Mada Shaw

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Why Names Are So Easy to Forget

Nice to see you again, Suuu...Sandra? Samantha? Jennifer. Sorry.<p>Once, at a party, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We shook hands, I told her my name, she told me hers. Then she did something that I was ever so grateful for.<p>"Hang on," she said. "Can you say your name again? I wasn't really …

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, …

Your Favorite Childhood Cartoon Characters Reimagined As Criminals And Demons

Dan LuVisi, a digital concept artist based in Los Angeles, has created a twisted and evil series of images that have the potential to ruin some of …

Los Angeles

Find your favorite spots on this detailed map of the Internet

Come vacation time, why not take a ski trip to the Socialization Mountains, or travel endlessly back and forth between Twitch and SkyDoesMinecraft along the YouTube coast of the Procrastination Sea?<p>Those are just two of the numerous destinations laid out on a stunningly detailed map of the Internet …

Internet

‘Sweden’s Atlantis’ at Bottom of Baltic Sea: 11,000-Year-Old Settlement Uncovered

A team of divers led by Södertörn University archaeology professor Björn Nilsson has uncovered artifacts from what could be the oldest known …

How to make sex 'more awesome' using Google Glass

Would you wear a pair of Google glasses while having sex? Would being able to see what your partner is seeing make you more or less likely to? Sex with Glass, a new app in development for Google Glass, hopes the answer is yes.<p>The project started off with the question "how can we make sex more …

Plane crashes, woman dies, survivor films and takes selfie

Would you have done the same?<p>Ferdinand Puentes was one of nine passengers in a 2002 Cessna Grand Caravan which suddenly suffered engine failure off Kalaupapa, Molokai in Hawaii last month.<p>As he heard the engine fail and saw the plane heading for the water, one of his first instincts was to turn on …

Plane Crash

Homemade Porn Accidentally Uploaded From Stolen Smartphone By New York Couple

A woman in Brooklyn has called for cops to investigate after a mystery couple took selfies during sex using her stolen phone.<p>Victoria Brodsky had her …

3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids

If you’re asking whether or not your kids should be allowed to play video games, this post isn’t for you. You live in a different world than I do.<p>From my perspective, video games are the future of storytelling. And, while you might just be imagining they’ll replace movies and romance novels, our …

Simpsons Animator Liz Climo Creates Incredibly Cute Animal Comics on Tumblr

Elizabeth Climo, or simply Liz Climo, is a talented young animator currently working with the everlasting <i>The Simpsons</i> TV-show<i>.</i> When her day job ends, …

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …

83-Year-Old Architect Creates Fleet Of Ships That Float Through The Sky

Italian architect Luigi Prina has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. However, it was only after he met Venetian painter …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

PS4 vs. Xbox One: Avoiding Another Decade Of Brand Loyalty Madness

This article, like many, many others written this year, has “versus” in title when talking about the upcoming contest between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Both are indeed in competition for the hearts, minds and most importantly, dollars of the average consumer, and it’s going to …

Lythronax argestes: 'King of Gore' joins T rex family tree

A newly-discovered dinosaur, which has been christened "King of gore" by the scientists who have studied it, is the oldest known member of the dinosaur group that gave rise to the mighty <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>.<p>The 80m-year-old fossil of <i>Lythronax argestes</i> was found in the Grand Staircase-Escalante …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

Top 10 superhero movies

10. Iron Man 3<p>Shane Black's jagged-edged debut in the Marvel hotseat might easily have been a by-the-numbers "threequel", especially with star Robert Downey Jr out of contract and The Avengers' stupendous box office success a year earlier. Instead, the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director delivered the …

Germany hosts World Beard and Moustache Championships

Hundreds of contestants have gathered for the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany.<p>Entrants were competing for the best facial hair in a range of categories in Leinfelden-Echterdingen.<p>Organiser Juergen Burkhardt said the turnout was better than expected.

Zombies, cognitive dissonance and you

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a terrible sleeper. I wake up regularly through the night, toss and turn in bed, and generally annoy my wife by inadvertently waking her up. It also means I’m pretty much tired all the time during waking hours. Keeping myself awake and alert so that I can …

Sony confirms its official PlayStation 4 launch titles: 22 games including five indies (updated)

There's a good chance you're already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles that'll be available on day one. That list totals 17 22 retail and download-only games in all (compared …

Microsoft Ensures 'Titanfall' Will Never Come to Sony's PS4

There’s a whole bunch of EA news flying around since their earnings call last night, including their $273M loss (though they did beat expectations) and the cancellation of their free-to-play Command and Conquer project.<p>What’s perhaps most stunning is the news that Titanfall, once thought to be only …

The Japanese men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex

<b>Unless something happens to boost Japan's birth rate, its population will shrink by a third between now and 2060. One reason for the lack of babies is the emergence of a new breed of Japanese men, the otaku, who love manga, anime and computers - and sometimes show little interest in sex.</b><p>Tokyo is …

FAQ - Grand Theft Auto 5 Co-Op FAQ

Grand Theft Auto 5 is out, and it's a hell of a solo experience. GTA Online, released shortly afterward, is a sixteen player antagonistic experience …

'Elder Scrolls Online' Shows Off Its Character Creator

I may still be skeptical of the existence of The Elder Scrolls Online, the MMO no one really asked for, but I’m glad to see they’re putting a lot of effort into an aspect of the game I care a lot about: the character creator.<p>MMOs, generally speaking, have pretty bad character creation systems. The …

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