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What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

<i>Trigger warning</i><p>For most people I talk to, when I tell them I have an anxiety disorder, they nod their head and tell me it'll be okay. When I tell them, "I'm sorry, I'm having a bad anxiety day, can we reschedule?" They smile and tell me there's nothing to worry about and if I just get out of bed, …

BB-8 originally spoke actual words — here's how the 'Star Wars' droid's voice was made

Recently, Schwartz did a Reddit AMA and gave a whole rundown of his experience. It turns out there was even written dialogue for BB-8 before it was turned into beeps, and it took time to nail the droid's sound.<p>Here's what Schwartz said:<p>It'd be awesome if Lucasfilm ever released the recordings of …

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Target just made a huge change to children's bedrooms across America

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the retailer's latest line for kid's home goods, Pillowfort, will largely forgo traditional gender archetypes.<p>This is yet another move to solidify the retailer's reputation as a progressive company that doesn't subscribe to gender norms. This summer, the …

The Pirate Bay now lets you stream movies like Netflix

The notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new feature: letting you stream movies like Netflix.<p>In addition to allowing you to download movie torrents, The Pirate Bay has added a "Stream it!" button. Listed as being "in beta," the button is powered by the Torrents Time plug-in that lets you …

6 Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

From artificial intelligence to wearables, here are some of the biggest ideas shaping web design today.<p>Web design thrives on two things: innovation and imitation. Unfortunately, there’s often a lot more of the latter. We all like to seize upon the latest trends, use them until they’re ubiquitous, …

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Playboy's first non-nude edition: Snapchat and Instagram models

<i>Playboy</i> offered Thursday a sneak peek at what the magazine’s first non-nude issue will look like when it is released next week.<p>As indicated by the company last fall, the March 2016 issue will no longer contain images of fully nude women, though that hardly means the centerfolds are any less …

Social Media

Apple Pay Is Now Accepted At Millions of Stores

Shoppers can use Apple’s mobile-payment service, Apple Pay, at more than 2 million retail stores, highlighting its growing acceptance by merchants as …

McDonald's Mozzarella Sticks Are Now the Subject of a Class Action Lawsuit

The world's largest burger chain has now been slammed with the world's cheesiest class action lawsuit. McDonald's is already in the midst of some social media backlash over whether its new menu addition, mozzarella sticks, actually contains any cheese after a few customers were apparently served …

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring

According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, the cold weather will not loosen its grip on North America for six weeks.<p>Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his …

Gwendoline Christie confirms Captain Phasma return in Star Wars: Episode VIII

British actor hopes mainstream success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will encourage more women to audition for parts originally written for men<p>Gwendoline Christie has confirmed she will return to the role of imposing villain Captain Phasma in the forthcoming sequel to box-office record-breaker …

Stunning before-and-after images from the making of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

How much of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was real and how much was CGI? Even the film's special-effects (SFX) team had trouble keeping track. Fxguide met with Industrial Light and Magic, the effects team behind "The Force Awakens." ILM revealed amazing behind-the-scenes footage of how they …

The university subject you choose to study reveals key information about your personality according to new research

A new review of 12 studies has found that certain personality groups coalesce around different university subjects<p>University degree courses tend to attract students with specific personality traits, according to new research.<p>For example, people who opt to study business or law tend to be 'less …

Star Wars Battlefront DLC details: Cloud City, Death Star maps on Season Pass, free content through March

<i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> gets new outfits, private matches, daily challenges and more modes on Tatooine in a free update that hits tomorrow, according to a lengthy post written by Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, the game's senior producer, this afternoon.<p>The roadmap also unveils some of the free content …

Star Wars Battlefront update delivers some badly needed nerfs

The Homing Shot gets fixed. The way a pet gets fixed.<p><i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>'s most recent update nerfed two key weapons in a big way, which will come as welcome news to the hordes of low-level cannon fodder propping up the K/D ratio of those who either bought the deluxe edition or hit level 25 long …

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Facebook and Google are in a race to build an AI that can beat humans at a 2,500-year-old Chinese board game

Go, the eastern version of chess, is a board game for two players that is thought to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and has trillions of possible moves.<p>"Scientists have been trying to teach computers to win at Go for 20 years," wrote Zuckerberg on his Facebook page. "We're …

Pioneering computer scientist Marvin Minsky dies at 88

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marvin Minsky, the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist whose contributions to artificial intelligence rank him among the leaders in his field, has died, MIT confirmed Tuesday.<p>He was 88.<p>The cause of his death Sunday was a cerebral hemorrhage, according to the Massachusetts …

Only women showed up to work after snowstorm, Senator says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senator Lisa Murkowski looked around the Senate floor and noticed something was a little... off.<p>"Something is genuinely different," she told the few assembled lawmakers during Tuesday's short morning session.<p>Back at work after last weekend's snowstorm shuttered the federal government, the …

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Abe Vigoda, Godfather actor, dies aged 94

Abe Vigoda, the sad-eyed actor who played Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather, died in New Jersey aged 94 on 26 January 2016.<br>The death has been confirmed by his family, something necessary in this case because Vigoda has been erroneously declared dead so many times in the past, including by People …

Why Hillary Clinton is losing young women | Letters

As a young American woman, I am in full support of Bernie Sanders – but I disagree with Jill Abramson’s reasoning as to why (Hillary Clinton’s trouble with young women, 25 January). This is the first election in which I will be able to vote. I live in Minneapolis, a city full of young people who …

Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Go on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

Fashion Modeling

Star Wars: Episode VIII release date postponed to Dec. 15, 2017

The Force has awakened… but now it’s hitting the snooze button.<p>Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced that <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i>, originally set …

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