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The three no-bullshit, realistic rules for parenting and video games

My fifth kid recently turned one year-old, so believe me when I say the precious initial parenting instincts have been well and truly beaten out of me.<p>I'm done with the hand-laundered cloth diapers, the idea that I'll be able to make three meals a day of healthy food hasn't been entertained in …

21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

Just how bad things are can be determined through analysis of 2010 Census data.<p>The average black person lives in a neighborhood that is 45 percent black. Without segregation, his neighborhood would be only 13 percent black, according to professors John Logan and Brian Stults at Brown and Florida …

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Around two years since its launch and the Xbox One has had a strong innings, despite a rocky start. Although sales haven't been quite as strong as …

Living Rooms

Looks to make medical cannabis use more legitimate

The use of medical marijuana has been debated for decades. The proponents of legalizing it believe that it is an efficient method that can be used to …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

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Destiny Codes To Unlock Extra Limited Edition Content Leaked, "Not One Time Use, Redeem Now": Updated

Destiny is now available for pre-load on Playstation 4 atleast, and this is not all, few lucky gamers have received Destiny Limited Edition content …

The Best Tequilas Of 2014: Epicurious' Official Taste Test Results

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>If there is one thing we like here at the Epicurious offices, it's great tequila. In fact, Nilou Motamed, our EIC, keeps a rather expansive selection of artisanal bottles in her office bar at all times. Needless to say, no arms were twisted in conducting this taste test. Under …

Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

Comcast Confessions: why the cable guy is always late

The recording of the “Comcast Rep from Hell” has now been listened to more than 5 million times, sparking a conversation about the largest player in the nation’s cable industry. That debate is a timely one: Comcast is in the process of acquiring the second-largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, …

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Son Finds His Late Dad's 'Ghost' In A Racing Video Game

This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game …

If This Is What Spaceships Will Look Like In 100 Years, You’re Going To Want To Get In Line Now

If we’re going to ever settle down away from this planet, we’re going to need spaceships like these–essentially living systems that can fly through space–to help get us there and keep us alive.<p>Within 100 years, humans may venture beyond the solar system. What would it take to make it possible to …

The Best Baked Chicken Taquitos.

This Chicken Taquito recipe is one of the all-time most popular recipes on Our Best Bites. The story behind it is interesting, too. I was actually …

Video Captures Large Explosion in Gaza

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Photo Project Captures People’s Reactions to Someone Falling Asleep on Them on the Subway

The New York City subway can be a cold place, metaphorically speaking. Headphones, cell phones, that one Seamless ad they’ve no doubt already read …

Inside the Secret World of Gamestop Dumpster Diving

One company's trash...<p>For those of us who have cast away the shame of scouring through bags of trash – colloquially known as dumpster diving – there …

Yep, the reps don't matter, just like the response when uneducated parents are asked about their children's health.

Now You Can Print 3D Models of Your Internal Organs

The National Institutes of Health has joined the Maker movement with the launch of its 3D Print Exchange, a website that allows users to download, …

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Gun-Safety Ad Is Neither Epic nor Amazing

I'll say this at the outset. This gun-safety ad from McCann, New York, for Evolve is funny. And it uses its humor to make a pretty good point about …

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Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.

Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.<p>That's what a project that screened more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers on vaccine safety concludes this week. The review appears in the latest edition of the medical journal Pediatrics.<p>The …

If 3D-printed carbon fiber is the future, it's already here

3D printing is transforming manufacturing. Can it work for cars?<p>At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan suggested an idea at once futuristic and intuitive: Automotive components should be quickly and easily replaceable with the help of a 3D printer. The IDx NISMO concept featured removable fenders …

Cannabis Cold Brew Coffee

Two guesses as to which United State Mirth Provisions' cold-pressed coffee infused with locally-grown cannabis extract comes from. Hint: it's not …

5 Things Every Movie Gets Wrong About the Apocalypse

Hollywood seems pretty confident that at some point humanity will find itself at the mercy of a world-resetting apocalypse. Over the years, movies …

Los Angeles Kings pushing for another Stanley Cup in what their captain calls zombie mode

Dustin Brown used a delicious phrase last week to describe the Los Angeles Kings' seemingly inexorable march through the Stanley Cup playoffs, outworking and outlasting every opponent in their path.<p>According to their captain, the Kings have been in "zombie mode" while they chewed through San Jose, …

Game Consoles, Meet Your Competition

Experience PC gaming on your comfortable couch with these compact machines<p>An Xbox One or PlayStation 4 has nothing on a gaming PC. Towers pack so much video memory and such powerful graphics chips that they can render details meticulous enough (smoke, shadows, sunlight) to make a console choke. But …

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