Trent McPherson

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Final Fantasy VI Retrospective: Simply The Best

In the first few minutes of <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, just when you think you’ve got a sense of the game’s rhythm, everything changes. Your amnesiac hero …

Final Fantasy

Here's what it's like to interview for the CIA, from people who have done it

The job site where anyone can rate their workplace and give an inside look at how to apply and interview has a page just for the CIA, which currently has a rating of 3.6 out of five stars. More than 40 people have left feedback on their interview process.<p>The reviews could not be independently …

Employment

The Immunity-Boosting Soup That's Perfect For Cold Season

<i>Garlic is one of those secret-weapon ingredients that works wonders for boosting your immunity when you feel a cold coming on. Its antimicrobial</i> …

'Leavenworth 10' soldier rebuilds life after serving time for infamous 'Iron Triangle Murders'

Corey Clagett was a 21-year-old U.S. Army private in the 101st Airborne Division on a mission deep inside Al Qaeda-controlled territory in Iraq when, he says, he followed an order that would change his life forever.<p>It was May 9, 2006, and Clagett’s squad had been dropped on to a tiny lake island …

Military

Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life

If a massive solar storm struck the Earth today, it could wipe out our technology and hurl us back to the dark ages. Lucky for us, events like this …

Pennsylvania girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit

For American high school students, prom is a rite of passage, an affair full of pomp and hormones and clumsy dancing. The eagerly awaited event is often dangled in front of mischievous students as a reward for staying out of trouble until the end of the school year.<p>A suspension means no prom, some …

High School

Microsoft had no hand in making this tearjerking viral Xbox commercial

One of the most compelling and emotional Microsoft Xbox commercials ever made is climbing its way to viral fame.<p>But until the video started getting …

Defense Budgets

‘Punisher’: Shoulder-fired grenade launcher XM 25 could transform US Army

The US Army is scheduled to introduce a new shoulder-fired grenade launching weapon that could change infantry warfare, according to its …

Retrogaming
Retrogaming

U.S. Special Operations units are using faulty rifle sights

U.S. Special Operations forces are using rifle sights that are supposed to help shooters accurately hit their targets but instead have a defect, acknowledged by the manufacturer, that potentially endangers the lives of service members in combat, according to court records and military officials.<p>The …

Military

Being a vegetarian could kill you, science warns

Long-term vegetarianism can lead to a genetic mutation that puts people at high risk for colon cancer and heart disease, according to a new …

Plant-Based Diet

Top special operations snipers go head to head

Top sniper teams from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines went head to head last week -- but who proved they were the best?<p>Snipers from the world's most elite special operations forces converged on Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the seventh annual Special Operations Command International Sniper …

Military

Why Portugal should be more than a sidenote on your itinerary for Spain

While Spain often finds a place on Americans' itineraries, its neighbor Portugal can end up relegated to a stopover — if it's included at …

How to Make Italian Seafood Salad (Insalata di Frutti di Mare)

It wasn't until very recently that the similarity between Peruvian ceviche and Italian seafood salad struck me. Peruvian ceviche: chunks of seafood—some raw, like fish, and some cooked, like shrimp—marinated in lime juice with cilantro and onion, along with the heat of fresh chili peppers. Italian …

Clams

Russia, you’ve made Japan really mad

RUSSIA has revealed plans to build a naval base on disputed islands in a move sure to anger rival Japan and rival the South China Sea row.

Russia

‘Deadpool’ Is Officially The Highest-Grossing R-Rated Film Ever

Sorry to have to break this news to you, <i>The Matrix Reloaded</i>, but we swear it’s true. <i>Deadpool</i> has officially beaten your R-rated movie box office record from over a decade ago. As of today, Marvel’s mouthy superhero who doesn’t have a care in the world when it comes to being appropriate or looking a …

What Will A $15 Minimum Wage Do To California? Take A Look At Greece

Higher wages do not usually drive companies out of business. They help them attract talented employees and thrive, unless higher wages are part of a bunch of government mandates that raise business costs without raising productivity.<p>That was the case for Greece before the crisis, and may end up …

Economics

In Pod-Based Community Living, Rent Is Cheap, But Sex Is Banned

With the rise of community living and workcations, an alternative might be to just sleep where you cowork.<p>Airbnb, once a saviour from overpriced hotels, has become the new overpriced hotels since becoming <i>the</i> short-term accommodation staple. But with the rise of community living and workcations, an …

Participation

Georgia's governor will veto a religious-liberty bill that spurred a corporate backlash

The bill — which underwent months of debate and revisions before it was passed earlier this month — would have let faith-based organizations deny social, educational, and charitable services based on a "sincerely held religious belief" relating to marriage.<p>The law would have also let faith-based …

Fun-Da-Mental

I Showered With Donald Trump at Military School

Hazing, the passion for torture, and fond memories of the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination—way back when.<p>Lately, people who …

Donald Trump

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Yes, there is such a thing as militarized dolphins, and they're brutal

Reuters/US Navy/Brien Aho<p>Until the introduction of modern machinery, animals played an often-decisive role in warfare.<p>For instance, the Mongols' …

Military

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Healthy Eating

Relax With 40 Perfectly Looped Ambient Gifs

Here's why some militaries have strange pixelated camouflage

And while it may seem counterintuitive, the digital-print look of the pixelated camos is actually notably more effective than earlier designs that sought to mimic nature.<p>According to retired US Army Lt. Timonthy R. O'Neill, large blotchy patterns work best for long distances and small patterns work …

Military

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Happiness

President Obama, Who Has Run Out of F*cks, Just Burned Ted Cruz

In response to Cruz's batshit proposal about Muslims.<p>You want to know what it's like to be president of the United damn States, and there's nothing anybody can do about it, and you no longer have any fcks left in that big old bag to give?<p>This is how it is.<p>"As far as the notion of having …

Disney and Marvel to boycott Georgia if state passes 'religious liberty' bill

Studio will refuse to shoot films in US state should bill allowing officials and organisations to discriminate against same-sex couples become law<p>Disney film studios and its subsidiary Marvel have said they will boycott Georgia if the state governor signs a recently passed “religious liberty” bill …

Same-Sex Couples