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Even as a kid, Bill Gates demonstrated this super-important habit of successful people

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the young Gates was an extreme bookworm:<p>Just about every kind of book interested him — encyclopedias, science fiction, you name it. I was thrilled that my child was such an avid reader, but he read so much that Bill's mother and I had to institute a rule: no books at the …

8 ways to have more and better sex in the new year

The new year season has become synonymous with improvement—whether it's deciding to get that ripped six pack you've always wanted or promising you …

This Study Shows Business Travelers Are Sick | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I used to travel around America a lot for business.<p>Sometimes, it was even enjoyable. But that was mainly because in those days Continental Airlines existed, which meant dinner would be more than …

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15 Phrases You Should Start Using to Sound More Professional | Inc.com

Whether you're interviewing for your first job or hoping to move up the career ladder in your current position, there are a few phrases you can use to help. These 15 phrases can help establish you as a positive force in any office environment.<p><b>"Let's touch base."</b><p>This statement is vague enough to …

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A group of fans want to build an exact replica of this famous 'Lord of the Rings' city, they just need about $3 billion

Now, a group of "The Lord of the Rings" fans led by UK-based Jonathan Wilson have started an IndieGogo campaign titled Realise Minas Tirith to construct an exact scale replica of the fictional city of Minas Tirith as seen in "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King" somewhere in southern …

How to Make $1 Million in a Single Year (Advice From 10 Successful People Who've Actually Done It) | Inc.com

A million dollars ain’t what it used to be, but it’s still pretty good money--especially if we’re talking about annual income, as opposed to net worth.<p>So, how do you get to that milestone? Since I haven’t done it myself (yet), I reached out to a group of people who actually have made at least $1 …

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Star Wars: Everything to know about the upcoming movies from The Force Awakens to Rogue One

After a panel discussion at the recent Comic Con in San Diego, and director J J Abrams’ announcement that a first cut of the film has been completed, …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

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14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

Enough people to fill Centre Court are currently watching a fish play Pokémon

Fish Plays Pokémon is live gaming’s latest leviathan hit<p>Fifteen thousand people are currently watching a fish play Pokémon. Welcome to 2014, it’s weirder than we thought it was going to be.<p>The fish in question, Grayson Hopper, lives in a tank hooked up to a webcam. Depending on where in the tank he …

SteelSeries' Sentry eye tracker lets you control a PC game with your eyes

Game peripheral maker SteelSeries is introducing its Sentry eye tracker that enables players to control computer games with their eye movements.<p>Proponents of eye tracking argue that it is a faster and more natural way of controlling the action in video games, such as first-person shooters. As a …

The best free online games on PC

Welcome to our round up of the best free online games. You can easily play these in your browser without waiting for them to download and install, as …

3D Printing Bonds Liquid Metal And Stone To Ford Torino

3D printing has the potential to charge car manufacturing as we know it…and the art world has taken a shine to it too. At the Inside 3D Printing Expo …

This onesie turns you into a walking WiFi hotspot

Forget carrying a separate hotspot router to have a local network wherever you go -- what if <i>you</i> were the hotspot? Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk has come very, very close to making that vision a reality with his experimental BB.Suit. The goofy-looking cotton onesie is knitted using a special 3D …

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

IGN Presents: the History of Atari

Video game pioneers.<p>To those born into the console era, whose formative gaming education came from Nintendo, Sega, or PlayStation, Atari feels like …

Phones installed with Flappy Bird selling on eBay after game pulled from stores

Less than a day after the app was pulled from stores by its developer, phones installed with mobile game phenomenon <i>Flappy Bird</i> are cropping up on eBay with exorbitant price tags, ranging everywhere from $300 to over $90,000 for the minimum bid.<p>A majority of the phones listed are Apple's iPhone 5 or …

ReRoll is an open-world survival RPG that wants to map the entire world, and also wants your money

You've got to appreciate the chutzpah of this announcement trailer. "Our ultimate promise is to reproduce, accurately at scale, the whole planet," …

One man's quest to reach the end of Minecraft

A <i>Minecraft</i> player by the name of Kurt J. Mac is on a mission to reach the end of the world, and he's documenting it for all to see, The New Yorker reports.<p>Mac began his journey on March 28, 2011. His aim was to reach what <i>Minecraft</i> developer Markus Persson calls the Far Lands, the area at the very …

Attack On Twitch Streamer Shuts Down Riot And EA Servers, Attracts Police

It started as a game of League of Legends, and ended with a swarm of cops pointing guns at the player and accusing him of having hostages held against their will in his home.<p>Welcome to the world of online video game harassment.<p>Professional League of Legends streamer James “Phantoml0rd” Varga spent …

Why Samsung just launched the world’s largest floating vessel

The <i>Prelude</i> is longer than the Empire State building or Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers are tall and displaces six times as much water as the world’s largest aircraft carrier. It won’t be completed until 2017, but its enormous hull was just launched from drydock in a South Korean shipyard. It was …

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Stuck loading Grand Theft Auto Online? Try these fixes

Grand Theft Auto Online — the multiplayer element of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V — launched Tuesday, but a lot of players haven’t even made it through the tutorial yet. Publisher Rockstar said to expect problems at launch, and actually getting into the first tutorial race is now the …

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US trolls knock al-Qaeda off Twitter

An American author is claiming success in a call to arms against al-Qaeda fundamentalists using Twitter after his followers and thousands of others "trolled" an account that asked for suggestions on spreading the extremist message.<p>JM Berger, who tweets as @intelwire, is a keen follower of the …

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs launching Sept. 10

<i>Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs</i>, the oft-delayed survival horror title from The Chinese Room, will be available Sept. 10, the studio announced today.<p>It is in development on Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Interested parties can pre-order the game from GOG and Desura; it will cost $19.99 at launch, but …

Ludicrous $1 million 'Saints Row IV' special edition includes Lamborghini, plastic surgery, and trip to space

Limited and "special" edition video games have long been a popular way to pump more money out of fans, but developer Deep Silver is now taking that concept to its ludicrous extreme. The company just announced a $1 million <i>Saints Row IV</i> "super dangerous wad wad edition," of which only one copy is …

Exploring different career paths in the gaming industry

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>When most people imagine careers in the video game industry, they immediately think of developers. As the medium grows more popular, more jobs are opening up …

Best racing games

It's go, go, go!<p>Racing games have been a staple of most gaming diets for decades, but they've really come in their own over the past two console …

Here's the Most Idiotic and Brilliant App Ever

The app that gives new meaning to 'high score.'<p>Feeling reckless? In the mood to tempt fate? Then you might just want to download S.M.T.H (Send Me to …