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By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Google's Classroom App Opens Its Doors On Android and iOS

Google Classroom launched last summer and has seen over 30 million assignments submitted through it since then. Until today though, it was an entirely web-based offering. Now, Google’s launched Classroom apps for iOS and Android.<p>The Classroom mobile app gives students the ability to snap photos and …

Google app can now translate languages instantly

A major update to Google's Translate app for Android and iOS lets it interpret cross-language conversations on the fly and instantly translate …

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

An Italian artist has written a 600-page, US$220, two-volume book on homelessness in the video game Sim City.<p>Matteo Bittani’s “How to get rid of homeless” collects dozens of forum threads debating and discussing the homelessness that occurs in the game, highlighting the uneasy similarities between …

SimCity

The internet is fertile ground for the mosaic of allegiances out of which teens build identity

Your teen years are a time to try on a bunch of different self-concepts. Today, you have to be careful when the internet doesn’t want you to change<p>The internet was barely a thing when my friends and I were kids; we passed physical notes and wrote letters to keep in touch. We knew on some level …

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

Singapore Airlines

Infographic: Would You Make A Good Superhero?

Being a good superhero is more than just cool powers. Here’s what else you need to keep in mind.<p>Everyone wants to be a superhero, but let’s face it. Some people just aren’t cut out for the job, for any number of reasons. They don’t look good in spandex, they drive a Nissan Versa, they’re allergic …

Delsey's luggage weighs itself, charges phones, knows the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of "internet of things" for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, …

David Cameron's Ban On Encryption Is Bad For The Internet

Earlier today, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his plan to revive legislation that would allow the UK government to ban applications that use end-to-end encryption to ensure user security.<p>In Cameron’s speech, he asked that “in our country, do we want to allow a means of communication …

Privacy

Fleece-Lined Tights Are The Life Line You Need To Get Through The Rest Of Winter

This goes out to all the women who prefer to wear dresses, even when the temperatures are in the 30s. We see you. We understand the struggle. And we're here to commiserate. Winter can be a rough season for us. It's so cold and rocking a dress or skirt with regular stockings just doesn't cut it. But …

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …