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40 Percent of Men on Dating Site Claim Genius Status

There's nothing wrong with thinking that you're smart. You probably are pretty smart, and we commend your healthy esteem and belief in yourself. But healthy ...


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Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath: Two Paths of Life

January 1969, two great quarterbacks faced each other from opposite sidelines in Super Bowl III. Both Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath were raised in the ...


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Pride and the 1986 Challenger Disaster

On January 28, 1986, NASA was planning to launch the space shuttle Challenger from Kennedy Space Center—a mission that included a schoolteacher ...


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The Rise of Overconfidence

Have you ever been listening to someone blab on about something you know nothing about, yet you still try to contribute to the conversation? Welcome to ...


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Americans Display Extreme Over-confidence

[Americans] have tremendous faith in themselves. In 1950, the Gallup organization asked high school seniors, "Are you a very important person?" And at ...


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Former New York Mayor Says He's 'Earned' Heaven

During an interview before his 50th college reunion, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg confessed that his mortality has started dawning on ...


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John Ortberg Learns about His Limits

We were with friends at an open-air street fair when we spotted a mechanical bull that tries to buck people off. They guy operating the bull said, "Watching ...


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Saturday Night Live Character Displays Narcissism

On the TV show Saturday Night Live the actress Kristen Wiig plays Penelope, a character who acts like a narcissist on steroids. For example, when Penelope ...


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Michael Scott (The Office) Can't See His Weaknesses

Background: Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) is the obnoxious manager on the hit TV show The Office. Michael, the manager of Dunder Mifflin's ...


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U.S. Students Are Even More Narcissistic

Since 1966 about nine million college freshman have taken the American Freshman Survey. It asks students to rate how they measure up against their peers. ...


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