:</b> Oatmeal Raisin Cranberry …

Dessert

11 Facebook Buttons (Besides ‘Dislike’) That Would Be Exceptionally Useful | Inc.com

Yay! We’re finally getting a dislike button on Facebook.<p>Or something like that. Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO, for anyone who hasn’t used the Internet in the last decade) said on Tuesday, “[W]e are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it.”<p>However, it’s a trickier challenge …

Social Media

Who killed the 20th century’s greatest spy?

This much is certain: Ashraf Marwan, a man some describe as the 20th century’s greatest spy, was alive when he tumbled from the fifth-floor balcony of his £4.4m London flat. The Egyptian businessman landed, shortly after 1.30pm on 27 June 2007, in the private rose garden at number 24 Carlton House …

Middle East

Humans of the world: This stunning new film will change how you see yourself

You may think that you’ve seen this film before. If all you see is the poster, trailer or Google promo for Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s stunning latest opus <i>Human</i>, it’s easy to dismiss the production as yet another beautifully photographed but unstartling documentary—the kind you might play in the …

United Nations

How To Fight Poverty? It’s Simple: Give Cash To Poor People

Experts don’t know what a poor person needs. But guess who does? Poor people.<p>There’s a very long list of ways that nonprofits have tried to attack the problem of global poverty. Some give microfinance loans. Others create skills training programs. Still others give laptops to kids. Of all the …

Off the grid and hunted -- how to disappear in 2015

On a cold, rainy day in May 2015, newly married couple Emma and Adam Channell disappeared from the world they knew and went on the run. For 28 days …

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

Data Visualization

This Barbie’s Instagram account is the ultimate mockery of hipster culture

Don’t you love your life—your single-origin morning coffee, your holidays in nature, your conscious-consumption choices? Those heavy-frame glasses, that analog camera, the washed-out Instagram filter. You’re mindful, grateful, #blessed.<p>You are not alone.<p>In fact, the carefully crafted casualness of …

Social Media

The Opposite of Hoarding

For some, the need to shed possessions is a life-consuming illness—but the cultural embrace of decluttering can make it hard to seek help.<p>As long as she can remember, Annabelle Charbit has loathed “stuff.” She hated birthdays because birthdays meant gifts. And gifts meant finding a way to toss them.<p>…

The benefits of being selfish

None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish.<p>We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful. But when it comes to doing your best work, sometimes being selfish is <i>exactly</i>what you need to do.<p>Why you can’t say no<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join …

Employment

Inside the Quiet Lives of China’s Disappearing Tibetan Nomads

Ethnic Tibetans in traditional dress wait to perform at a local government sponsored festival on the Tibetan Plateau in<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kevin …

It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …

University of Chicago

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

If, like me, you're an amateur taster of beer and wine, inevitably you've asked yourself why you don't taste that hint of raspberry or note of pine bark that someone else says is there.<p>Genetics certainly have something to do with why we have different perceptions of tastes. Scientists have shown …

Napa Valley

15 Of The Bravest Military Animals To Ever Serve Their Country

Sometimes the bravest are also the furriest.

Military

How Donald Duck helped win Second World War – and beat Mickey to the job

A new documentary is to explore how Disney favourite Donald helped the Allies win the Second World War<p>He has entertained generations of children with his adorable features and distinctive voice, but few will recall Donald Duck as the face of wartime America.<p>A new documentary is to explore not just …

Remembrance Day