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8 Causes Of Anxiety & Depression That We Often Overlook

If you’re one of the many Americans seeking relief from depression or anxiety, you’re no doubt aware just how elusive successful treatment can be. In …

Lyme Disease

How to Become Skilled at Learning Programming Languages

1<p><b>Know something about data structures and algorithms.</b> All the programming languages in the world won't do you much good if you don't know about …

'Depressed Cake Shops' eat away at the stigma of mental health issues

Cake is usually there for us on life’s happiest days — birthdays, weddings and other celebratory events.<p>That is precisely why the mission behind a movement of pop-up “Depressed Cake Shops” has been so successful, with the shops increasingly raising money and awareness for mental health issues …

This game will shut itself down when enough players have died

<i>The Flock</i> might be the first video game with built-in obsolescence.<p>The first-person, multiplayer thriller takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of the year 3000, one where players compete for a mysterious object known as the "light artifact." As you battle you can, like in most games, die. But …

24 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired By Mental Illness

Body art as recovery.

16 Snacks That Can Take a Hike

<i>We're the kind of people who have to eat every three hours, and Pure Leaf Iced Tea is here to help with that.</i><p><i>Today: Put these snacks in your pack.</i><p>Being hungry is the worst. Being hungry while on the top of a mountain, isolated somewhere in the woods, or at a swimming hole quite literally off the …

An iPhone app changed my outlook on life for the better

I've never personally struggled with depression. Like most Americans, I've known people who struggle with it, including close friends and family members.<p>The World Health Organization actually predicts that by 2030, depression will affect more people in the world than any other disease. That's just …

World Health Organization

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

Give us your Dirty Coding Tricks!

Dirty coding tricks: ugly hacks that are <i>absolutely necessary</i> to get a game done.<p>Culled from the pages of Game Developer magazine, these valiant …

Game Design

Hilarious Pirate Game Can Be Pure Chaos

<i>Blackwake</i> is a multiplayer FPS game all about naval battles. You have a crew, and you have a captain. The question is: can you come together and work …

13 Ways You May Be Accidentally Making Yourself Unhappy

Mental health experts weigh in on the things that aren't as good for you as you think.<p>If you haven't been feeling so hot, these little seemingly normal things might be a problem. To help, BuzzFeed Life talked to a few mental health experts about the most common behaviors that might not be as …

Day in the Life: Video Game Designer

What's it like living with mental illness? Ask Wil Wheaton.

Actor, writer, and producer Wil Wheaton recently recorded a video discussing what it's like living with mental illness.<p>You might know him from his …

Mental Health

Microsoft’s HoloLens TV studio is upgrading one of gaming’s cheesiest tropes

We don’t know exactly what gaming is going to look like when it comes to Microsoft’s take on augmented reality, but it sure looks like the company could bring us the next generation of full-motion video (FMV) games with HoloLens.<p>The company has released a new video that shows how it captures and …

Augmented Reality

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness