Alex Bartee

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I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Tom Hardy, Brad Pitt, and Iron Man All Want to Kill Bruce Willis In This Mashup Action Film

It took 53 movies spliced together to make this.<p>Everybody wants to kill Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt wants to kill Bruce Willis. Iron Man wants to kill Bruce Willis. Tom Hardy wants to kill Bruce Willis. Thankfully, Bruce Willis—being Bruce Willis—escapes every single time. And while this might sound …

80-Year-Old Grandmother Loves To Play Skyrim, Has Over 200k YouTube Subscribers

Video games are assumed to be a young person's pastime, but more and more seniors are embracing the awesomeness of video games, and soon the kiddy …

Gaming

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are…<p>In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>…

Bad Lip Reading Turned the Second Debate into a Poetry Slam

Plus, Ken Bone tells blond jokes.<p>Bad Lip Reading is back to make nonsense of the second presidential debate. Remember then? It seems like so long ago. We were innocent in those days, only vaguely aware of the horrors that awaited us at the end of this presidential election, like the nearly dozen …

Poetry Slam

The amazing cloud cities we could build on Venus

Space scientists are pouring much time and effort into colonising Mars. But could we also live in the atmosphere of Venus? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s hot enough to melt lead, the acid rain will scorch the flesh from your bones – and it’s the perfect place to raise a family. Venus, not Mars, might …

Great Quotes From 100 Years Of Nobel Prize For Literature Winners

<i>List of literature quotes from the last 100 years of Nobel Literature Prize winners.<br>Gathered by Regina Kenney</i><p><b>“Death is the fairest thing in the</b> …

SNL launches season 42 with Margot Robbie and a high-profile new Donald Trump

<i>“I’m not an actor, I’m a [movie] star!”</i><p><i>Saturday Night Live</i> starts its 42nd season by calling upon Australian actress Margot Robbie, fresh off her …

Thinking, Fast and Slow

<b>Thinking, Fast and Slow</b><p>Author: <b>Daniel Kahneman</b><p>This book explores the errors that occur when we use <b>cognitive shortcuts</b> to make <b>judgments</b>. The author …

Critical Thinking

Team Donald Trump Faces Team Hillary Clinton In Hilarious SNL "Family Feud" Skit

Vladimir Putin is Team Trump.

21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter …

Small Town Beginning To Wonder What Taking Heroin Epidemic So Long To Get There

BOSWELL, IN—Saying they figured their community’s mix of high unemployment and low economic mobility would make it a prime target for the drug …

The Season’s Biggest Novel Has 1.3 Million Words and Outweighs a Bowling Ball

‘Bottom’s Dream’ is 1,496 pages of linguistic cartwheels; no e-readers<p>An experimental German novel first published in 1970 is set to be one of the biggest books of the season. The publisher hopes you can’t put it down.<p>At more than 13 pounds, it is not easy to pick up.<p>The first English-language …

Books

This Secluded Library In The Woods Is Every Book Lover’s Dream

Some people like to read books in cafes, or on the tube while commuting to work. Others like to read them in the quietest place they can find, …

New York State

The 13 Best New Books To Read Now

With a new season freshly begun, it’s time to update your reading list. 2016 has been an exceptional year for literary achievement, from epic novels …

Texas Man Enters Gum Company's Contest 60 Years Late, Wins Prize

While cleaning his house, a 70-year-old Texas man discovered a full set of vintage Topps baseball cards from 1957 to 1958, according to <i>The Dallas</i> …

How to use the new Pokémon Go buddy system

I’M NOT YOUR BUDDY GUY! That’s a role that is reserved exclusively for my Voltorb. I’m slightly worried about ol’ Voltie though. He happens to have …

Finally, the WONDER WOMAN Coloring Book We’ve Always Needed

2016 has been quite a year for Wonder Woman. Not only is it the Amazing Amazon’s 75th anniversary this year, but she finally made her long-awaited …

Comic Books

The Apple Plug is today’s perfect iPhone parody

Plug yourself into the future<p>For all the drama and outcry surrounding Apple’s decision to nix the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, I suspect the world will keep on turning and iPhone sales will keep on churning even without the venerable 3.5mm connector. But that doesn’t mean we can’t give Apple …

‘Skyrim Remaster’ rumored to include DLC and mod support for PS4 and Xbox One

Update: It's now official. First screens and official details can be found here along with comparison screens showcasing the visual improvements made …

Gaming Industry

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Skip the Power Wheels and Upgrade Your Kid’s Ride to One of These Junior Cars

A lot of kids’ first introduction to the idea of cars (and how incredibly fun they are) is getting behind the wheel of a pedal car or Power Wheels. …

Sleek, Durable Waxed Canvas Bags to Take on the Elements

Whether it’s tracking cougars in Patagonia, hunting pheasants in South Dakota, or<p>commutingwading through foot traffic in New York City, a waxed …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

21 Things Every Man Should Have in His Closet

What every man should have in his closet.

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the problem with the Death Star

Owning a Death Star comes with some serious risk, especially when it was constructed with a serious design flaw. But astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a more practical reason why the 'Star Wars' Death Star didn't quite make sense.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional</i> …

'Star Wars' C-3PO & Stormtrooper Bluetooth Speakers

2.1 system integrates stereo sound with down-facing subwoofer.<p><i>Star Wars</i> fans rejoice. AC Worldwide has launched a Kickstarter project for its Bluetooth speakers made in the likenesses of C-3PO and an Imperial Stormtrooper. The models have been meticulously designed and crafted (the Stormtrooper …

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?

A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an …

Universe