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It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, and that the food we give our brains shapes our thoughts and actions. I invested many years formally studying neuroscience and …

Nutrition

‘Mountains Of Madness’ May Be The Most Authentic Lovecraftian Board Game Out There

<i>Every week, Becca busts out the hottest and best in board games with special guests on our show Game the Game. Be sure to join the action every week</i> …

Board Games

Our 30 Favorite Cooking Tips of 2017

The more you know... the more delicious food you can cook.<p>No matter how skillful you are in the kitchen, there is always, <i>always</i> more to learn. Call them hacks, tips, or tricks of the trade, but what matters is that they'll make cooking easier and more delicious than ever. Some are building blocks …

Cooking

Scary Signs You're Eating Too Much Salt | Women's Health

If you are eating too much of the salty stuff, Enright has some easy salt-reducing strategies. (Hit the reset button—and burn fat like crazy with <i>The Body Clock Diet</i>!)<p>Stay away from the “Salty Six”<p>“The American Heart Association has dubbed the following foods the ‘Salty Six’: bread and rolls; cold …

The Quest To Make A Better Video Game Controller

Next time you play a video game, look down at the controller in your hand. Is it comfortable? Does it work well with the game you’re playing? Are …

Make-Ahead French Toast That Tastes Like the Best Apple Pie

Apple-Cinnamon French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 10 to 12<p><i>For the French toast casserole:</i> <br>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>6 large eggs <br>2 cups …

The 8 biggest rumors of E3 2017: Elder Scrolls in space, open-world Star Wars, and more

Each June, the video game industry congregates in downtown Los Angeles and, with the help of some very loud house music and celebrity guests, reveals a flurry of new big-budget sequels and a handful of new ideas. And each June, a few weeks ahead of said event, with no EDM or celeb support, I …

How to Buckle Down and Write Your Book | Inc.com

The idea of writing a book is a daunting one. We hear from would-be authors every day who tell us that they've been thinking about it for years, but just can't get started. There are many things that can get in the way of starting a book, ranging from fear of criticism to lack of time to devote to …

Writing

Writing Fiction: A Good Story Must Be Disturbing

As David Mamet once said to me, “If Hamlet comes home from school, and his dad asks him how school was, and Hamlet says, ‘It was fine, Dad,’ it’s …

Creative Writing

14 Points To Consider Before You Write The Ending

<b>The end is near</b><p>Ending your story is often harder than starting it. You’ve made plenty of promises you have to keep. Let’s be honest. The most …

Creative Writing

Are Valve and Steam Helping PC Gaming or Hurting It? - ExtremeTech

By on May 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When Valve launched Half Life 2 back …

Customer Service

5 hacks to save money on all your video games this year — and pay hundreds of dollars less

Video games aren't cheap. With crowd favorites like <i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i> listed at $60 a pop, it's no surprise that the gaming industry raked in $91 …

Personal Finance

Ten Reasons Why I’ll Quickly Reject Your Story

This past week I've been judging Writers of the Future. Most of the stories come to us electronically, so much of my day is spent opening files, …

Red Dead Redemption 2: All you need to know about Rockstar's western sequel

Release date, PC version, pre-order, latest news and more<p>Rockstar hasn't released a brand new game since the first version of Grand Theft Auto 5 in …

Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Just Like Every Other Ubisoft Open World Games

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is out tomorrow. If you’re wondering whether to pick it up, these reviews might help.<p>Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon …

What makes a great videogame villain?

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>PC Gamer issue 301</i><i>. For more quality articles about all things PC gaming, you can subscribe now in the</i> <i>UK</i> <i>and</i> …

Epic Trailer Reveals New RPG 'GreedFall' Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

GreedFall Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018<p><i>GreedFall</i> is the latest RPG from Spiders, developers of the futuristic RPG <i>The Technomancer</i>, and …

Expert Advice: 15 Secrets for Saving Money on a Remodel

When Carolyn Leonhardt and her husband, Ted, sold their Seattle graphic design business more than a decade ago, she had no idea she would find …

Home Improvement

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo’s Skyrim

The <i>Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is less than two months away, we found out today, and will be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch. I got the chance to finally play Nintendo’s next huge RPG in Tokyo today, taking control of main character Link for what appeared to be the first 20 minutes …

'Zelda: Ocarina of Time' HD Remake Mod: An Unreal Engine 4 demo you can actually play

We're still waiting for <i>Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>to launch on Wii U and Nintendo Switch, but until then, fans of the series can kill time …

Pick The Perfect Board Game With This Insane Flow Chart

Image: Supplied<p>One of my New Year's Resolutions -- no joke -- is to play more board games. This intensely detailed flow chart has been super helpful …

The games of 2017

Polygon picks 50 games to look out for over the next 12 months<p>Here's a selection of 50 games that are announced to be released at some point in 2017. Covering consoles and PC, it comprises only about a third of the games that we know of.<p>They include major sequels as well as small projects, …

Why we're obsessed with Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

The new tabletop game has stormed the CNET office and ruined friendships. You'd think we'd have stopped playing it.<p>Okay, "ruining friendships" might be a bit strong, but things do get heated when we play Game of Thrones: Hand of the King in the office.<p>It's a tabletop game that works a bit like a …

Game of Thrones

How to make your own video game: Guide to using Twine, GameMaker: Studio and Unity engines

But whether you prefer console or PC gaming, chances are at some point you've wondered about making your own game — even if all you managed to do was …

9 'Game of Thrones' cosplayers who nail their show counterparts

Norweigan cosplayer Santatory made an intricate gown to transform into Margaery Tyrell. It helps that she looks super similar to Natalie Dormer, the …

How to Try an Allergy Elimination Diet

If you suffer from chronic diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, or gassiness, an elimination diet may help you determine if your symptoms are …

Diets

I have been waiting for Final Fantasy XV my whole life

Final Fantasy XV is finally due to be released this month. Its development has lasted a good chunk of my childhood and my entire adult life<p>In May 2006, at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, Square Enix revealed a new game for the PlayStation 3: Final Fantasy Versus XIII. In May 2006, in …

Final Fantasy

Your life will be a video game

Andrew Wilson | CEO, Electronic Arts<p>Whether or not you play video games today, you will in the future.<p>Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, believes games in 2021 will be more diverse, more accessible, and simply more inescapable. Your smartphone and your game console will help you play with …

Five lessons that video games could learn from television drama

Developers make too many assumptions about players. They should learn from the more intuitive structures of modern TV<p>Earlier this month, game designer and programmer Brie Code wrote an interesting opinion piece for GamesIndustry.Biz. Entitled “video games are boring”, the article questioned pretty …

Watch Dogs (Video Game)

5 New York Bartenders Share Their Recipes for the Best 3-Ingredient Fall Cocktails to Make at Home

As fall descends on us, so does the temperature outside. I’m going to help you justify the temptation to stay in with tipples to keep you company. The good news is, not all great cocktails are complicated nor difficult to make. I’ve enlisted the help of five of New York City’s top bartenders to …

New York City