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How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here are five ways to improve your health and be happier …

Workouts

The creator of MySpace now travels the world taking insane photographs

The founder of MySpace was assigned as the first friend of everyone joining the social network — connecting him to millions of people around the globe.<p>The glory days of MySpace are now long gone, and Tom is no longer involved with the site. But he keeps himself busy.<p>Along with co-founder Chris …

MySpace

Brain Surgery Serenade: Man Plays Saxophone During Tumor Removal

The team of doctors who recently operated on Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera's brain wanted to be sure they didn't affect his ability to play the saxophone – so they had him play songs during a 12-hour surgery.<p>A partially sedated Aguilera obliged, playing "Misty" and other songs, in addition to …

The Brain

Glass Prisms Placed Atop An iPhone Create Ethereal 3D Animations

<p>Turi Endo <i>Luminogeist</i> series uses optics to make illusionist images.</p><p>If you think about making art with an iPhone, you probably imagine some kind of app-based work, but Japanese artist Turi Endo uses the device to build Pepper’s ghost-inspired illusions. Using prisms constructed on top …

Art

A Dad Is Hilariously Illustrating The Funny Things Kids Say

"I love you with all my butt."

New Kingdom Hearts 3 Gameplay Shown in New Trailer

Square Enix has released a new trailer that covers both Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts III.<p>The trailer coincides with the Jump Festa event in Japan and highlights both of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts projects.<p>Kingdom Hearts 2.8 was first announced in September, …

Gaming Industry

29 Nintendo Presents That Will 1-Up Your Gift-Giving Game

*Mario coin sound*

Retrogaming

Effective Learning Strategies for Programmers

In early September I gave a keynote at Kiwi PyCon in New Zealand on effective learning for programmers. There were two pieces to the talk: one about …

Self-improvement

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

Final Fantasy 7 remake will be bigger than the original, made in Unreal Engine 4

More details emerge about the HD FF7<p>Square Enix will split <i>Final Fantasy 7 Remake</i> into several installments because the game is too large for a single volume, Famitsu reports.<p>The publication spoke with series producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura in an interview featured in its …

Giant drone transports humans, but only indoors, for now

Next to the hoverboard, the ever-elusive "flying car" is the most sought-after futuristic technology that still has yet to become a staple of our …

Drones

Zeke's Bacon Maple Grilled Cheese from 'Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese'

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>This grilled cheese in <b>Tenaya Darlington</b>'s new cheese cookbook was the creation of a longtime cheesemonger at <b>Di Bruno Bros</b>. Stacked high with salty bacon, earthy-sweet <b>Cabot Clothbound Cheddar</b>, and a fried egg—it's …

37 Alt Rock Songs You Haven’t Thought About Since The Late ‘90s

Once upon a time, these were your anthems.

This ‘Pokemon’ Jazz Theme Song Cover Is Surprisingly Smooth And Awesome

We’ve all been there: deep in a gym battle with a particularly tough trainer and it’s taking all of your focus just to stay in the fight. Making matters even more difficult are the music and sound effects making things more stressful than necessary. Not to worry though, because a smooth jazz cover …

Monstress captivates with its fusion of Western comics and manga

The arrival of <i>Monstress</i> <b>#1</b> (Image) from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda emphasizes just how much Image Comics has been betting on more traditional …

Graphic Novels

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

This perfect Final Fantasy VII cosplay will get you even more excited for the re-release【Photos】

Now that <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> is officially in the “re-works”, fans are furiously digging through their closets to find all their favorite Gaia …

MuScalpel Is an Algorithmic Code Transplantation Tool

A new system offers an automated way of reusing ("transplanting") existing code into new projects.<p>Computer scientists at University College London have developed a tool that automatically isolates and extracts code from one program and "transplants" it into another. The tool, known as MuScalpel, …

Machine Learning

The reign of 'King Coal' may be coming to an end. What's next?

To avoid catastrophic global warming, scientists say the world must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions — and that means slashing the use of fossil fuels. New numbers indicate that the change is already underway.<p>For the first time in history natural gas is now generating more electrical power …

Natural Gas

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Art

Final Fantasy XV's Story Beginning Showcased by Beautiful Illustrations: Luna's Role Explained

During the Active Time Report broadcasted from Gamescom, <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> Director Hajime Tabata showcased the beginning of the game’s story with a …

Go inside a giant Japanese concrete-crushing robot

Japan's got another robot. But this one isn't selling coffee or checking you into a hotel. No, this one has industrial metal claws on both hands, monster truck tires and a seat for you to sit in. Taguchi Industrial makes heavy-duty construction equipment. Its vehicles, featuring the same claws, …

Robotics

Splatoon helps Nintendo return to profit in Satoru Iwata’s final quarter

Satoru Iwata’s last quarter as chief executive of Nintendo was a good one. The Japanese video game company reported it returned to profitability for operating income in its first quarter ending June 30.<p>The paint-shooting game Splatoon and a weaker yen enabled Nintendo to report a small profit, just …

This Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki Will Give You All The Feels

ALL THE FEELS.<p>H/T The Creator's Project

Animation

The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …

Robotics

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

Robotics

15 Scientific Facts That Will Warm Your Cold, Dead, Heart

The world’s pretty alright sometimes.

China