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10 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Psychologists call it the "spotlight effect": People generally don't pay nearly as much attention to you as you think they do. Phew. But when they are motivated to pay attention, they really pay...

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The history of coffee shows people have been arguing about the drink for over...

Caffeine is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug (you can thank globalization and rough Monday mornings for that). But before we had a Starbucks on every other block, the drink endured...

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How to order whiskey like a pro

So you've decided to drink whiskey. That's good, but it's just a first step. Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, or Rye — the options are at once tantalizing and intimidating if you haven't wrapped...

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I've been going to Cape Cod during the summer for 23 years — here are all of...

Vacation isn't cheap — particularly if you're traveling to Cape Cod, a popular East Coast vacation spot that also happens to be one of the most expensive US summer destinations. But when you're a...

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Google reveals what people really think about weed

Americans are searching for weed more than ever, according to Google trends. What are they searching for, when, and where? Let’s find out. SEE ALSO: Americans have radically changed the views on weed...

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An architecture expert reveals 20 of the ugliest McMansions in America

The American McMansion is officially a dying breed of architectural design, which is good news for those who consider the unnecessarily massive, and disproportionate homes an eyesore. The blog Worst...

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Apple's CEO has already invested in a startup's idea to revolutionize showers

$400 is a lot of money to drop on a shower, but the Nebia isn't just any shower. The unique shower system uses atomizing technology, originally developed for jet engines, to turn water into a fine...

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16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your...

Want to pick up some good habits? The best approach is to start small. In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow...

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This photographer who's been photographing celebrities for 25 years explains...

Photographer Miles Ladin has been photographing celebrities and high-profile socialites at lavish parties and galas for over 25 years. In a recent interview with Business Insider Ladin revealed that...

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A microbiologist reveals why most probiotics are a sham

Over the counter probiotics are said to be a way to aid in better digestion, but Dr. Jack Gilbert thinks you could be wasting your money. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about...

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The biggest meat processor in the US is investing in a startup that makes...

Tyson Foods, the biggest meat processor in the US, is throwing its support behind a company that aims to make veggie burgers indistinguishable from real beef. The parent company behind Jimmy Dean,...

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These clever photos show how faces change as they age

Bobby Neel Adams was 36 when he noticed how much he resembled a picture of himself at age 6. He was inspired to create a composite image, splicing a new photo of himself with the image of him as a...

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9 signs you can afford to move to New York City — even if it doesn't feel...

Moving to New York City will cost you. Living in the city comes with a notoriously high cost of living, with rent prices sitting well above the national average. The average one bedroom will run you...

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14 books every modern gentleman should read this year

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A trade school in Colorado is training foodies and weed enthusiasts to become...

Science tells us that the munchies — a phenomenon in which marijuana users overeat while high — is a real thing. Pizza never tasted so good after a joint. Now a school in Denver aims to add a touch of...

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Don’t use Q-tips to clean your ears — there’s an easier and less dangerous...

NYU Otologist Erich Voigt explains the proper way to clean wax out of your ears. Many people think Q-tips can help keep ears clean, but this isn't the case. Learn how Q-tips are making things worse...

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8 things you should always buy with a credit card

Credit cards often get a bad rap. "There isnopositive side to credit card use," personal finance guru Dave Ramsey wrote on his website. He has a good point, as our consumer-driven society makes it...

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What it's really like to work as a TSA officer

When Jason Pockett joined the TSA in 2010, he said his intentions weren't wholly altruistic. "In all honesty, what brought me to the TSA was the health insurance and the pay," Pocket told Business...

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13 things you'll probably regret doing in your 20s

How do you know if you're taking full advantage of your 20s, making all the right decisions in your personal and professional lives? Well, you don't. Life is about taking chances and doing your best....

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These are the foods a food-poisoning lawyer refuses to eat

Foodborne illness lawyer and expert Bill Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases. After 20 years of litigation, he completely avoids these foods. Follow BI Video:...

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