Garrett Joseph Fenton

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What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: How False Beliefs, Fears, and Human Needs Are Connected

Just like real people, our characters have a plethora of past experiences that play a part in molding who they become. While these experiences, good …

A social psychologist explains how to recover from making a horrible first impression

"I wish I could take some of the pressure off people when it comes to making first impressions, but the reality is that they are really important, mostly because they are so difficult to change and because they're made remarkably quickly — usually within seconds, before you've even said a word," …

5 Ways to Be More Authentic on Social Media

In psychology, the term “impression management” is used to describe how we go about selecting how we present ourselves publicly. Most of us can …

When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

How to Supercharge your Social Life by Tweaking One Tiny Aspect of your Personality

Have you ever wondered how some people can confidently stroll into any room, approach the first person they see, and quickly jump into deep …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

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Thinking on your fleet: Tactical Space Command update adds scenario editor

I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.<p>Tactical Space Command developer Douglas Triggs pinged me a note over the weekend …

Christ, I hate Blackboard

Hundreds of years from now, after disease and fire and famine have thinned the human herd to a shrunken patchwork of sagging, skeletal bands of …

The Dexter of Dunwall: Part 1

Corvo's Dark Passenger awaits.<p><i>NOTE: The following article contains abundant spoilers about Dishonored, so if you haven't played the game yet, and</i> …

Pictured: Teen brothers accused of killing Iraq war veteran after arranging to sell him iPad on Craigslist

• <b>Jim Vester, who has served the military for 12 years was shot dead while buying an iPad he saw advertised on Craigslist</b>• <b><br>Vester, 32, was pronounced</b> …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

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I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This, But T-Mobile Is Awesome

I’ve spent the last week back in my wintry homeland in Canada, and here the scales have fallen from my eyes, and I have seen the light, and I have a message for all of you who live in America, a message of the utmost importance, inscribed in fire on the sacred stone of the Internet. And that …