Melanie Docherty

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To get the girl, game designer crafts his own playable wedding proposal

Like in football, wedding proposals often involve taking a knee. But 3D designer Robert Fink had a completely different kind of game in mind when it came to his own proposal — a video game. To propose to his girlfriend of nearly three years, Fink and two of his friends created a fake platformer and …

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

These Are The 15 Supplements to Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet

As evidence mounts that multivitamins provide no nutritional benefit, it’s time to forget the ‘daily dose.’ Instead, turn to these 15 supplements and …

Best of 2013: Most Talked About Movie Trailers (Video)

"X-Men" casts unite, Superman flies again and "Gravity" wows in some of the best early looks at movies this year.<p>Remember the days when <i>Iron Man 3</i>'s …

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

Music

The 10 Best American Martial-Arts Movies

<b>Keanu Reeves brings his sword</b> and samurai colleagues to the battlefield in this week's <i>47 Ronin</i>. It's not Reeves's first foray into martial-arts epics, nor is it the first time Americans have tried their hand at Asia's fighting techniques — for years, Hollywood has been making dramas and actioners …

Carrier site helps Americans watch out for data-hungry mobile apps

American carriers warn you when you're using a lot of data, but they don't always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they're taking a more proactive stance with the launch of their Know My App site. The CTIA-run page shows the typical data consumption of popular mobile …

Twerking, what the fox says, and selfies: The biggest social media moments of 2013

In spite of rampant government and corporate surveillance, the lemmings of social media remained undeterred this year in their quest to share, share, share.<p>And all we got out of it was this lousy Harlem Shake. And a major life moment for Miley Cyrus. And a big reveal on what the fox says.<p>Here are …

She Sings the Songs of Skyrim: Check out this cool Daily Dot feature on Malukah, the now-viral sing

<b>She Sings the Songs of Skyrim:</b> Check out this cool <i>Daily Dot</i> feature on Malukah, the now-viral singer/songwriter behind a number of beautiful …

“Google+ is kind of like the next version of Google”

Google's vision for its future, summarized in one brief interview.<p>Google+ has had a strange trajectory as a service. It began life as a sort of …

No Cat Should Be Without A Mario Warp Pipe Climbing Box

Cat Mario, meet Mario cat. Redditor Collinferal had a friend with a bored cat. With $140 in materials and his carpentry skills, he made her a …

Video of an Avalanche of Rectangular Ice Chunks Falling from a Building in Texas

Ice cascades off the roof a building in an avalanche of rectangular chunks in this video recorded at the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark in Texas back in …

Pacific Northwest

Picture of the Day: White Christmas in Toronto

WHITE CHRISTMAS IN TORONTO<p>Photograph by <b>SCOTT ROGERS</b><p>In this incredible capture by Scott Rogers we see trees bathed in snow and sunlight on Christmas …

Doctor Who: Old Vs. New

Note: This post is expanded from a reply I sent to Pessimippopotomus in the discussions of CJA's review of "Time of the Doctor" from last night.<p>A lot …

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development

10 Pieces of Science Fiction Trivia That Are Helpful in Real Life

We all memorize random bits of information about our favorite science fiction stories, just from long exposure to them. But we're aware, on some …

iPhone, iPad crush Android in Christmas Day online shopping war

After winning the Black Friday shopping war against Android, iPhones and iPads scored a similar “win” when it came to Christmas Day online shopping …

The top-10 most pirated TV shows of 2013

This was quite a year for big TV series and as a result, it was also a big year for pirating TV shows. The wildly popular hit AMC show <i>Breaking Bad</i> …

Saving the Lost Art of Conversation

In a fast-paced digital age, an MIT psychologist tries to slow us down.<p>“I am going to be a little boring,” Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse. “And you’re going to be a little boring, too.”<p>Turkle, for the record, is not boring. She is …

Daily Inspiration #1641

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

'We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education'

As colleges feel pressure to graduate more students for less money, professors worry that the value of an education may be diminished.<p>Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska, and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate. A proposal in Florida would let online courses …

Christmas TV: the top ten films to watch this holiday

<p>Families in the UK love nothing more than putting their feet up in front of the telly and watching festive films at <b>Christmas</b>.<p><b>SCROLL DOWN FOR LIST OF</b> …

Celebrities share retro Christmas photos

<p>With Christmas only a few days away, celebrities have been getting into the festive spirit and sharing their favourite festive childhood</b> …

Kate and William 'to attend day at the races'

<p><b>Kate Middleton</b> and <b>Prince William</b> are looking forward to a day at the races as part of their tour of Australia next year, according to reports. The …

Christmas 2013: Jewellery gift guide

Just in time for the festive period, <b>HELLO! Online</b> has rounded up some of the prettiest and most sparkly jewellery from this season.<p>Whether you want …

Christmas 2013: gifts for foodies

<p>The festive period is every foodie’s perfect season, with mince pies to roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, all leading up to the ultimate Christmas …

Christmas 2013: gifts for girlfriend

<p><b>HELLO! Online</b> has found the perfect gifts to show your girlfriend how much you love her this <b>Christmas</b>.<p>From quirky and original ideas to pampering …