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Beast on a Budget: 3 Muscle Building Meals for Under $3

You don't have to break the bank to become a beast. There seems to be a common misconception that optimally fueling your body is inordinately …

2. Harvester

Harvester is a game you can imagine David Lynch writing when he was 12, by way of nonsensical 90s video game logic. It's a point-and-click adventure …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

Want More Mental Energy at Work? Science Says Do These 4 Things

There's a reason why they call work work. Recharge your mental batteries early and often.<p>There's a reason why they call work <i>work</i>--it's not easy, and it can take a lot out of us. We get tired, our minds start to flag during the course of the day, and we lose our focus and concentration.<p>According to …

Top 10 best bets for a family vacation

This is the best time to book a flight to 10 destinations around the world

To help make it easier, KAYAK analyzed flight searches from the US and Canada between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015, determining the change in cost for 10 luxury cities when booking from a period of one month to six months before departure.<p>The data is part of KAYAK's 2016 Travel Hacker …

Air Travel

The large desktop experience in responsive design

Boana's Johannes Holl shares ideas and UI patterns he found useful while designing a website with large desktops in mind.The post The large desktop …

The 13 Best Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Lose Weight

No flavorless rice cakes here.<p>When you're eating healthfully in an attempt to shed some pounds, your snacks need not be as bland as cardboard. In fact, as proven by Redbook's video above, there are some truly tasty bites that will satisfy your afternoon "hangries." And it's a good idea to set …

Why Undertale rules and why my co-workers are dummies for not including it in the Top 10

<i>Every year the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. As with last year, we're running a series of opinion pieces by members of the Polygon staff explaining why certain games earned top marks from</i> …

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Font of the day: Afatar

We're big fans of typography and are always seeking out new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth paying for. So, …

Nostalgia Alert: Nintendo NES Turns 30 - PCMag Asia

It's hard to believe, but it's been 30 years since the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) officially launched in the U.S.<p>On Oct. 18, 1985, the NES …

Building a hardware startup: the vision and team (Infographic)

In recent years, we have seen scores of hardware startups popping up. Many have had successes but many have also failed. Although technology has made …

Why Content Reigns Supreme In UX Design

Lorem ipsum dolor son of a…<p>It’s been nearly 20 years since Bill Gates declared that “content is king.”<p>His original 1996 article reads like a manifesto, calling for sites to deliver quality and entertaining content to their customers, explaining why content-providers must be compensated, and making …

This Is How You Build Products for the New Generation of 'Data Natives'

Imagine a major intersection where all the innovation taking place in data analytics and all the advances in hardware meet. It would look a lot like …

Algorithms

Use SketchParty TV for Apple TV to entertain family this holiday season

SketchParty TV is an extremely fun app, built to entertain friends and family members for hours on end. I've personally used it with my kids, as well as a group of friends and both times everyone had a lot of fun.<p>What does it do? Using an iOS device and an Apple TV (second generation or newer), …

11 apps you should use every day

But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.<p>So I broke out the most useful apps I use every day. You should probably use them, too.

Apps

Common questions often asked on UX

User Experience (UX) is the talk of the town these days. Everybody says that they want to improve their product's UX, however, only a few people …

44 Ways To Lose 4 Inches Of Body Fat With Nutrition and Exercise

Fat: It’s the stuff that gives ice cream its creaminess, pizza its dreaminess, and Nicki Minaj her twerkiness. In the right places and in the right …

The 20 BEST Weight Loss Foods From The Biggest Loser

But as I always explain at the ranch, when you fill up on foods like these, you have little room left for the fare your body needs. Generally …

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

Chris Giblin

10 Songs Steve Jobs Used to Train His Brain

Steve Jobs probably used these recordings to alter his mental state, change his moods, and keep himself creative.<p>Music is many things to many people, but to entrepreneurs it can be an essential success tool. According to Dr. Victoria Williamson of Goldsmith's College, London, "Brain imaging studies …

IBM Chips Could Make Your Smartphone Think Like A Mouse

No reports of finding cheese in mazes, yet<p>Last year, IBM introduced TrueNorth, a high-powered, low-energy-consumption chip inspired by the human brain. At the time, IBM compared it to ENIAC, the earliest iteration of a general computing machine.<p>IBM has taken that technology over the last year and …

5 Easy Steps To Achieving Cool Interior Design

If only having a natural talent for designing your interior was as easy as painting a fence like Mr. Miyagi once taught us.<p>Well it’s time to wax off …

Home Decorating

The people ‘possessed’ by computers

What would happen if a computer could take over a human body? David Robson meets an “echoborg” – a strange experiment that reveals our future with artificial intelligence.<p>Sophia Ben-Achour looks like a typical London student. She has short, brown hair, dancing eyes and a wide smile. We talk about …

Artificial Intelligence

What to Eat to Build Muscle and Lose Fat - 10 Super Foods to Help You

If you are training hard at the gym then you may as well turn your hard earned efforts into maximum results. You can do this by ensuring you eat the …

The 18 Best Biking Cities on Earth

As proof that Sweden’s third-largest city (pop. 318,000) adores bicycles, look no further than the free bike pumps along cycling paths. Then there’s …

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

Recipes

Weight Loss

Get Informed<p>leosel<p>If your New Year’s resolution is to shed pounds this year, listen up: you may be killing your goal with outdated information. Dieting is tough, and even the most knowledgeable cyclists can get caught up in the web of diet myths. "Weight loss is so complex and confusing because …