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25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, …

5 simple ways to slow down aging

Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>"It's the over-shortening of telomeres that leads us to feel and see …

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‘Dreams’ is a game about making games, and it goes as deep as you want

Previous Next<p>1 of 4<p>Close<p>The most striking thing about Media Molecule‘s <i>Dreams</i> is just how much <i>stuff</i> it includes.<p>The <i>LittleBigPlanet</i> developer’s new …

12 Huge Upcoming Video Games Announced At Game Awards 2017

Game Awards 2017 was awesome! Yeah, I am surprised because Game Awards is often regarded as worst gaming show but this year they totally nailed it! …

8 crazy ways Japan is coping with its demographic time bomb

Burdened by a low fertility rate and widespread aging, Japan is losing its young people who can perform everyday jobs.<p>Economists call situations like these "demographic time bombs," since they create vicious cycles of economic downturn and population loss.<p>Japan's demographic time bomb has forced …

6 books on science Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

The goal was to learn more about the world and humanity's place in it, so he set about recommending books on culture, history, and science. Many of his recommendations spanned the entirety of human history, ranging from topics like the history of violence to evolution to artificial …

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Steam Summer Sale Day 4 Deals 2017: Five of the best games worth buying

The fourth day of Steam's summer sale is here, and there are some great titles just waiting for you to snag them up on the cheap. We've covered some …

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

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How your gut influences your mental health, with dr. Emeran Mayer

<b>Emeran Mayer:</b> The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last …

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Why 2016 will see the birth of a new generation of gaming

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Nvidia.</i><p>It’s taken streaming a remarkably short time to become our preferred way of consuming media. Netflix launched its video streaming service in 2007, while Spotify first went public in 2008, and since then streaming has been on the up and up, except in one …

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Steam's Winter Sale is hiding something, and the internet's on the case

Detectives are digging up clues for Valve's secret alternate reality game<p>When Valve launched its annual Steam Winter Sale just before Christmas, it secretly introduced something alongside it: an alternate reality game, which some customers-turned-amateur detectives are just now taking a crack …

Study Reveals Why People Feel Sexy When They Play Violent Video Games

And the correlation was strongest in female gamers.<p><i>This article was written by Michael Kasumovic and Tom Denson from UNSW Australia, and was</i> …

Jason Schreier's Top 10 Games Of 2015

It is time again to go through my favorite games of the year. I promise they’re not all JRPGs.<p>2015 was a great year for video games by all accounts, …

Nintendo’s make-or-break year

Nintendo’s make-or-break year Nintendo Nintendo have had a rough 12 months – can they turn things around in 2016? By Ben Sillis on 1 January 2016

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world, before Columbus set sail.<p>But once you're there, there's no need for …

7 of the Rarest Nintendo Treasures Ever Made

The ultimate Nintendo collectibles.<p>Video game history enthusiast Steven Lin recently swung by IGN with an amazing bag of wonder containing his most …

Treasure Your 3DS Game Saves Forever With This Handy Accessory

I'd buy it<p>So...How long before I should expect my Pokemon X version to crap out on me? I completed the pokedex and bred a bunch of flawless pokemon …

Watch Dogs is the UK's Biggest New Franchise Launch Ever

While Mario Kart 8 causes Wii U sales to boom 666 percent.<p>Watch Dogs has enjoyed the biggest launch week of any new franchise in the UK ever, beating …

Why Does “Just Add Gameplay” Endure?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a consultant, game designer and creator of leading game design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>I could hear the sound of academics rolling their eyes from three states away. …

Limiting the Number of Steam Releases Would Be "Insane," Says Rust Dev

As the number of games released through Steam has continued to soar, some have suggested that Valve should act as a curator to cut down on that number. Garry Newman, the developer of Garry's Mod and Rust, thinks that notion is "insane"--and he believes the huge influx of games is actually a "good …

21 Reasons To Quit Your Job And Become A Teacher

In a recent article about happiness at work, Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter suggests that the happiest among us are those who are solving the toughest problems and "making a difference" in people's lives. If contributing to the betterment of the world is indeed among the keys to happiness, …

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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

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'Terminator'-style cube robots swarm and self-assemble

If you look down and see a series of colorful cubes crawling toward you, don't panic. It's not Tetris come to real life, but rather the creation of robotics researchers at MIT. The M-Blocks robots are cube-shaped modular bots with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they can move, crawl over …

ION Glasses Are The Unobtrusive Notifications System You Wear On Your Face

Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built-in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button controller.<p>What do they do? Well the LED lights up to notify you of new messages – you can set different …