Angela

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The 5 worst games of 2015

We had a ton to love in 2015. Hell, some of us would argue that it was the best year ever for games. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t get any stinkers.<p>Some of the games we got in 2015 weren’t just bad, they were tragedies. And it’s time to look back and shake our heads at these steaming piles of …

Batman: Arkham

Polygon's 2015 Games of the Year #1: Her Story | Polygon's 2015 Games of the Year

Compared to a lot of games on Polygon's 2015 Games of the Year list, <i>Her Story</i> might seem too simple. It doesn't have a huge open world. There's no progression system, no endless treadmill to slowly increase your character's power. It's a simple game by many metrics, and a short one; it will take …

The deadliest day of the year is almost upon us

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>April may be the cruelest month, per<p>Chaucer Eliot*, but it isn't the deadliest. That honor goes to January.<p>The seasonality of death — more deaths in the winter, fewer in the summer — is a well-established and long-running public health mystery.<p>A few years ago, a …

Public Health

Are Sperm Banks in the Business of Eugenics?

The most prominent sperm bank in the UK is under investigation after turning away donors with dyslexia and other questionable characteristics. This …

What Happens to the Human Body in Space?

Gravity does a number on your body. But in space with zero gravity, your body changes and reacts differently than it does on Earth. So what happens …

Astronauts' Veggie Garden in Space is About to Grow a Burst of Color

After successfully growing (and eating) lettuce, astronauts on the International Space Station have graduated to zinnias. The new plants sprouted …

Polygon's 2015 Games of the Year #2: Bloodborne | Polygon's 2015 Games of the Year

Ididn't understand or appreciate the Souls games — and yes, for the sake of this argument, I'm including developer From Software's <i>Bloodborne</i> in that list — until I received this simple advice: Think of them as rhythm games.<p>Rhythm games, meaning pattern recognition, meaning precise timing, meaning …

The 10 best games of 2015

The ten best games of 2015<p>It's been a big year for games as PS4 and Xbox One both started showing their true colours when it comes to triple A …

My new year's resolution is to play fewer games

Is the secret to happiness less choice?<p>When I was young I received, on average, two games per year. One was given to me for Christmas. The second for my birthday. Outside of a few rentals and games I was able to borrow from friends and family, that was it.<p>It was the best time of my gaming …

Rips in your clothes? The cause could be your lint trap

My dryer ate my sister-in-law's favorite dress and I couldn't figure out why. After some research, I realized it was the lint trap.<p>If corners of your lint trap protrude from its slot in the dryer it can catch on fabrics and the rotation of the dryer drum can pull at the fabric until it rips.<p>The …

Cleaning

Near-infrared dye helps doctors spot cancer

Doctors regularly use dyes to highlight blood vessels that would normally be hard to see, but there's now the possibility that they'll use those chemicals to find cancer, too. Stanford researchers have developed a medical dye that emits light at a near-infrared wavelength, which produces sharper …

13 Facts About Netflix, Recommended For You

Netflix has become the world’s intravenous line for filmed entertainment. And like any media empire, it has a few stories of its own to tell. Take a …

Restricted Meal Times Might Not Be The Best Idea For Dieters, Study Suggests

Limit what you eat, not when you eat.<p>If you're thinking of trying to lose a little weight, you might be considering a diet that limits the amount of …

Day 3 Of BuzzFeed's 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge

This is part of a 7-day healthy meal plan that will make you feel awesome. You should definitely start at the beginning, which is here.<p>There's no processed food allowed—instead there's lots of lean protein, healthy fats, and fresh produce. Every meal is homemade, but don't be scared! There are …

Star Wars Films Are Not About Good vs. Evil. They’re About Bad Parenting.

For <i>Star Wars</i> fans, the space opera series’ seven films (and counting) are about grand themes such as the battle between an autocratic galactic empire …

Parents' Worries Vary Depending on Income, With One Exception

New research indicates a big divide in parenting worries based on income, but there are some concerns that unite us all.<p>What we worry about as parents depends upon how much money we make, according to news from the Pew Research Center.<p>For the report, researchers looked at about 1,800 adults with …

14 Reasons Why Dads Shouldn’t Be Left With Kids Alone

An old Proverb says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.” It is good advice. We probably have …

Top 10 baby gadgets of 2015

There’ve been some amazing advances in nifty things to make parents’ lives easier, or children safer, in the past 12 months. From smart devices that …

Hilary Duff just got way honest about her divorce and motherhood

Talking about something as life-changing as a divorce is never easy, but Hilary Duff manages to tackle this subject with a refreshing amount of …

12 Hacks That Make Parenting A Breeze

Parents all over the world often moan that babies don't come with a manual. But thanks to internet, clever parents everywhere have come up with some …

No Packets Allowed: Hot Chocolate You Actually Want to Drink

Whether you like it classically creamy, bittersweet, spicy, or spiked—we've got just the recipe.<p>We drink hot chocolate because it’s rich and creamy, warm and luxurious. It's a comfort food, to pick you up when you're feeling down, or when you're just really cold. It's best served next to a skating …

T-Mobile says it's 'downgrading,' not 'throttling' YouTube

What does throttle even mean, man?<p>T-Mobile and YouTube are in a semantics war over the meaning of the word throttle after the cell carrier introduced its Binge On video initiative in November. YouTube, which doesn't participate in the free video service, accused T-Mobile last week of throttling all …

The Holiday's Most Popular Home Audio Gadget Was a Cheap Turntable

This year, tons and tons of people will be bringing in the new year, not blasting tunes through a high-end audio system tricked out with all the …

Have Back Pain? 10+ Gadgets That Make Life Easier

Have back problems? If you just recently hurt your back or you live with chronic back pain, you know how hard it can be to do the simplest things. If …

Gear & Gadgets

Parenting While Heartbroken: The Do's and Don'ts

“Mama, play with me.” I heard my three year old plead with me distantly, as if through thick glass. Irritation was rising in her voice, her toddler …

Woman’s Search for Triplet Brothers Yields Clues in Decades-Old Adoption

A woman who took to Facebook in an effort to find her triplet brothers may be getting closer to finding them.<p>Christina Wilcox of Rome, New York, …

How to Check for Bed Bugs in a Hotel

Checking into a hotel for a holiday vacation? Beware of bed bugs. Hotels and motels can be hot spots for infestations of the small reddish-brown …

Can You Spot It? 10 Nearly Unrecognizable IKEA Hacks

To pull off a truly spectacular IKEA hack, you need tools, talent and an unflappable vision. You need to be able to look at a footstool and see a …

Hacking