Abi George Ullattil

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Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Relationships

The Most Popular DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Race and Class Combos

The Elven Ranger. The Dwarf Fighter. The Half-Orc Barbarian. The Halfling Rogue. Anyone who has played <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> for long enough starts to …

Board Games

the anime movies that perfectly capture coming of age

Put down the Larry Clark boxset.<p>Don't believe anyone who says that cartoons - that's anything from crudely drawn stickmen to slick manga - can't capture the complexity of human emotions. Those people clearly haven't seen <i>Your Name</i>, the Japanese anime about body-swapping teens, in which …

10 Dreadful Mistakes People Make When Having a Conversation

Conversation is an art, and most of what we need to do it right can be learned.<p>Conversing is like driving: We all want to think we're better at it than most people, but many of us fall prey to common mistakes and have room for improvement.<p>The good news is that it's absolutely possible to improve. …

Public Speaking

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

Personal Finance

The best board games for the kids, and parents, on your shopping list

Start ‘em young with these fantastic titles<p>The holiday shopping season is upon us, and that means the children in your life are about to be inundated with new toys. For parents, that means work. Time to clean out the toy bin and, in the dark of night, squirrel away the bottom few layers into a …

The Best Jobs for Your Personality Type

Everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and traits that lend to their success in different areas.<p>Personally, I love the analytical, data-driven …

Personality

The most replayable PC and computer games of all time. Discover the best FPS, RPG, simulation, and strategy gaming hits ever in our top 10 guide. | ROG - Republic of Gamers Global

Happily for computer gaming enthusiasts, there's no shortage of index-finger or thumb-numbing gaming hits specifically designed to keep the fun going …

I Am Setsuna is a wonderful throwback to the golden age of Japanese RPGs

The game puts you in the role of a mysterious mercenary who is given an unpleasant job: to find a young girl in a remote village, and kill her. Without giving away too much, that girl turns out to be the titular Setsuna, and instead of killing her, you end up accompanying her on a lengthy journey. …

Mashups

Don't flout our culture in garb of westernization

<i>A few months ago, a couple (read unfortunates) aged 12 and 13 became the youngest parents of Britain. In another incident a 10-year-old boy raped his</i> …

How To Work Hard Without Burning Out (infographic)

A while back I wrote about why I work hard. I mentioned that my mentor taught me to rest before I get tired.<p>Weirdly enough, resting can be a …

How to colour your manga art like a pro

The best manga art is colourful and expressive. In this Photoshop tutorial, I'll explain how I work with colour and form to make my manga art …

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

University of London

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

<i>This column is by Raad Ahmed, Founder & CEO at lawtrades</i><p>Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have …

Motivation

Sacred Mysteries: The meaning of the 'name’ of God

The meaning of the clause in the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed be thy name” is not self-evident. But I thought I knew what it meant, having said it quite a few times over the past few decades.<p>I had connected it with two things. One is that the name stands for the person named. God is more than a person, …

Using Pixelsquid to add 3D Star Wars (and other) objects to your images

I’m always looking for good stock images to use in my photoshop composites. I find them online, or use the awesome Texture Store. Or I make my own. …

Top 10 Indie Games With Best Storylines

It’s amazing what kind of stories get told when you don’t have to listen to market research.After Dozen Of Fan Request Join …

It’s Fine. Don’t Fight It. Six Steps to Programmer’s Zen.

Being a software dev is an exciting adventure and a great way of life.<b></b> <b>It’s not all moonlight and roses, though.</b>Numerous challenges await you down the …

Stand to Reason Blog

“The Bible is full of contradictions!” We hear it all the time from skeptics and atheists as if it’s common knowledge. But is it true?<p>I’ve devoted …

Looking To Integrate Blockchain Into Your Business? Here's How

Companies in financial services, healthcare, energy and other industries are sprinting to begin adopting blockchain — the technology behind Bitcoin that promises to improve efficiency in numerous processes, plus create new business opportunities. But many are doing so simply because of fear of …

Blockchain

10 Alleged Discoveries That Suggest Giants Existed

Stories of giants are littered throughout mythology and folklore. Almost every culture and society has tales of gigantic people who once roamed the …

The New Gamers’ Glossary: Words You Should Know

To help all you bold and brave novices first venturing into the canyons of tabletop gaming, we here at Geek & Sundry put together this lexicon to …

Catch up with the complete Dark Souls lore primer

<i>In the beginning, there were some boring dragons, and a few humanoids living underground. Fire appeared, the people took control of it, and a naked</i> …

How to Create Passive Income Using Your Expertise

Across the world, entrepreneurs are rushing online in an attempt to make money. It’s the new gold rush, and many are packing their bags and heading …

Dwarf Fortress' creator on how he's 42% towards simulating existence

On the first day of GDC 2016, the creator of Dwarf Fortress stood at the front of a packed audience and explained how to procedurally generate the …

Women Talk About What It's Like to Take a Grown Man's Virginity

The responsibility of being a straight guy's first time is real, and it's even more stressful when you don't realize you've deflowered him until he tells you right after.<p>The door was barricaded, and I was drunk. After some promising foreplay and a few singular thrusts, it was clear that would be …

8 top acrylic painting tips for artists

If you're working on your painting techniques and fancy trying your hand at acrylic painting, we've got everything you need here to get you started. …