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Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

User Generated Content

Guy Beats Fallout 4 Without Killing Anyone, Nearly Breaks The Game

<i>Fallout 4</i> expectsyou to commit murder. While you can occasionally avoid killing others, the wasteland is ruthless and demands violence. That’s how …

Empathy

How One Man Beat Fallout 3 On Hard Mode Without Ever Healing

Last weekend, someone completed one of the most incredible <i>Fallout 3</i> runs of all time. The rules for the permadeath playthrough were simple: One …

Let there be light: Handwritten draft of King James Bible reveals the secrets of its creation

Every great work of literature is a product of meticulous editing and revision. The King James is no exception<p>The King James Bible may well be the greatest work of literature ever written by committee—and now we know a bit more about the collaboration that produced it.<p>Jeffrey Allen Miller, an …

Literature

Let's Make Anime Great Again with Donald Trump!

Anime isn’t cute enough. It’s not great enough. Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to change that. Remember. If you vote for Trump, you are …

Anime

Revisiting the Controversy That Was ‘Coonskin’

Revisiting the Controversy That Was 'Coonskin'<p>Animator Ralph Bakshi’s current efforts at a return to film animation with a new project titled “The …

Animation

​watch trailer for tyler the creator’s cartoon, the jellies

It’s about a human raised by jellyfish. Obviously.<p>With his love of anything caricature-ised (see here, here and here), it's not that odd that Tyler the Creator (rapper, writer and comedy genius) has co-written and voiced his own cartoon series alongside <i>Loiter Squad</i> cohort Lionel Boyce and called it</i> …

Comic Books

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from <i>The Little Mermaid</i>, and everyone's favorite furry grump, Beast from <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>. But after spending nearly four decades at the house of Mickey Mouse, …

21 Pieces of Writing Advice From Stephen King

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Writing

Composition 101

Yes, there seem to be 'better' and 'stronger' choices for many images that feel as though they make for 'nicer' compositions, but there is no set …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Smartwatches

Five Common Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

In honor of this week’s launch of our new online course, Presentation Prep: 10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling, I’m devoting this post to some of the rookie storytelling mistakes I’ve seen in my 18 years as the President of Public Words Inc. Specifically, in the form of presentations and speeches. …

Public Speaking

Here's the secret underlying all good writing

According to Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, author of "The Sense of Style," that topic sentence helped catalyze the most important aspect of good writing.<p>It's what Pinker calls an "arc of coherence."<p>The truth is, our brains don't like to work too hard, let alone when we're reading.<p>The …

Creative Writing

How Gaming Can Remind Us What Our Brains Are Capable Of

I conducted a not-very-scientific experiment on myself to test hypotheses on how games affect attention span.<p>"Long-term focus erodes with increased digital consumption, social media usage, and tech savviness…." A study released by Microsoft last month spelled doom for the average tech user's brain, …

The Brain

10 Writing Mistakes that Kill Your First Chapter

<b>By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)</b>I’m teaching at a writer’s conference this week, so instead of one of my in-depth posts, I thought I’d create a quick …

Creative Writing

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

5 Ways to Stretch Your Word Count

This time last year, I thought my newest New Adult speculative fiction work-in-progress about the collective subconscious and evil corporations was …

Writing

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

Osama Bin Laden

How to create a CSS3 progress bar

The progress bar has been used on the web ever since we realized that not everything would load instantly for everyone. These bars serve to notify …

CSS

Busted!! This video exposes how Disney uses same animation in several movies (Watch)

<b>How Disney uses same animation in several movies</b> – A video has shown how the cartoon makers of Walt Disney animators used to reuse movements from a …

For Two Years, The Kanye West RPG Has Been Hiding A Disturbing Secret

Guys. I'm kind of freaked out right now. That's partially my fault. I'm in a confusing part of the internet right now and I'm trying to figure out …

Kanye West

Photos of That God-Awful Nipple-Laden Batsuit Are Going Viral

We have no choice but to acknowledge history lest we be doomed to repeat it.<p>So we've included them here, plus a few *exclusive quotes from the cast and crew on the making of the film. <i>(*Not actually exclusive, and not real quotes. Are you crazy?</i><i>)</i>

Racy

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

How to Nail Your Enemies: Ancient Egyptian Spells Deciphered

Australian researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.<p>Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power" tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil spirits and treat "black jaundice," a bacterial infection that is still around …

Ancient History