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6 Crucial Changes The Game Industry (And Its Customers) Must Make In 2015

The video game industry needs to change. While it’s true that the existence of social media amplifies the negative aspects of anything, 2014 was a tumultuous year for our favorite pastime. GamerGate divided the press and their audience, microtransactions continued to jump the shark, and publishers …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

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North Korea directive reveals apparent ban on sharing Kim Jong-un’s name

A year before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un came to power, a directive was issued for anyone sharing his name to change it – maintaining a tradition upheld by the reclusive state’s ruling Kim dynasty, a report said.<p>An internal state document obtained by South Korea’s KBS TV station contains an …

Funny Business: Funny Portraits of Funny People Being Ridiculous at Home

There’s something almost intimate about the comedian portraits in Seth Olenick‘s new photo book <i>Funny Business</i>.<p>Not intimate in a candid moment sort of …