Amaan Chowdhury

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What Skills Does a Game Designer/Technical Evangelist Need?

In short, all of them. Almost anything that you can be good at can become a useful skill for a game designer. Here are some of the big ones, listed …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Shawn Achor's 6 exercises for happiness

Psychologist and best-selling author Shawn Achor has made a career studying the science of happiness.<p>"Scientifically, happiness is a choice," Achor …

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p>Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p><i>It’s becoming more popular but, to the uninitiated, mindfulness practice can seem daunting. Here, a</i> …

Kanye West: In His Own Words - PAPER

I know people want to talk about the American Dream, but my dream is a world dream. It's a world in which everyone's main goal would be to help each other. The first thing I told my team on New Year's Day was, "You know, people say bad news travels fast, but this year let's make good news travel …

What does it take to become an expert?

Malcolm Gladwell's 2008 book, Outliers, claimed that an individual must practice for at least 10,000 hours, or approximately 10 years (20 hours a …

The Lowdown: Are All Game Engines Created Equal?

Ready to unleash your product into the gaming world? Well, you’re about to embark on a wonderful journey for one thing, and deciding which free game …

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Here's MIT's Free Course on Math For Computer Science

In January, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shared a study that showed that the average entrepreneur did not study a STEM field while in college. But, …

How to: Use GitHub to Find Super-Talented Developers

Originally founded by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett to simplify sharing code, GitHub quickly grew into the world’s largest code …

Mindfulness at Work: It's Not as Hard as You Think

Adopting some simple elements of a meditation practice can make you more effective at your job.<p>If you've never thought of meditation as a competitive advantage, consider the case of the Zen athlete.<p>"Mindfulness, when practiced diligently, makes us incredibly focused on the present moment. In …

This 3D Render Of A Paris Apartment Looks Amazingly Real

Sometimes it's the subtle, not the spectacular, that captures the imagination<p>Every time a new action film or animated movie comes out, we marvel at the amazing computer-generated effects. But those effects can be even more impressive on a small, quiet scale. Artist Benoît Dereau has created a 3D …

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Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

These Three Things Are More Important than Passion

<b>I have never met a person who suddenly became happy simply by “finding their passion.”</b><p>If my passion had come crawling across my bed during any of my …

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

New research helps morning workout fiends to lose weight faster. Tips on how to join them<p>Put down the banana, rise-and-grinders: According to a new study published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, people who exercise early in the morning on an empty stomach burn more fat than those who …

Not That Kind Of Python: How An Indie Rock Star Became A Coder

Katy Goodman of indie band La Sera talks about how she got serious about her longtime interest in coding while pursuing a music career.<p>La Sera frontwoman Katy Goodman is an indie rock star equally at home among musicians as she is, shall we say, among a geekier crowd. For proof, look no further …