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25 'superfoods' you should be eating more of right now


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Ever wondered what people mean when they say you should eat more superfoods?

You're not alone. As it turns out, there's no legal or medical definition for what counts as a "superfood." Nutritionists and public health experts rarely use the term.

But that doesn't mean it's completely bogus. In fact, there is some scientific basis for calling a food "super."

According to the CDC, which published a ranking of what it called "powerhouse" foods in 2014, these types of fruits and veggies pack a lot of key nutrients into each calorie and are linked with a reduced risk of chronic disease. Studies also suggest that people who eat more of them tend to be thinner and live longer than those who rarely or never eat them.

Here are the CDC's top 25, along with how they came up with their definition of "powerhouse" food:


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#25: Cabbage

The author of the CDC's "powerhouse" ranking, sociologist and public health expert Jennifer Di Noia, ranked the selections based on nutrient density, or how much good stuff (vitamins, fiber, protein, etc.) gets packed into each bite of a particular food.

Cabbage and its cousin Chinese cabbage (which ranked even higher at #2) made the cut because they're a good source of calcium, iron, fiber, folate, and vitamins and they're both very low in calories — 22 for a fraw cup of regular and 9 for a raw cup of the Chinese variety.

#24: Cauliflower

When looking at nutrient density, Di Noia focused on 17 nutrients, including:

  • Potassium: a key mineral which helps nerves and muscles communicate and may help offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure
  • Fiber: important for digestion and to help us feel full
  • Protein: critical for building and maintaining muscle
  • Calcium: key to strong bones
  • Ironhelps our muscles store and use oxygen
  • Zinc: for a healthy immune system
  • Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K

Cauliflower made the cut because it's rich in fiber and folate, vitamins B6, C, K, and potassium. A cup of chopped, raw cauliflower has just 27 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. Toss some in your next curry.

#23: Kohlrabi

To make the cut, each food on Di Noia's list had to provide 10% or more of the daily value of those key nutrients. Lower-calorie foods got higher scores, as did foods with more "bioavailable" nutrients, or those that could be readily absorbed by the body. 

Kohlrabi — a.k.a. that cream-colored veggie you've never heard of — is high in fiber, folate, vitamins C and B6, and potassium. A cup of it raw packs just 37 calories but a whopping 5 grams of fiber. Try it baked.

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We went to the most notorious beach rave on the planet — Thailand's Full Moon Party


Thailand is known for its gorgeous beaches, spicy food... and a tourist bacchanalia called the Full Moon Party, which takes place on the island of Koh Phangan every month.

Some 30,000 people attend these notorious parties, which are also held on special occasions like Christmas and New Year's Eve, which is when we attended. People don neon tank tops and body paint, dance to music blasting from the many nightclubs that line the beach, and drink boozy concoctions from plastic buckets.

The party rages well past dawn.

Story by Julie Zeveloff and editing by Carl Mueller

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There's something surprising going on with our current obsession with beards, according to one historian


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It's no secret that men are obsessed with beards these days.

And though that may be ending soon, one thing is surprising: How long the trend has lasted. 

According to historian Alun Withey, the beard's popularity has waxed and waned over the last few centuries, starting when surgical razors first became available in the 1700s.

Men began idolizing the clean-shaven faces of Greco-Roman statues. However, beards came back in Victorian times, but had fallen out again since the First World War.

Now they're back again, and it has Withey scratching his head. 

"The most recent rise of beards, which began several years ago, was most likely triggered when George Clooney, among others, arrived at the 2013 Baftas and Oscars with facial hair," Alun Withey said in an interview with The Telegraph. "We saw a huge rise in beards in the months following those ceremonies."

But then something interesting happened. The beards ... never went away. 

"It feels less like a trend this time. In recent decades, facial hair has had its moments, but it has always felt rather fleeting; think about 80s designer stubble, or the goatees of the mid-90s," Withey told The Telegraph. "These current, full-face beards have embedded themselves a little more."

Withey says that beards are often in vogue today due to a "crisis of masculinity" in today's contemporary man. He told The Telegraph that men today feel disconnected from their masculine traits, and so they grow their beards out to reassert their masculinity.

"Growing a beard is the only way a man can publicly display his manhood, without getting thrown in jail for indecent exposure," he said. "I'm already surprised at how long it's lasted."

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The 19 best online MBA programs


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An MBA can be a shortcut for ascending the career ladder and boosting your salary. While attending one of best b-schools in the world can be an attractive option — Business Insider published its list of the world's 50 best business schools in December — for some working professionals it's not feasible, making online programs a great alternative.

U.S. News & World Report recently released their ranking of the best online MBA programs, evaluating schools based solely on data related to their distance education MBA programs in five categories: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. (You can read a full breakdown of the methodology here.) Note that because of multiple ties, the ranking only goes through No. 15. 

Temple University's online MBA program took the top spot, followed by Indiana University at Bloomington, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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15. TIE: University of South Florida at St. Petersburg

U.S. News score: 76

Cost per credit: $907 (out-of-state), $462 (in-state)

University of South Florida at St. Petersburg employs the same qualified faculty to teach its online MBA courses. The program is based on flexibility in scheduling and coursework and accessibility to faculty.

15. TIE: University of North Texas

U.S. News score: 76

Cost per credit: $693 (out-of-state), $303 (in-state)

The online MBA program offered at University of North Texas can be completed in as little as 14 months. In addition, students are taught by the same tenured faculty who teach in the traditional MBA program.

15. TIE: University of Nebraska at Lincoln

U.S. News score: 76

Cost per credit: $531

Courses in University of Nebraska at Lincoln's online MBA program are accelerated with eight- week terms and employ the same faculty as the on-campus program. Ninety-six percent of students are employed when they enroll.

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19 gorgeous photos of daily life in Cuba



In the summer of 2015, the US and Cuba began finalizing the long process of restored relations. The American flag was lifted above the American embassy once again — and with that, sparked the interest of many tourists eager to visit the island.

While some restrictions are still in place for general tourism within the country, commercial flights are now freely going in and out, and it's finally a viable vacation plan for 2016.

The New York Times even placed Viñales, Cuba at number 10 in their annual "52 Places to Go" travel list — and with tourist numbers booming even in early last year, in 2016 the island will surely see its fair share of visitors.

Here's what it's like to vacation on the once-restricted island.  

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From Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts to the smaller art markets in the streets, tourists can find beautiful and colorful art all across the city.

Soccer games are played everywhere, even in the street.

Cubans are known for their love of vintage cars.

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A social psychologist reveals why so many marriages are failing and how to fix it


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Marriage has always been a gamble, but the modern game is harder and with higher stakes than ever before.

Research has revealed, for example, that people in a healthy marriage are some of the happiest couples in history.

Whereas those who are struggling in their marriage are more unhappy today than in the past.

When social psychologist Eli Finkel sought to understand why marriage is more extreme at both ends today than in the past, he discovered something intriguing and disturbing:

Marriages in the US are more challenging today than at any other time in our country's history.

The suffocation of marriage

Finkel is a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University and is known for developing a surprisingly simple marriage-saving procedure, which takes 21 minutes a year.

Together with his colleagues of the Relationships and Motivation LAB at Northwestern, Finkel and his team have gone on to publish several papers on what they call "the suffocation model of marriage in America."

In one of their latest papers on this front, they explain why — compared to previous generations — some of the defining qualities of today's marriages make it harder for couples to cultivate a flourishing relationship.

The simple answer is that people today expect more out of their marriage. If these higher expectations are not met, it can suffocate a marriage to the point of destroying it.

The 3 models of marriage

brad pitt angelina jolie mr and mrs. smithFinkel, in an opinion article in The New York Times summarizing their latest paper on this model, discusses the three distinct models of marriage that relationship psychologists refer to:

  • institutional marriage (from the nation's founding until 1850)
  • companionate marriage (from 1851 to 1965)
  • self-expressive marriage (from 1965 onward)

Before 1850, people were hardly walking down the aisle for love — the point of marriage was mostly for food production, shelter, and protection from violence.

People were often satisfied if they felt any emotional connection to their spouse at all, Finkel wrote.

By the turn of the 20th century, however, those norms changed quickly when an increasing number of people left the farm to live and work in the city for higher pay and fewer hours.

With the luxury of more free time, Americans focused on what they wanted in a lifelong partner, namely companionship and love. But the counter-cultural attitude of the 1960s led Americans to think of marriage as an option instead of an essential step in life.

Marriage today

as good as it gets jack nicholson with puppyThis leads us to today's model, self-expressive marriage, wherein the average modern, married American is looking not only for love from their spouse but for a sense of personal fulfillment.

Finkel writes that this era's marriage ideal can be expressed in the simple quote "You make me want to be a better man," from James L. Brooks' 1997 film "As Good as It Gets."

These changes to marital expectations have been a mixed bag, Finkel argues.

"As Americans have increasingly looked to their marriage to help them meet idiosyncratic, self-expressive needs, the proportion of marriages that fall short of their expectations has grown, which has increased rates of marital dissatisfaction," Finkel's team writes, in their latest paper.

On the other hand, "those marriages that succeed in meeting these needs are particularly fulfilling, more so than the best marriages in earlier eras."

The key to a successful marriage

mr and mrs smith brad pitt angelina jolieSo, what's the key to a successful, flourishing marriage?

Finkel and his colleagues describe three general options:

  • Don't look to your marriage alone for personal fulfillment. In addition to your spouse, use all resources available to you including friends, hobbies, and work.
  • If you want a lot from your marriage, then you have to give a lot, meaning that to meet their high expectations, couples must invest more time and psychological resources into their marriage.
  • And if neither of those options sound good, perhaps it's time to ask less of the marriage and adjust high expectations for personal fulfillment and self discovery.

Other researchers, like sociologist Jeffrey Dew, support the notion that time is a crucial factor in sustaining a successful marriage.

Dew, who is a professor at the University of Virginia, found that Americans in 1975 spent, on average, 35 hours a week alone with their spouse while couples in 2003 spent 26 hours together.

Child-rearing couples in 1975 spent 13 hours a week together, alone, compared to couples in 2003 who spent 9 hours a week together. The divorce rate in America was 32.8% in 1970 and rose to 49.1% by 2000.

While that doesn't necessarily mean less time together led to divorce — or that the people who stayed together were happy — Finkel's research suggests that higher expectations and less investment in the relationship may be a toxic brew.

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This mystifying cloud is made of birds


Every winter, starlings from Russia and Eastern Europe migrate to Israel.

Their migration is far from haphazard, though. These starlings form what are called "murmurations," a weird-looking cloud of birds that move as one.

Murmurations help the starlings find food and fend off predators, but to humans, they simply look like an impressive feat of synchronized flying.

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I talked with Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey about working at Facebook, being worth $700 million at 23, and the future of virtual reality (FB)


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A lot has changed since the last time I talked to Palmer Luckey, the 23-year-old creator of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

We last spoke over the phone back in 2013 when the Oculus Rift was still a runaway Kickstarter project, back before the team showed Mark Zuckerberg a prototype. Zuckerberg loved it, calling it "one of the coolest things I've ever seen," and Facebook ended up paying $2 billion for Oculus a year later.

That means Luckey is now a multi-millionaire Forbes pegs his net worth at $700 million and I point out how surreal that must feel, reaching that level of wealth a few short years after giving up his journalism studies to pursue virtual reality full time.

"This may sound — everyone says this — but it’s not about the money," says Luckey, who's wearing a blue polo shirt and fidgeting with a bottle of water. We're sitting at a round table inside of a small demo room deep within the Oculus booth at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Luckey was studying to become a tech journalist when he decided to pursue his vision.

"I didn’t get into tech journalism for the money, I didn’t get into VR for the money. When I was in tech journalism, I thought I was taking a break from school after Oculus took off. That seemed like the riskier path at the time. Like ‘I’m almost done with my degree in tech journalism, am I really going to give up my career in tech journalism for this wacky VR thing?’ Well that sounded like a lot of fun, so I’m going to go do that."

The journey has just begun

So Luckey dropped out of college and the gamble paid off, but Luckey's personality  quirky but genuine, laid-back but you can still tell his mind is thinking a mile a minute is a refreshing break from that of the usual Silicon Valley tech startup founder. This is the guy who originally planned to simply sell the plans for building the Oculus Rift to virtual reality enthusiasts so they could build it themselves, the cheapest way at the time to get the technology into people's hands.

palmer luckey He's no longer hacking together prototypes in his garage. Now he's working within the Oculus headquarters on Facebook's campus. He lives nearby in a large house he shares with six other people "All but one is from Oculus," he says and things have been steadily ramping up over the past year.

Two weeks ago, Oculus reached a major milestone as pre-orders for the consumer version Oculus Rift went live. The site was flooded with people willing to fork over $600 for a chance to get in on the ground floor of virtual reality. While he says he can't talk about any solid sales numbers because "financial disclosure stuff," the shipping date for new pre-orders has already slipped from March to July.

I ask Luckey what's going through his mind at this point, days after pre-orders went live.

"Launching pre-orders is relatively easy compared to shipping a product. So it’s not like ‘What a weight off your shoulders!’, when in reality, taking pre-orders is the point where you are finally making an actual, solid commitment to when you’re going to ship, and how much you’re going to ship for, and you can’t stumble between when you do that and when you’re supposed to ship. It’s actually not a weight off of my shoulders at all."

So the stress levels are actually getting kicked up a notch?

"It's impossible to do that," he says, laughing before adding "but it's a good time, don't get me wrong."

A controversial price tag

Oculus Rift booth CES 2016

The price did cause some controversy. The headset will cost $600, and that's not including the powerful gaming computer required to run the thing. Luckey and Oculus execs had said in years past they were targeting somewhere in the $200 to $400 range, but even after Luckey began hinting that the final price tag could be even higher, there were many that took to Twitter and virtual reality forums to voice their displeasure.

"It’s also worth noting that there’s a difference in reaction to the price between people who are buying it and people who aren’t," he says. "We are selling a ton of Rifts."

But Luckey is also quick to admit there was a bit of disconnect between the price people were expecting and what was announced.

"People have valid criticisms of the way we handled the messaging around our price. I think the price criticisms around what it cost are slightly less valid, but at the same time, people’s concerns are still valid. When they say ‘This isn’t going to be mainstream,’ I could talk about how reducing the cost of our headset from $599 to $499 doesn’t really matter when the all-in cost for a non-gamer is still gonna be $1400 to $1500 [including a computer to run it]. But at the end of the day, there’s a lot of people who do have graphics cards that are already compatible, and for them the cost of the headset is really the only cost, and from their perspective, I totally get what they’re saying."

Palmer Luckey Oculus Rift founder Touch controllersLuckey argues that all of his decisions have been increasingly long-term when compared to back when the Rift was a Kickstarter project. The Facebook acquisition allowed the team to shift its focus from simply making something accessible to "making the best," and so the company's strategy shifted, and they also partnered with Samsung to ship the $99 Gear VR headset on the side to ensure people could buy an entry-level headset that would work with their Samsung phone.

"We are attacking the high-end, trying to build the best thing possible, and we are working on Gear VR, which is $99, works with the tens of millions of people who have modern Samsung phones. The reality is, these are decisions are all mine and Oculus', and it’s because we think they’re the best decisions for the long term. And we haven’t abandoned gaming, we haven’t abandoned the high end, we also haven’t abandoned the low end. It’s really hard to keep every group of people happy when everyone wants a different thing."

The $600 price tag could have easily been higher too. Oculus maintains it's selling the Rift "at cost," and it's opting to ship with an Xbox One controller and wireless remote instead of including its Touch motion controllers that give players the chance to see their hands tracked in VR. The Touch controllers, held in each hand, allow you to pick up objects, give a thumbs up to other players, or use them as virtual guns during a firefight.

In most games, aside from flight simulators (where a joystick would feel more natural) or driving simulators (which feel best with a steering wheel), the Touch controllers definitely up the immersion levels. At this point, they feel like a solid first attempt at solving the issue of hand input in VR, but they're not a requirement for every experience.

When you look down while within a virtual space, it only feels natural to also see your hands floating in space along side you, responding to your most subtle movement. Virtual reality may be the future of gaming and online interaction, but tracking your hands, body, and feet is definitely the future of VR.

Luckey and the Oculus team know this  they've purchased a slew of computer vision startups in the past couple of years that all involve hand tracking but they still need to give game developers the time to build rich games and experiences that incorporate this tech, even its Touch controllers.

Avoiding Microsoft's Xbox One-Kinect debacle

Oculus Touch

When talking about the decision to ship the Touch controllers separately and in the latter half of 2016, the best parallel to make is when Microsoft announced it was bundling its body-tracking Kinect sensor with every Xbox One, without the option to purchase just the game console. The decision caused a huge controversy, and after Sony announced the PlayStation 4 would be launching for $100 less than the Xbox One, Microsoft eventually ended up reversing its decision. 

Luckey doesn't want to repeat that mistake.

"That’s kind of one of the things that we looked at when we thought about bundling Touch," Luckey says. "Do we really want to bundle this thing that is significantly raising the cost, and making the barrier to entry higher, when a lot of people are going to say ‘Why did you bundle this stupid s---, I don’t want it.’ Now I might think it’s super cool and important, but a lot of people wouldn’t want it, and what we wouldn’t want to do is promise developers we were going to bundle Touch, get them worked up around building Touch games, and then say ‘Just kidding, we’re not bundling it.’ That would have led to fallout. So we’ve been kind of executing on the same plan for a long time, and we have an aggressive timeline, but it’s a realistic timeline."

Luckily, that realistic timeline still includes a launch catalog that's filled with plenty of full games and experiences that are playable with a gamepad controller to tide people over until the Touch controllers ship and game creators can catch up.

Two of those games, the space dogfighting game "Eve: Valkyrie" and playful platformer "Lucky's Tale," are included with every Rift free of charge. Luckey points out that these games have been in development "for years," and that there will be "more than 100" titles to play by the end of the year.

After finally getting the chance to try these titles on one of Oculus' latest engineering samples for the consumer edition of the Rift, I'm convinced: 2016 is going to be The Year of VR.

Even without the Touch controllers, these games are insanely fun to play, and the immersion is so incredible that anything I would say would sound like hyperbole. (Oculus fans will also be pleased to hear Luckey mentioned that "We've actually made some further improvements from what you're going to get in the box and these show units.")

The craziest thing? The long wait is almost over — the Rift is less than three months away.

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A new company called Hungryroot swaps veggies for the carbs in your favorite comfort foods — but is it any good?


Comfort foods can often be tough to deny ourselves, but a new company called Hungryroot is giving carb-heavy dishes a healthy twist.

Hungryroot swaps carbs like pasta for noodles instead made with carrots, sweet potatoes, radishes, beets, zucchinis, and more.

We put a chicken pad thai-like dish made of carrots and the cauliflower couscous to the test. 

The results were mixed, but the pad thai is worth your time.

Hungryroot was started in 2015 by Ben McKean, who sold his restaurant technology company, Savored, to Groupon, Greg Struck, founder of Long Island Iced Tea brands, and Franklin Becker, of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters," who also founded The Little Beet.

In May, Hungryroot raised $2 million in funding from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, and KarpReilly.

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Meet the 26-year-old entrepreneurs using Instagram to build an art empire from scratch (FB)



Aged just 23, two recent university graduates, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, decided it was time to set up an art gallery. More important than their initial 300- square-foot pop-up space in Chiswick, London next to a butcher's shop, was the pair's determination to exploit the power of Instagram.

Three years on, they've developed an online network of young, international buyers from Hong Kong, the Middle East and the US and they have a 4,000-square-foot gallery in Soho, London. They now have plans to expand internationally and turn The Unit into the first major art gallery franchise.

"Most museums and art galleries still think of social media as a plaything for narcissistic teenagers who want to take photos of their breakfast. They don’t take it seriously as a commercial tool," Kennedy told Business Insider.

Burt and Kennedy take social media very seriously. Their last show Paintguide — "the first Instagram curated art exhibition" — brought together 61 artists from around the world who had all built their reputations on Instagram. Savvy almost the point of cynicism, the duo recognized the "huge PR value" of the exposure that comes from an exhibition featuring artists that have hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Joe and Jonny even have celebrity support from the likes of Jude Law, Bob Geldof, and Jean Paul Gautier.

Since they are doing a good job of dragging the fine art world into in the 21st century, Business Insider decided it was time to interview them, while having a look round their Soho gallery.

After the school friends graduated from different universities, Kennedy took a job with ad firm Leo Burnett, while Burt focused on his art. Neither was happy with a conventional 9-5 job, so they rented a tiny room in Chiswick on a pop-up basis, where they slowly began to sell artworks.

"When we started the business, we had no contacts to lean on, we did not know any journalists and we had no funding." They were losing money initially and knew that they had to try something very different to make the business a success.

So Joe and Jonny decided to harness the power of Facebook and Instagram, in a radical break from how other galleries do marketing. Kennedy explained, "Most galleries have marketing strategies that are based around newsletters and adverts in art magazines, but the everyday affluent young person does not buy art magazines. Young people are all on social media, they’re all on Instagram, Facebook."

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A woman who is married to a psychopath explains what it's like


James Fallon and psychopath

You might have a lot of preconceived notions about what it's like to meet a psychopath, but now imagine being married to one.

James Fallon, a neuroscientist at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, accidentally found out he was a psychopath while studying the brain scans of psychopathic criminals and realizing his own brain looked eerily similar.

Fallon later discovered other disturbing clues about himself: Not only did he possess certain genes that have been linked to psychopathy, but he had half a dozen alleged murderers (including the infamous Lizzie Borden) in his family.

In interviews, Fallon comes across as a perfectly normal, affable guy. But what would it be like to live with him, we wondered?

What it's like to live with a psychopath

The BBC interviewed Fallon and his family in a show called "The Brain of a Murderer: Are You Good or Evil?" in 2013. The show paints a telling portrait of his personality.

Fallon's wife, who declined to be interviewed for this story, admits that she wasn't hugely shocked when her husband found out he had some neurological and genetic traits linked with being a psychopath.

"It was surprising, but it wasn't surprising, because he really is, in a way, two different people," James Fallon's wife, Diane Fallon, says in the video. On the one hand, she said, there's the guy who's funny and gregarious. But on the other hand, he's always had "a stand-offish side."

Fallon's son James echoed his mother's statements as well.

"I knew there was always something off" about him, his son James says in the video. Once he'd learned his father had some traits linked with psychopathy, his son added: "It makes more sense now." In addition, he says his father has a hothead — a trait associated with a subtype of psychopaths Fallon calls distempered psychopaths.

Despite these accounts, there's a good reason that we shouldn't jump to negative conclusions about people like Fallon. For one thing, having psychopathic traits doesn't necessarily make someone a bad person, says Fallon, since personality isn't driven by genes or brain chemistry alone.

Psychopaths aren't always criminals

SherlockIn interviews, Fallon reveals that he does bear some of the behavioral traits of a psychopath, such as a lack of emotional sensitivity toward others. In his interview with BBC, Fallon admits that he'd probably blow off the funeral of a family member so he could go to a party or do something more fun instead.

But Fallon certainly isn't a criminal — a fact he credits to the positive environment in which he grew up. Research has found that for some people who possess a gene linked to psychopathy, being abused or mistreated as a child can influence whether they develop antisocial behavior.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) doesn't recognize the term psychopath, but is has an entry for something called "antisocial personality disorder." People with this disorder, it says, exhibit impairments in personality functioning and pathological personality traits, including egocentrism, manipulative behavior, and a lack of empathy.

In fact, psychopathy is surprisingly common in the population, with estimates of its prevalence ranging from 0.2% to 3% (a 2009 study in the UK found a prevalence of 0.6%). Even in literature, psychopaths abound — it appears that Sherlock Holmes may have been one.

So chances are, you've probably met a psychopath. And who knows — it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility that you could even live with one!

You can watch the full BBC interview with Fallon and his family:

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8 ways to look like a millionaire, even if you're not


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Regardless of how much you make, it's easy to project an air of power and confidence commonly associated with the wealthy, as long as you focus on the right things.

Sylvie di Giusto worked in human resources for more than 20 years before becoming an image consultant in 2009.

Her company, Executive Image Consulting, has worked with executives looking to improve how they present themselves and professionals looking to rise in the corporate hierarchy. She also gives dress-code consulting to corporations, which have included McKinsey, BMW, and Thomas Cook, according to her website.

With inspiration from Vicky Oliver's book, "The Millionaire's Handbook: How to Look and Act Like a Millionaire, Even If You're Not," we asked di Giusto how anyone could look like a millionaire, regardless of their net worth. Here's what she said, with some of Oliver's advice thrown in.

Vivian Giang contributed to this article.

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Invest wisely by using the one-third rule.

Every man should have at least one good suit, and every woman should have at least one good jacket with matching pants or a skirt. Di Giusto recommends that these "investment pieces" should feel expensive, but that for her clients, "The more they make, the more they have to invest."

She clarifies that professionals can "shop smart," as long as they don't skimp on quality. She recommends visiting designer outlets, as well as online equivalents, like The Outnet and Gilt.

In her book, Oliver recommends sticking to the "one-third rule": Buy "one-third as many clothes as you do now, but spend three times as much on each item." So instead of buying three pairs of pants at average prices, buy one pair of expensive pants and wear them everywhere.

Consider every detail, down to your iPhone case.

Di Giusto remembers a job applicant she interviewed when she worked for a German company. The interviewee looked great and said all the right things. At the interview's conclusion, he took out his iPhone to schedule a follow up. As he edited his calendar, di Giusto noticed an offensive word emblazoned on his phone's case, and in that moment she found herself questioning everything she previously thought about him. She ended up hiring him, but he almost invalidated a great first impression with a careless oversight.

"If you're serious about your image, you need to be aware that it goes far beyond your suit," di Giusto said. That means realizing that your desk, your accessories, and even your smartphone's case need to be an extension of your professional image.

Conform your style to your industry, but allow one "statement piece."

It should be evident that regardless of your company's dress code, there's a general way that people dress according to industry.

Di Giusto recommends that for the most part, you should not try too hard to distinguish yourself. If you work in finance, dress conservatively; if you work in tech, go for casual chic. A good rule of thumb is to dress the way your company's executives do.

That said, di Giusto doesn't want her clients to turn into boring clones of each other. She recommends one flexible statement piece appropriate for the workplace. For example, di Giusto has a pair of unique eyeglasses she likes to wear with business attire. She also mentioned a CEO who dresses the part in traditional dark suits, but has them lined with flashy pink or floral patterns.

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Tom Brady's 'no-tomato' diet is bogus — here's why


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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a seriously strict diet.

In an interview with The Boston Globe's Hilary Sargent, Brady's personal chef, Allen Campbell, said the 38-year-old athlete and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, eat mostly vegetables, meat, and the occasional banana.

However, not all fresh fruits and veggies are considered OK to eat.

In fact, a whole family of flowering plants called nightshades, which includes delicious vegetables like peppers, is totally off-limits.

"[Tom] doesn't eat nightshades, because they're not anti-inflammatory," Campbell said. "So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants."

What's a nightshade?

The term "nightshade" refers to a family of flowering plants that includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and potatoes. The family's more official name is Solanaceae; the plants all make a chemical compound called solanine that repels potential pests that might see them as a tasty snack.

tomatoesThe plants have been incorrectly linked with painful swelling or inflammation for decades, according to New York University professor of nutrition Lisa Sasson.

Sasson says the idea that nightshades cause or worsen swelling is a myth.

"There are no studies that support that," she said. "It's just this kind of myth that circulates."

In fact, there are some studies that suggest tomatoes may have components that actually help relieve inflammation. Others have shown no direct relationship between tomatoes and swelling.

If there was a strong connection, populations with diets high in tomatoes and eggplants (such as some Italian diets) would likely have a disproportionate amount of problems with inflammation, suggests Sasson, and that isn't the case.

Another one of the off-limits foods Campbell mentions is mushrooms, which don't fit into the nightshade family after all since they're technically a fungus.

Nightshades are rich sources of vitamin C and fiber — and they make a pretty great pizza

Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are all great sources of vitamin C, fiber, and other nutrients like vitamin A and B-6, which are important for eyesight and cell function. Depending on what you eat, you likely won't become vitamin deficient if you cut them out completely, Sasson said, but you'd probably want to find those nutrients somewhere else, like in other foods, such as spinach and chick peas.

Nevertheless, you'd still have to kiss pizza and marinara-drizzled pasta good-bye.

There are better ways to reduce inflammation

There are some steps you can take to reduce inflammation (which actually isn't all bad), Sasson said. They includes staying active, eating healthy fats found in avocados, fish, etc., and steering clear of added sugar and white flour.

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People reveal the biggest lessons they would tell their younger selves


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It takes a lifetime of hard-earned lessons to get to where we are today.

But sometimes we wonder, if only we could tell our younger selves what we know now, could we perhaps save ourselves from some emotional or physical distress or better prepare ourselves for the future?

While time travel has yet to become a reality, sharing what we wish we could tell our younger selves can serve to inform others of important life lessons we've learned. 

Here are some stories Quora users shared, as well as the lessons they can impart on future generations.

Answers have been edited for clarity.

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Be true to yourself.

"You may not really know who that is, but people will come and try to influence you a great deal in the next ten years and you'll suffer for it. Don't be what they want you to be. Be who you want to be.

"This is your greatest weakness: the desire to be something to please everyone else, instead of being something to please yourself. You don't know it, but you're very good at being a social chameleon. You'll be able to make people think you fit in anywhere, with any group, pretty much any time. And for all that it sounds cool, it's not. It'll leave you adrift, feeling like you're never really a part of anything. Stop it. Be whoever you want to be, and people will love and respect you for it. They won't respect you for being fake." —Alex Cherry

Don't let fear hold you back.

"I would grab my younger self by the neck, I'd look at his eyes straight, and I'd say, 'Listen to me carefully:

"'Forget the fear of looking fool or ridiculous when attempting something. Just do it! If it turns out well, you won. If not, nobody cares! Just go on.

"'Some opportunities come only once in your life. Don't let them pass.

"'Failure is just one step closer to success. Just learn from it and do it better next time.

"'Most intelligent people lose because they don't dare to try. Most fools win just because they don't think too much about it. Don't think too much, just do it!

"'It's better to try and fail, than spending the rest of your life wondering what if...

"'Take a few minutes to define, clearly, what's important for you and what's not (money? career? properties? status?). Once you have it clear, work towards these goals. If you are smart, you'll realize much of these things are just fog.

"'The future never comes. Seize the day. Enjoy every minute.

"'Nobody knows the truth. Just follow your heart.'

"And finally, I'd say: 'Realize that you're freaking good looking, and it won't last for long. Go talk to that chick!'" —Luis M. Gonzalez

Expressing yourself can open you up to new possibilities.

"It's okay to talk about your thoughts and feelings. It's scary and it's difficult, I know. You're afraid you will seem like a freak. But you can do it, and it opens up a whole new world. Most of the time, most of what you say people can relate to, or they can imagine relating to, if it comes from the heart. You don't want anyone to know how much you think about everything, because for some reason, other people don't think about stuff as much, and you assume there must be a reason for this. But there isn't." —John David Ward

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