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Dungeons & Dragons co-creator's unpublished works to become video games

The family of Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>, today announced it’s partnering with crowdfunding platform Fig to bring his unpublished works to the world as videos games.<p>Gary Gygax developed D&D in the 1970s with Dave Arneson, and Alex Gygax (Gary’s youngest son, is taking …

Dungeons and Dragons

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Cryptocurrency

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

Some foods cause inflammation, but these may actually tamp it down.<p><i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing …

Nutrition

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Over 40 million Americans and over 6 million Brits are thought to be currently suffering from some form of anxiety and according to a very recent …

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Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Social Media

All the URLs you need to block to *actually* stop using Facebook

In the midst of a truly awful week for Facebook, during which it was revealed that users’ personal data was harvested by a company working for the Trump campaign, users are threatening to delete their accounts <i>en masse</i>.<p>The #DeleteFacebook movement is fueled by users’ anger that their data was used …

Personal Data

This portable power station can keep a mini-fridge running for up to 2 days

As more and more companies release portable power stations for use in the outdoors, the ability to keep our electronic devices charged and …

Portable

How to go keto light (and why it may work even better)

In <i>Always Hungry</i>, endocrinologist David Ludwig, MD, PhD argued that it’s not lack of willpower that’s at fault when we inhale the free cupcakes in the …

Nutrition

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken Recipe

"A delightful chicken dish with a little spicy kick. Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 teaspoon salt<p>1/4 teaspoon black …

Garlic Powder

How to Decompress Your Spine

All day long your spine is working to keep you upright. When you’re sitting in a chair, your spine is engaged, keeping your torso from slumping over, …

8 Quick Exercises to Build Your Core

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

Workouts

These 5 Courses (57.5 Hours!) Are Your Path to Expert-Level Python Programming

<b>The Complete Python Programming Boot Camp: Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Master Python One Step At a Time<p><b>Python for Programmers</b><p>Learn Python Quickly In This …

Mexican Shrimp with Lime Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat the onions with cooking spray and cook 2 minutes. Coat the shrimp with cooking spray, add …

Seafood

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these …

Nutrition

These 5 Exercises Are the Secret to Kayla Itsines's Insanely Sculpted Abs

Whether you're a gym newbie or a seasoned regular, chances are you've been in the following (somewhat awkward) situation: you make your way to the floor exercises area of your gym, ready to dominate some core work, but then you're suddenly overwhelmed by all of the options. <i>Do I grab a medicine ball</i> …

Workouts

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Language Learning

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Machine Learning

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

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If You Work at a Desk, Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session

You've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but it …

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Test how British or American your accent is with this AI

If there’s one thing most people probably don’t struggle with, it’s figuring out whether they sound more British or American. But if just one person isn’t sure, then the creators of an AI which does exactly that will have done their job.<p>Cambridge Consultants, the company that brought us an AI that …

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Why do my friends all seem to have more money than I do?

<b>It seems like I’m falling behind my friends financially. They take nicer vacations and drive more expensive cars than mine. How am I really doing</b> …

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5 Most Important Tools That Every Developer Should Be Equipped With

Whether you are a web developer, a desktop developer or a mobile developer, you will need to have your tools ready to build anything. While there are …

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The best workout ever, according to science

1. Dumbbell Front Squats<p>Set your feet hip-to-shoulder-width apart. Holding dumbbells above your shoulders, elbows bent and close to your sides, …

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Snowden's new Android app turns your cheap smartphone into a home security system

Even the best digital security practices are often undone by sloppy physical security. An unreadable 40 character password, after all, is only as secure as the office containing the Post-it note you wrote it on.<p>(Sidebar: please don’t do this. Use a password manager for god sakes, it’s almost …

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8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills

Mindhack For Faster Learning<p>In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) …

NASA to Unveil New Exoplanet Discovery Tomorrow

<b>Update for Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m:</b> NASA has found 7 Earth-size planets orbiting a single star, with 3 of the worlds in the star's habitable zone! <b>Read Our</b> …