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Coming to terms with my game backlog

I used to be scared of the RPG genre. Growing up, I played plenty of video games like any other kid, but I stuck to stuff I could pick up and put down. <i>Mario</i>, <i>GoldenEye</i>, <i>Doom</i>. I lacked the dedication, the loyalty and the skill to tackle an intimidating dozens-of-hours role-playing adventure. And yet I …

6 free online classes you should consider before going to business school

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.<p>It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world …

There's an economic explanation for why Beats headphones are so popular

Critics of free markets often cite technology markets as examples of "market failure" in which one product's head start, combined with network effects and switching costs, leads consumers to choose "inferior" technologies (QWERTY over Dvorak, VHS over Beta, Windows over Linux, internal-combustion …

Headphones

Everything you need to know to deal with the stock market collapse is on this index card

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>, Reporter<p>Stock prices have declined about 9 percent this year, and it's only January. The good news is that everything the typical saver needs to know to safely navigate the tumult in the global financial sector fits on the four-by-six index card shown above.<p>At a time like this, …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as new languages like Apple Swift start to make a splash.<p>Here …

Programming Languages

When Algorithms Give Orders: The Ethics Of Fulfilling Our Desires Vs Saving Us From Ourselves

As the capabilities of artificial intelligence have advanced exponentially over the last several years, a growing chorus of voices has warned of the dangers as AI begins to make more and more decisions on our behalf. Many of the concerns cited, such as intelligent killer robots, are still at least …

This electric bike could change the way we commute in cities

There's nothing like that feeling of whizzing by on a bike during rush-hour standstill.<p>Dutch company Biomega recently designed an electric bike with a sleek design that could finally convince more people to ditch cars and adopt bikes. It's not just functional. Like a Mercedes or BMW, it speaks to …

Electric Bikes

Coding bootcamps are making computer science degrees obsolete

Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace traditional college computer science degrees. For example, Aaron Skonnard, the CEO of Pluralsight, argues in Edtech's Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree that college degrees …

Online Education

This is how startups make money

Going the startup way is riskier but more straightforward than working a job. Here there’s no boss to decide what happens to you. You’re the boss. …

How 15 highly successful people stay in shape

Numerous studies have found exercise to be one of the most important habits you can develop to transform your life. Working out can make you healthier, happier, and better able to sleep; it can boost your memory, concentration, and mental sharpness; and you don't need to spend a lot of time doing …

Success

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

How to Build a Brand People Can’t Resist & 12 Other Articles You Missed This Week

Dave Kerpen shares his favorite articles from this week.<p>This week Tom Foster published an article that explores the strategies and stories behind some of the country's most successful startup companies. In the piece, Foster includes several in-depth interviews that highlight how these businesses …

Breaking the Law—and Blaming the Supreme Court

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner refuses to collect “fair share” fees from public employees because he expects them to be found unconstitutional.<p>Executive overreach, now as always, is in the eye of the beholder.<p>George Will, for example, has railed against “institutional vandalism of Barack Obama’s …

Bruce Rauner

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding Recipe Is The Best Way To Do Dessert

Stop everything you're doing right now and go buy yourself some avocados, bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder. Then, go straight home to make yourself what is quite possibly the greatest pudding you'll ever taste. Minimalist Baker's vegan-friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding recipe, …

Elixir - The next big language for the web

In this article I will explain why I think the Elixir language will make a big impact in the world of web development.<p>From obscurity to the default …

Costa Rica hasn't used any fossil fuel in over two months

It's been 75 days since Costa Rica's power grid last had a sip of petroleum. Thanks to heavy rainfall at the start of the year, the Central American nation has been able to provide 100 percent of its energy needs via renewable resources. This certainly represents a major milestone in green energy …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.<p>It's the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

The End of the Big Mac

The burger's demise won’t be marked by a declaration in a quarterly report, but by a collective appreciation for the comfort it offered America.<p>If you like to lunch on two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, you’d better act fast: McDonald’s has …

McDonald's

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has been discovered to contain the entire mummified body of a monk, folded into the same position.<p>The Buddha, exhibited at the Drents Museum in …

17 DIY Kitchen Tips That Will Forever Change Your Favorite Room

The kitchen is hands-down our favorite room in the house... and not just because of food prep. The kitchen is a place where form meets function, and if things are streamlined, every task flows as smoothly as melted butter into a bowl.<p>Thank <i>goodness</i> for DIY tips that totally change the kitchen game. …

Ice Cream

One-star restaurant reviews show signs of trauma, linguists say

Online reviews of bad dining experiences show same linguistic traits as trauma victims, says US professor<p>A bad meal out might ruin your night, but the ordeal could leave you traumatised too, according to linguists who analysed hundreds of thousands of online reviews.<p>Diners who left one-star reviews …

22 Things You've Definitely Eaten If You Grew Up in New England

By: Adam Lapetina<p>New Englanders -- an assuredly hardy people, to have endured so much -- complain about a lot of things: the traffic, the weather, how the weather affects the traffic, and <i>Fever Pitch</i>. But one thing you'll never hear them gripe about is the food. Growing up in the land of Dunkin' …