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4 Reasons You Need To Play This 38 Year-Old RPG Now

<i>RuneQuest</i>‘s first edition.<p><i>RuneQuest</i>, is a child of the Carter administration. It’s a fantasy game set in the world of Glorantha, where characters do …

Board Games

ForkIt Turns Healthy Home Cooking Into Video Game Quests

iOS: When people ask me how they can start eating healthy, I usually encourage them to cook at least one or two more homemade meals per week. If …

The story of Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons' most popular offspring

Left adrift, one partner decided to strike out on their own<p>The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is one of the most popular franchises in modern tabletop gaming. It’s also one of the youngest. Polygon spent time with lead designer Jason Bulmahn to learn about its birth, and to find out what makes it so …

PREMIERE: Get Lost in Psychedelic Witchcraft's Occult 70s Doom Blues

Stream the fuzzed-out new album from these eldritch Italians (out 4/29 on Soulseller).<p>Psychedelic Witchcraft's new album, <i>The Vision</i>, sounds almost exactly how you'd expect a record from a band with a name like theirs to sound: vintage 70s rock with a fuzzy low end, a few hits of acid rock, and the …

Psychedelia

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and …

Emotional Intelligence

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Happiness

‘I love the poorly educated’: Donald Trump celebrates big win in Nevada by thanking his supporters, young and old

Donald Trump celebrated his decisive win in Nevada by thanking his supporters who are young and old, highly educated and poorly educated, and said …

Battleborn Is Gearbox's 'biggest investment' ever

Plus, Borderlands studio confirms multiple new IPs are in the works in addition to new entries to existing franchises.<p>Borderlands developer Gearbox Software's upcoming shooter Battleborn represents the company's "biggest investment" ever, according to CEO Randy Pitchford. In a new interview with …

Preproduction

Fallout 4's Secret Spy Easter Egg Is Really Easy To Miss

What if I told you there’s a character in <i>Fallout 4</i> that’s snooping on you throughout a good chunk of the game?<p>If you’ve gotten to the Railroad, you …

Spying

Chap 2. The Anomaly of Consciousness

2. The Anomaly of Consciousness<p>All descriptions of reality are temporary hypotheses<p><i>Buddha</i><p>Today, after thirty years of investigation into the nature …

Steam Dev Fights Price Complaints With Excellent Breakdown Of Why Game Costs $20

Making a game usually requires a lot of time, money, and sacrifice from game developers. Lots of players are aware of this, but every once in a …

Income Tax

The God Particle – Is there Anything Godly About it

<b>By Caitanya Carana Dasa</b><p>There’s a particle more important than the Higgs boson, and we should be investigating it.<p>Does ‘the God particle’ disprove the …

Physics

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

10 rules for being an exceptional leader from 'philosopher king' Marcus Aurelius

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. and has maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called a "philosopher king."<p>His book "Meditations" has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior.<p>It's a collection of …

Leadership

12 Things Being a Therapist Taught Me About Happiness

<i>By: Megan Bruneau</i><p><i>Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist</i><p>Over the course of my career as a therapist, I've counseled thousands of people, which in a lot of ways amounts to a giant research project. People come to me when they're depressed or otherwise struggling -- whatever their specific issues, they …

Happiness

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …

3tags.org

Against accommodationism: How science undermines religion

There is currently a fashion for religion/science accommodationism, the idea that there’s room for religious faith within a scientifically informed …

National Academy of Sciences

Fat but fit worse than slim and lazy: Study demolishes myth that exercise makes up for obesity, scientists say

LONDON — Scientists say they have destroyed the myth that you can be “fat but fit,” with research showing that obese regular exercisers are likely to …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

Religion

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Productivity

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Hinduism

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

4 Ways Introverts Can Super-Charge Their Happiness

<b>“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” ~Susan Cain</b><p>Do you get ticked off too?<p>I mean, when people say you’re awkward, …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

Self-improvement

This cognitive bias explains why we constantly misunderstand other people

For example: Your coworker turns in a project late, and you assume he's a slacker. The next week, you turn in a project late, and you tell yourself it's because you were preoccupied with relationship issues.<p>Psychologists call this phenomenon the "fundamental attribution error" or the …

Psychology

Make Your Very Own EVIL DEAD Necronomicon Ex-Mortis

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Ho Chi Minh City