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Deals: Mpow 4-Port USB Wall Charger at 26% off

Today’s featured deal is for those power hungry multi-tackers out there who need an all-in-one solution for their charging needs. If this sounds like you, we’ve got your solution at a great price. For a limited time you can purchase a Mpow 4-Port USB Wall Charger at 26% off! It’s a great deal that …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids Into Genuine Game Designers

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media games editor<p>When you look at your kids playing video games, you might worry they're wasting time and energy passively staring at a screen and pressing buttons. But what if their play time was actually a creative outlet that fostered their imaginations? More and …

Kids

Pay What You Want: Game Design Course Bundle

With the Pay What You Want bundles, you can get something incredible for as little as you want to pay while making the world a better place. And if …

Game Design

Game Design in the Classroom - Part 1 - What I learned

An early handmade version of my game What's It To Ya?<i>This is the first in a series. The second is about what others learned from making games. It can</i> …

Super Mario Bros. 3 Level Design Lessons, Part 1

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Waste Your Day Away With This Gold Mine Of Games Made Specifically For Designers

We love video games for designers and design lovers. Like this one. And this one. Or this one.<p>That’s why Games for Designers is like an early Christmas gift. It’s a treasure trove featuring games about fonts, kerning, Photoshop, color, bezier curves, logo design, and more.<p>Created by Geoffrey Dorne, …

Typography

How to make great levels in Nintendo's Mario Maker

1. Try structuring your level like a story<p>Many of the best Mario levels rely on narrative beats for structure. Start by drawing the player in with an …

Nintendo

BBC launches Doctor Who Game Maker to help teach principles of game design

The BBC has launched a new Doctor Who Game Maker tool, letting fans of the perennially popular show create and share their own games featuring the time-travelling doctor.<p>For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a British science fiction series first produced by the BBC in 1963, and has emerged as one of …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

The current table-gaming renaissance boasts some of the best designers in the world. Digital games can’t let these inventions slip them by<p>Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s …

Game Design

8 Ways to Wear a Crop Top to a Fancy Event

Crop tops and summer are a match made in sartorial heaven. Crop tops and chillier weather, on the other hand — now there is a slightly more difficult situation. While it’s a little bit trickier, rocking this ultra-popular style is definitely not impossible. Don’t believe us? Here are 8 …

Clothing

Using fewer brain 'tools' may speed learning - Futurity

Why can some people master a new skill quickly while others take longer? New research suggests that some cognitive "tools" can actually get in the …

Why Learning to Play an Instrument is Good for Your Brain

If you're looking for an exercise that's fun, interesting, and will work out your entire brain, grab an instrument and start playing.<p>Anita Collins at …

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.<p>Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette<p><b>First, start with these 5 books…</b><p>…

Mathematics

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain Kindle Edition

<b>The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came</b> …

10 Motorcycle Myths & Legends You Shouldn't Believe

We’ve all heard the tall stories about what will happen to you if you ride a motorcycle, the weird things you can do to make your bike faster or what …

The Art of Public Speaking

• <b>Author:</b> Dale Carnegie<p><i>The Art of Public Speaking</i> by Dale Carnegie is an essential guide to learning public speaking. Written by expert Dale Carnegie, <i>The Art of Public Speaking</i> is perfect for business leaders, students, or anyone looking to improve their ability to communicate.

How the World Sees You (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Sally Hogshead<p>Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself.<p>Hogshead rose to the top of the advertising profession in her early 20s, writing ads that fascinated millions of consumers. Over the course of her ad career, Sally won hundreds of awards for …

Atheism Scepticism and Philosophy

• <b>Author:</b> Edward St Amant<p>As a general empirical observation, it seems to me true that irrationalism and tyranny go hand in hand . . . anti-cleric and his religion slamming was most enjoyable . . . and there could be a worldwide constitution. It's no mere contrivance. It's a global accord of property, …

The Better Angels of Our Nature

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Pinker<p><b>“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read."<br>—Bill Gates (May, 2017)</b><p><b>Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year</b><p><b>The author of Enlightenment Now and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff</b> …

The Future of the Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p>Michio Kaku, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Physics of the Impossible</i> and <i>Physics of the Future</i> tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.<p><i>The Future of the Mind</i> brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science …

Why Evolution Is True

• <b>Author:</b> Jerry A. Coyne<p><b>"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins</b><p>In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet …

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Greene<p>A new edition of the New York Times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter.<br>Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the …

The Information

• <b>Author:</b> James Gleick<p>From the bestselling author of the acclaimed <i>Chaos</i> and <i>Genius</i> comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. <i></i><br>Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our …