Christopher Diaz

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17 Women on What Guys Can Do to Initiate a Conversation without Coming across as Creepy

The women of Reddit recently came together to answer a question that has plagued men for centuries: "What are some ways guys can approach you to …

Roleplaying Strahd Von zarovich – Curse of Strahd Guide

<b>The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here !</b><p><b>Introduction to Strahd Von Zarovich</b><p>The module Curse of Strahd …

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The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take …

Virgin America: Why young adults are having a hard time getting laid

<b>(Getty/AntonioGuillem)</b><p>If you’re an American in your twenties, your mom has probably had sex with more people than you ever will<p>Carrie Weisman<p>February 26, 2017 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Common sense would suggest the spread of technologies designed to pinpoint potential sex partners would make getting laid a …

Virgin America

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

11 Rules Of Dating

As a human behavior expert with a Ph.D. in psychology and masters and doctorate in education, I am often asked for advice about the art of dating. Whether you are single, divorced, or widowed, finding Mr. Right can be a challenge. My years of experience have taught me that even though each …

Why do all the women on Fox News look and dress alike? Republicans prefer blondes

From pundits like Ann Coulter to Kellyanne Conway, American rightwingers are a uniform vision of don’t scare-the-horses dressing<p><b>Why do so many rightwing American women have bottle-blond hair, often worn girlishly long? I’m thinking of Kellyanne Conway, Ann Coulter and almost any woman on Fox</i> …

11 facts about flirting that single — and married — people should know

What could be more terrifying than talking to someone you're attracted to?<p>Luckily, social science has figured out what makes flirting work — or not.<p>Below, we've rounded up some of the most intriguing findings on the art of flirtation, so you can saunter over to the object of your affection with …

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How No Man’s Sky exposes the gaming generation gap for 80’s kids

I have a No Man’s Sky moral dilemma. I’m doing something that I worry may, in the long term, compromise my enjoyment of the game. “Playing it! That’s …

A Relationship Expert Explains How to Know If You've Found "The One"

Is he The One? Is she The One? We went straight to the pros.<p>The millennial dating app scene could make a true cynic out of anyone, which is why the idea of finding your perfect match feels more nauseating the older (and more single) you feel. Here, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz—AARP's resident …

My Friend Stood By During My Abusive Relationship

She wanted to help, but she wasn't sure how.<p>I met Jason when I was 22. We were paired as scene partners at an audition for <i>Medea</i>, but as soon as I saw him—tall, blond, brooding—I lost all interest in the script. I followed him out into the cold night, and asked to bum a cigarette, even though I …

Here's the Truth About Successful Relationships (That No One Ever Talks About)

Despite my… let’s call them <i>varied</i> experiences with dating, I have never had a conversation with my exes like the one I had with my girlfriend last …

Harley Quinn Co-Creator Paul Dini Conquers His Demons in ‘Dark Night: A True Batman Story’

No cartoon had ever quite done what <i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> did when it premiered in 1992. Over 85 episodes, it told dark, sometimes-ugly stories …

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15 Pieces of Terrible Relationship Advice From Dating Self-Help Books

Here are 15 particularly terrible pieces of advice Weigel unearthed while researching her book.<p><b>1. ”In case of an occasional lapse on the part of the</b> …

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something:<p><i>I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design</i>.<p>The sentiment is pretty universal. Hugon on the Quarter to Three forum writes:<p>“When I think ‘console RPG’ I think pages of fairly inscrutable …

7 games with great learning curves that all developers should study

The best games are a slow steady learning process.<p>They teach and guide while they entertain and challenge. They push players to improve steadily — to …

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

Emotion, manipulation and the future of game design

A new book looks at how games make us feel<p>There was a time when culture writers of a certain age were convinced that the newfangled video game craze was turning youngsters into zombies, constantly toiling at an iron wheel wrought by evil designers. Games were mind-worms that infested the synapses …

Six Truths for Dating Someone with a Sexual History

For some reason, the modern sitcom seems to be the only venue that openly addresses the dark awkwardness of a dating partner’s sexual past. …

How do Video Games Work? Basic Architecture.

How are games put together at a high level? How do they work? When starting out, it can be frustrating trying to find the answers to these questions. …

Why are men less happy than women?

Last week was not a good one for British men.<p>Two major papers released by the ONS drew dark clouds over our heads. First came the annual suicide statistics, which revealed that men are still more than three times as likely as women to take their own lives.<p>And then there was the so-called 'happiness …

4 Important Words to Define in Dating and Relationships

I've learned that the words we so commonly use are not universally defined. Relational and feeling words are nuanced, individualized narratives, all created by our childhoods and our experiences as maturing adults.<p>A couple of months ago, I identified a real issue in regards to communication in …

Dating

The Beginner's Guide and Videogame Criticism's Awkward Baby Steps

(obvious spoiler warning)<br>i didn't want to write about The Beginner's Guide, at least not publicly. while i don't know its creator Davey Wreden …

7 uses of procedural generation that all developers should study

In the right game — <i>Diablo</i>, <i>Rogue</i>, <i>Spelunky</i>, <i>Daggerfall</i>, <i>Elite</i>, <i>Spore</i>, even the likes of <i>Football Manager</i> — procedurally-generated content is magical. It …

Hi, I’m from the games industry. Governments, please stop us.

This may not be popular, but its how I feel. First, some background and disclaimers. I run a small games company making games for the PC, strategy …

Meet Nina Freeman, the punk poet of gaming

Poetry,Mixed-reality games,Digital media,Game culture,Design,Sex,Culture,Social media,Media,Art and design,Books,Technology,Games,Life and style,Internet,Relationships,Role playing games,Alternate reality games<p>Video games don’t have to be about death and warfare. Emotional, intimate and sexually …

Don't worry, board games: video games can't steal what makes you great

Surely there’s nothing a board game can do that a video game can’t do better, right?<p>After all, board games are so limited. You have to fit them on a table, and make them out of real, tangible <i>stuff</i>. Video games can do whatever you can imagine!

Unique Problems of Cooperative Game Design

In some ways, cooperative systems make a designer’s life much easier. It’s easier to enjoy even a mediocre experience with friends, because humans …