Lifestyle

People are more likely to believe conspiracy theories if they are anxious, detached, or narcissistic, researchers find

A new study in The Journal of Personality looked at how individuals’ personality traits affected their inclination for conspiracy theories. Though the link was small, researchers found people who were narcissistic, impulsive, anxious, depressed, or a combination were more susceptible to conspiracies. The findings could help explain why conspiracy theories […]
People are more likely to believe conspiracy theories if they are anxious, detached, or narcissistic, researchers find
Lifestyle

Baby boomers are the most sensitive generation, new study says — and it shows exactly what the world is getting wrong about millennials

Baby boomers are more sensitive than millennials, suggests a new study published in the Journal Psychology and Ageing. The study is the largest on narcissism to date and focuses on both generational and individual trends in narcissistic behaviours, unlike previous studies of its kind, reported Julia Naftulin for Business Insider. […]
Baby boomers are the most sensitive generation, new study says — and it shows exactly what the world is getting wrong about millennials
Strategy

Extroverts have 4 consistent advantages over everyone else at work

An extrovert has a leg up over introverts at work, according to a new study. For example, extroverts are more skilled at schmoozing with coworkers. They also tend to experience positive emotions more often, which can protect against burnout. Other research suggests introverts and “ambiverts” can be just as successful […]
Extroverts have 4 consistent advantages over everyone else at work
News

A sommelier explains what it means when a wine has a ‘personality’

SommelierSara Lehman says that a good wine has “personality,” or a quality that’s more than the expected. She determines wine personality by looking at the wine-making techniques and overall finish. Watch the video above to learn how to determine personality in wine. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Following is a […]
A sommelier explains what it means when a wine has a ‘personality’
Lifestyle

6 signs you’re a better person than you think you are

In can be tough to define what a good person is, but there are a few signs that you could be a better person than you think. For instance, acting with good intentions and confronting your own biases are both signs you might be a better person than you think. […]
6 signs you’re a better person than you think you are
News

Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live

Genealogy and DNA site Ancestry once partnered with Google’s stealthy life-extension spinoff, a company called Calico, to study the genetics of longevity. The new study suggests that our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously believed. Instead, traits and behaviours that include everything from […]
Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live
Tech

A Bollywood production company is about to steal PewDiePie’s top spot on YouTube — and viewers are watching it play out in real time

PewDiePie has been the top subscribed YouTube channel since 2013. Now, his spot might be taken by Bollywood production company T-Series. Viewers are watching PewDiePie and T-Series’ subscriber counts play out in real time. PewDiePie, the controversial Swedish YouTube personality famous for his livestreamed video game commentaries, has maintained his […]
A Bollywood production company is about to steal PewDiePie’s top spot on YouTube — and viewers are watching it play out in real time
Strategy

15 habits of extremely boring people

We’ll start with the good news: Absolutely everyone has the capacity to be interesting. And now for the bad news: At some point, you will wind up in that awkward situation where you and your conversation partner run out of things to say to each other. Let’s make sure that […]
15 habits of extremely boring people