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Are ‘Street Smarts’ More Important Than Book Smarts? — Survey of the Day

While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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Daniel Laflor, Getty Images
Daniel Laflor, Getty Images
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New Study Reveals Peer Pressure Is a Better Motivator Than Making Money at Work [POLL]

Throwing money at people has always been thought of as the great American motivator, but new research suggests that while lining the pockets with cash is nice, pleasing other people is a lot better.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Safely Lands on Mars [VIDEO]

Early Monday morning, NASA’s $2.5 billion Curiosity rover safely landed on Mars after eight months of interplanetary travel. The car-sized, one-ton rover now begins a two-year mission of exploration and discovery as it roams the surface of the red planet.

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NASA
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Scientists Discover New Planet That’s Even Smaller Than Earth [VIDEO]

Since 1995, scientists have confirmed the existence of more than 700 so-called exoplanets, but most of them have been massive. Now, though, they’ve found a new one — and it’s even smaller than Earth.

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Pete Lounsbury, Flickr
Pete Lounsbury, Flickr
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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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New Research Reveals ‘Central Link’ Between Computer Use and Mental Disorders

Facebook, Twitter and Skype users, be warned. New research has found a “central link” between mental health disorders and intensive computer use.

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Tobyotter, flickr
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FDA Approves Anti-Obesity Drug Qsymia [VIDEO]

Less than a month after the FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq — the first anti-obesity drug to gain federal approval in over a decade — the agency has signed off on Qsymia, another medication to help combat the nation’s expanding waistline.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Study Finds Americans Have Way Too Much Stuff

Fans of HGTV’s popular show ‘House Hunters’ know that one of the most common things people look for when purchasing a new home is more storage space — bigger closets, bigger garages, bigger basements.

And according to a recent study, it’s no wonder: we’re drowning in our own clutter.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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FDA Approves Truvada to Help Prevent HIV Infections in Healthy Individuals

On Monday, the FDA approved a groundbreaking drug called Truvada, the first medication shown to prevent HIV in people who have sex with those infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

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Martin Abegglen, Flickr
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Do You Feel ‘Phantom’ Phone Vibrations? — Survey of the Day

As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.

In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.

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YouTube
YouTube
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Mr. Wizard’s a Real ‘Richard’ in This Hilarious Mash-Up

Growing up, we always got a weird feeling watching ‘Mr. Wizard’s World’ on Nickelodeon. The old curmudgeon was full of knowledge and insight, but he imparted that brain power in the most arrogant manner. No wonder we opted for sci-fi – at least Emmett Brown’s put downs are funny.

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Study Reveals Autumn Babies Live Longer

Babies born during the autumn months are more likely to live to the grand old age of 100, according to new research conducted by the University of Chicago.

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