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These Are the Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

How Board Games Have Become More Popular Than Ever

Exploring why, in the age of video games, board game sales are up year on year, "board game bars" are becoming increasingly popular and hundreds of thousands of people subscribe to tabletop gaming YouTube channels.<p>Gaming is so close to being fully immersive. Facial recognition software is almost at …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

How Agencies Are Putting Themselves Out Of Business And What We Should Do About It

Think the advertising industry is full of innovative ideas and future potential? Think again.<p>According to Michael Farmer, CEO of Farmer & Company and 25-year veteran advertising consultant, what was “once one of the most fulfilling and glamorous of industries has become a grim sweatshop for the …

Advertising Industry

The Coolest Infographics of 2015

Don't think data can be beautiful? Check out these creative infographics.<p>Not a "numbers person"? You don't have to be to appreciate a good infographic. In fact, that's kind of the point. The best infographics take data that might be boring in a spreadsheet and turn it into a beautifully visual …

Infographics

Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

The startup's name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing plant for a new line of cars. Four states are contenders and the company says to expect an announcement within weeks.<p>Headquartered in a low-profile office just south of …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes to Liven Up Your Holiday

The turkey is in the oven, table is set, potatoes are mashed and all your guests have arrived. Okay, not for a little bit, but we’re giving you some Thanksgiving recipes and ideas a little early this year. There’s only one thing left to do and that’s mix up a cocktail (that is, if you don’t already …

The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Movie Posters That Will Never Be Released

If you think the posters Mondo releases are cool, wait until you see the ones they can’t. For every poster that makes it to print, several alternate …

Posters

Procrastination Is a Strong Emotional Coping Mechanism

Procrastination is more than simply spending time on Facebook before starting your work duties. At a foundational, psychological level, putting off …

Self-help

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Modern Art Explained In One Comic (16 pics)

Have you ever felt lost at your local modern art museum? Modern art can be confusing for many, but this wonderful comic by John Atkinson, the artist …

The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them

You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed and fostered a raging appetite for infographics. Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a former editor at <i>The Boston Globe</i>, has been sifting …

Infographics

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

The theories of relativity by Albert Einstein revolutionized how the world thinks about space, time, mass, energy and gravity.<p>Prior to Einstein, the …

Physics

General Relativity at 100: Einstein's Famous Theory Has Aged Well

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has held up pretty well after a century out in the world.<p>The famous theory, which Einstein published …

Physics

Donald Trump is brilliant revenge: The GOP’s demise looks a lot like this

The right used angry blue-collar voters and just made the rich richer. Supporting Trump settles the score<p>Why is Donald Trump so popular? He has captured the moment when voters recognize that Republican political rhetoric has nothing in common with reality. Trump brings rhetoric and reality together …

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

Startups

The family behind the Iran is Great van: 'what happened to us was serendipity'

Counter-terrorism police were called this week to investigate a family van parked in central London, with ‘Iran is Great’ emblazoned on its sides<p>At 1pm on Monday, a family van parked outside the Science Museum in central London. Within two hours, as the family of four including eight-year-old Lucas …

Middle East

Elio Motors 'Tests The Waters' And Finds $27 Million

Elio Motors seems to have found the capital it needs to launch the most revolutionary car since the Tesla Model S was introduced.<p>The $6,800, three-wheeled car is designed principally for commuting and will get 84 an estimated miles per gallon. Capitalizing the venture has seemed tricky, but new …

15 Delicious Big Batch Cocktails You Need For Your Next Summer Party

The worst thing that could ever happen to a party is for it to run out of booze. This is why you should be the hero-host that surprises everyone with …

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

Museum Offers a Stroll Through the History of Sneakers

Walk a mile in these historic shoes—metaphorically, of course—at the Brooklyn Museum.<p>The cultural influence and importance of sneakers throughout fashion history is abundant. Case in point: 150 pairs of the in-question kicks will be on display at from July 10 through October 14 for the Brooklyn …

30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

Hospitality

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

Top 5 Social Media Infographics

Here is a look back at our favorite in-house infographics about social media including a behind-the-scenes view of the Deep Web and a few useful tips …

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Explained in One Chart

<b>If you’re a photographer at the beginner level, all the terms and buttons can be confusing.</b> Luckily, Daniel Peters at Fotoblog Hamburg created a …

11 Weight Loss Tips from Professional Nutritionists and Trainers

Summer season is about to kick in, and your belly fat defies your efforts and struggles to make it slim and flat. Every time you start the new diet …

See 5 bright planets at once

First time we can see 5 planets at once since 2005. All 5 are up before dawn, still, and all 5 will remain visible until Mercury disappears in the …