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The Zodiac Sign You Love To Hate, Based On Your Own Sign

Some people just click with you instantly. Others are very clearly your nemeses from the get-go. Then there are those who fall somewhere in between, …

Communication Skills

Introversion as an Excuse | The Art of Manliness

America has long been described as an extroverted country, a society that celebrates and rewards the enthusiastic, the outgoing, the sociable — those …

Psychology

Gameplay Footage Of FightCrab, A Crab Vs Crab Fighting Game

This is some alpha gameplay footage of Kani no Kenka (aka FightCrab, not to be confused with Fight Club, which we shouldn't even be talking about) …

Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Pedagogy

AI stuntpeople could lead to more realistic video games

Video game developers often turn to motion capture when they want realistic character animations. Mocap isn't very flexible, though, as it's hard to adapt a canned animation to different body shapes, unusual terrain or an interruption from another character. Researchers might have a better …

Personality development through natural language

Letter | Published: 09 April 2018<p>Kevin Lanning ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-7707-3070,<br>• Rachel E. Pauletti,<br>• Laura A. King &<br>• Dan P. McAdams<p><i>Nature Human</i> …

Google Scholar

To prevent toxicity, design games with community management in mind

“When your game becomes toxic, your reputation precedes you,” UX researcher and advisor on online harassment Katherine Lo cautioned the audience …

Vonnegut's 8 Rules for the Short Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.2. Give the reader at least one character he or …

Learning Strategy by Playing Video Games

<i>Editor's note: War Books is a weekly MWI series, in which we ask interesting guests—practitioners, experts, or experiences students of war—to list</i> …

Psychologists created a personality test that can expose your skills — and you can use it to strengthen your relationship

The VIA survey isn't specifically geared toward couples looking to improve their relationship. It's a 120-question assessment that measures you on 24 "character strengths," including creativity, honesty, and leadership.<p>Yet in their forthcoming book, "Happy Together," Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and …

University of Pennsylvania

Crawl is the perfect game for the Nintendo Switch

One of Window’s best local multiplayer games, now portable<p><i>Crawl</i> is a macabre multiplayer game built around local multiplayer and today, it releases on Nintendo Switch, perhaps the perfect console for the title. In the game, players alternate between playing the hero and the enemies the hero …

Nintendo Switch

This is why JK Rowling doesn’t use predictive text to write Harry Potter

“Ron was standing there and doing a kind of frenzied tap dance. He saw Harry and immediately began to eat Hermione's family”<p>I’ve never seen or read …

Learn John Lennon's Versatile Clawhammer Technique | TAB

460<p>SHARES<p>In our August 2014 issue, folk singer Donovan revealed how, during their famous trip to India in 1968, he taught John Lennon and Paul …

50 iOS Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete <i>Words With Friends</i>. Forget <i>Flappy Bird</i>. And for goodness' sake, get rid of <i>Candy Crush</i>. These are the mobile games you want on your phone

Heads Up: We Found Jaffles And Board Games At Melbourne's New Gamer Bar

The Verdict<p>Ever dipped your hand into a bowl of nachos, reached for the PS4 controller and had it brutally slapped away? You monster. But hey, now …

Developers share their most memorable dirty coding tricks

When time is running out, the team is frazzled, and mysterious problems arise, sometimes unconventional solutions are needed. When you’ve just got to …

Borderline Personality Disorder: Not Just an Adult Condition

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a “pervasive pattern of instability in affect regulation, impulse control, interpersonal …

Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn’t realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker in August, wrote: “He makes Buddhist ideas and their history clear. Perhaps he makes the ideas too clear.”<p>Underlying this allegation (which I …

Meditation

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Teaching

We tried a food-delivery system that’s about to blow up the healthy-fast-food scene — and it was shockingly good

Lamiaa Bounahmidi may have a solution to your diet woes: a vending machine.<p>Bounahmidi is leading a San Francisco-based startup called leCupboard, which dispenses healthy, personalized, prepared meals out of vending machines. The startup's goal is to get people to think differently about healthy …

Why it’s good to be full of emptiness | Oliver Burkeman

It doesn’t excuse immoral actions, but helps to see clearly what’s actually there<p>If you spend any amount of time reading books on Buddhism, or hanging out with Buddhists, you’re likely to encounter the mysterious idea known as the “doctrine of emptiness”. I’ve never understood it, yet always liked …

Spirituality

The Word 'Allah' Has Been Discovered Woven Into Viking Burial Clothes

An amazing discovery.<p>Ancient burial clothes thought to have been woven with typical Viking patterns have, after decades in storage, revealed a …

Archaeology

How TumbleSeed helped me cope with a newborn

Or was it the newborn that helped me cope with TumbleSeed?<p>A baby’s nap is a cherished, precarious thing. The brief window of time soon becomes as necessary and anticipated as a deep diver’s first gulp of fresh air: a sweet reprieve from the crushing void. Some parents rush to do the dishes. Others …

A Failure Of Intelligence Testing, This Time With Chimpanzees

In 1981, the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould's book <i>The Mismeasure of Man</i> hit the presses.<p>A take-down of studies purporting to demonstrate that the intelligence of humans is genetically determined — and that some human groups (read "white Western Europeans") are innately superior — the book …

A Quantum Pioneer Unlocks Matter's Hidden Secrets

In 1989, surgery for detached retinas left Gilbert Lonzarich blind for a month. Rather than feel shaken or depressed, the condensed-matter physicist …

Quantum Physics

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Overwatch: From Cancelled Project to Game of the Year - IGN Expert Mode Ep. 3

Lear how Blizzard's Overwatch went from a cancelled MMO to one of the most beloved first-person shooters of our time.<p>Have you ever wanted to actually …

Here's Why the Concertmaster Is Always a Violinist | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

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