Elnaz Mirzad

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Why 'The Well-Tempered City' is a One-Stop, Urban Epic

Spoiler alert: I love epic stories with universal meaning for varied audiences around the world. In sum, that is why I think Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book will become a must-read classic. And, if 400-pagers are not your style, it's at worst a well-written, must-browse wonder, with relevant lessons …

7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

How do we know when we’ve fallen in love? My informal survey reveals three big patterns

Two months and one day after our first date, a man I’ll call Daniel asked to come over to my place and talk about our relationship.<p>“I like you very much,” he said after he’d arrived at my apartment in Washington, DC, “but I don’t know that this is a long-term thing.” He wanted to keep dating me for …

Relationships

Etching-Inspired Tattoos by Robert Pavez

Robert Pavez is a self-trained tattoo artist whose formal training lies in graphic design—which is also where his career started. From 2007 to 2014 …

'Story Thieves' Captures Readers

Who hasn’t fantasized about becoming a character in their favorite book? Author James Riley has turned that idea into a bit of wish fulfillment by …

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How to Eat Well When You're Young and Broke

It doesn't have to be all dollar menus and junk food.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and</b> <b>Android</b><p>Eating well is a struggle for everyone, and when you're on a budget, it's damn near impossible. Walk into the grocery store with dreams of stocking your fridge with organic, free-range, and locally sourced foods, …

Best Retro-Inspired PC Games for 2016

Today’s video game industry draws a lot on the successes of the past, and that certainly isn’t a bad thing. With so many indie developers (and a few …

8 Anime to Watch if You Love Video Games

A lot of anime fans are also video game fans, so it’s a lot of fun when the two worlds overlap. Here are eight awesome anime to watch if you love …

Anime

How to Price Anything: The Psychology of Why We’ll Pay What We Pay

“How much should I charge for this?”<p>While talking about money might still be taboo in some circles, there’s no way to get past the fact that your …

10 Things That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime, Thanks to Climate Change

Future generations are going to have to deal with major consequences of global warming.<p>Though some American politicians continue to debate whether climate change is real, scientists have long sounded the warning bells that human-caused global warming is rapidly getting worse. Some warn that we may …

Having this retro arcade console on your desk will make you the coolest person in the office

8Bitdo is a company that specializes in game controllers, and now it’s trying out a bit of furniture design. This year at Gamescon the company unveiled its 8Bitdo Desktop Arcade Joy Stick, and the company's showing off the pretty arcade system on its Facebook. Check out that retro wooden design. We …

Retrogaming

13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Getting ready to go back to school? Looking to start a book club? Here are 13 timeless books to read this fall.<p>Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. …

Terraria: Otherworld Gets A Rethink

We’ve known that a spin-off from gazillion-selling side-on crafting/fighting affair Terraria was on the cards for quite a while, but seems it ran …

PC Gaming

Starbound review – Terraria goes sci-fi

One of the best alternatives to Minecraft and Terraria finally comes out of easy access, but will it prove as big a hit?<p>Considering the staggering …

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DIY safari: a drive on the wild side in Zambia

Set off on a self-drive road trip beneath the big skies of Zambia: roaming among big game by day, pitching under the stars at night and casting off in a canoe at the road’s end.<p>Rules 47–54 of the Zambian Highway Code concern animals. They offer considered advice like: ‘Do not carry animals on …

Wildlife

17-inch gaming laptops are one big compromise

EVGA, a hardware company best known for a successful line of Nvidia graphics cards — and my favorite alien mouse — this year launched its first foray into designing and building whole computers with its mighty 17-inch SC17 laptop. Needless to say, it’s a gaming powerhouse, touting a 4K screen, a …

This video game marriage proposal will make your sweet little nerd heart explode

You can tell a lot about your partner based on how they propose to you. Whether they drop down on one knee and pop the question through a quivering …

Below delayed by Capybara Games, no longer coming this summer

Below, the long-waited Xbox One and PC exclusive from Capy Games, has been delayed indefinitely.<p>Capybara has released a statement on their site …

Xbox

When Are Humans Going to Build Their Own Universe? And What Rules Will It Have?

During his most recent interview with Recode, Elon Musk was asked by an audience member if he believed this universe is a simulation—that is, if a …

University of Oxford

No Man's Sky is a fine example of one type of game (but many people were expecting another)

I'm writing this a couple of days after the release of No Man's Sky. The incandescent vapour of Internet opinion is coalescing around a cooling core …

The lost boys: Video games more fun than growing up

As our friends' children reach their 20s, we've noticed a pattern. Their daughters are often model kids – focused, tenacious, diligent. They get top marks. They have a plan for their life. They have benchmarks and goals and usually achieve them.<p>The sons are another matter. They're not all that …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This man says he tried to find the son he fathered in his teens, but his son found him and discovered he was loaded.<p>8:45 a.m. Today8:45 a.m. July 4, …

New Jersey

A popular video game now randomizes your race and gender — and many white men are furious

<i>Rust</i> is a popular first-person survival video game where you start out completely naked, left to a barren environment to build yourself tools, weapons, and a home as other players try to do the same — and potentially try to kill you and steal your stuff. It's a tense game, one in which your friends …

Feminism

This Is What Earth Will Look Like in 100 Years

If we're lucky.<p>At this point, you're probably fully aware of how hot it is. But in case you're unaware: It's really, really hot.<p>In fact, 2016 is …

The End of the World Never Was So Fun: Three Worthy New Science Fiction Books

Science Fiction

The French sci-fi comic that inspired Blade Runner and Akira

A huge chunk of the modern sci-fi canon owes its existence to one thing: a psychedelic, avant-garde, and frequently X-rated mindfuck of a French comics anthology from the 70s and 80s called <i>Metal Hurlant</i>. Literally ‘Howling Metal’ in French, its influence has been cited by everyone from Ridley Scott …

Small bedroom design ideas on a budget

If any room in your home can stand to be on the more compact side, it's your bedroom. All you <i>really</i> do in there is sleep and you won't be noticing …