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Ousted Catalan leader appears to backpedal on independence bid

The deposed Catalonian president has said that “a solution other than independence is possible”, in an apparent climbdown from his hard line on separatism for the region.<p>Carles Puigdemont, who was ousted after leading an illegal independence referendum last month, told Belgian newspaper Le Soir he …

Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.<p>It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured …

Donald Trump

Four men developed a tool to keep track of Trump's every move

As Donald Trump embarks on his journey to "Make America Great Again," the world is waiting to see if he follows through on the <i>many</i> promises he made …

Debate fact-check: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's claims reviewed

<b>Donald Trump’s claims</b><p><b>“We will have a second amendment that is a very small replica of what it is now” in a Clinton administration</b><p>Trump is being reductive: Clinton has never called for abolishing the second amendment, the right to bear arms, though she does support gun control measures such as an …

We showed Battlefield 1 to a World War I historian

In Battlefield 1’s alpha we’ve already run along the top of a blimp and leapt off to parachute into the battle below. We’ve mowed down our enemies …

20 of The Best Low-Carb Diet Foods

When you think of eating a low-carb diet, a lot of meat comes to mind. But, there’s actually a plethora of foods (even dessert) you can chow down on …

Nutrition

5 More Great Games for Tabletop Beginners

Last month, we gave you some great suggestions of games suitable for winning your non-gamer friends over to the side of light… er… gaming. In case …

Board Games

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is …

Breakfast

'Archer' reviews every James Bond film

<b>[Read Archer’s 24 Bond movie reviews below]</b> We asked FX’s superspy Sterling Archer to take a break from saving the world and nuking his liver to work …

How Is Your Basic Science Literacy?

At one university where I’ve taught, we gave nonscience majors in a general science course this quick assessment on the first and last days of class to evaluate their incoming and outgoing basic science literacy. Obviously, some of these questions also reflect expected cultural deflections of …

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

Star Wars

Dear Bernie Sanders: Socialism Is Unworkable

<b>Intro</b><br>Three of the better-known economic theories of social organization are capitalism, socialism, and communism. Among the three, socialism and capitalism are the most common systems with capitalism offering the greatest potential for prosperity. This is not to suggest that capitalism is without …

Colonial church emerges from falling Mexican reservoir

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in …

Mexico

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Here Are the Top 100 Countries, Ranked in Terms of Game Revenue

A new report ranking the top 100 countries in the world based on video game revenue has been released, and it's China, not the United States, that's come out on top.<p>The new list comes from research group Newzoo and accounts for revenue estimates in 2015, but doesn't include things like hardware …

15 Retro Cartoons That Literally Nobody Remembers

1. Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys (1996)<p>The Internet is rife with failed <b>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</b> clones. Yet while we chuckle about <i>Street</i> …

Monkeys

The World's Four Worst Economies

Most economies around the world continue to slow. This is important because the economic strength or weakness in a region impacts the job market, the availability of credit, the price of consumer goods and services, wages, and a host of other items.<p>When an economy weakens, suffering tends to …

Why Can't 'Avengers: Infinity War' Cost $1 Billion?

For the record, I do not think that <i>Avengers: Infinity War part I</i> and <i>Avengers: Infinity War part II</i> will end up costing a combined $1 billion. The salacious rumor, first reported over at <i>Bleeding Cool</i> the other day, states that the two-part “end of Phase 3” extravaganza is allegedly shaping up to be …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

Ahmed Mohamed is tired, excited to meet Obama – and wants his clock back

This week, the teenage inventor gained global attention after being arrested for bringing a clock he made to his high school in Irving, Texas<p>Above all else, Ahmed Mohamed wants some sleep.<p>Early Thursday afternoon, when he would be in school if he weren’t suspended, he curled his 14-year-old frame …

Trucks

'Metal Gear Solid 5' And 'The Witcher 3:' What's Happening With Video Games?

It was hard to not be a little cynical about AAA games in 2014. We saw broken releases, lackluster sequels, and halfhearted sequels. Even the relative successes were mostly fine: game of the year mostly went to <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>, a solid, but ultimately unremarkable RPG. <i>Far Cry 4</i> was a fine …

Metal Gear

ESPN Finally Starting To Realize It Can Be 'The ESPN Of eSports'

What’s possibly the hottest single job listing in the gaming community world at this moment? That would be a just-listed opening at ESPN, which at long last, is searching for an eSports editor.<p>After years of flirting with the concept of eSports, it seems ESPN is finally poised to significantly step …

Being a New Mom In Denmark Vs. The United States: Personal Experiences

<i>See also: Personal Experiences: Raising Kids in Denmark Vs. The United States</i><p>Yesterday I wrote about the differences between the pregnancy and birth experiences of my friend Erica, a married American mom who has lived in Copenhagen for 9 years, and my own, a mom of two living in New York City. …

Do These 7 Things Before You Hire A PR Agency

Yes, you are hearing this message from me, the owner of a PR agency. You see, not everyone needs an agency. Or perhaps more accurately, not everyone is ready to use an agency well. This week I talked with Bill Walsh, CEO and Founder of Powerteam International (he also runs the Rainmaker Summit …

Public Relations

The Market Downturn: What Our Planners Are Doing

Unless you have been hiding in a cave somewhere or have managed to tune out financial media reports in the past few weeks, you probably are aware of the recent stock market downturn. As an unbiased provider of financial wellness services, Financial Finesse has a pretty unique perspective during …

'Gravity Falls' Is The Best Show On Television

<i>Gravity Falls</i> is the best thing on TV at the moment.<p>I don’t care how old you are, if you’re not watching <i>Gravity Falls</i> you’re missing out on some of the cleverest, most enjoyable television you can find.<p>Disney has been on a roll on the big-screen, both with its animated blockbusters like <i>Frozen</i> and …

Xi just changed the rules of the game in China — and that makes things scarier for everyone

There was a time when loyalty to the party, and loyalty to President Xi Jinping, meant the government left you alone.<p>But there is now a crisis on, and even those who thought they might be safe from the president's ongoing crackdown on corruption need to watch their backs.<p>Someone has to take the …

This is either Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, or a really weird poster for Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender is an actor. A very good actor. The first time you saw him was probably in Quentin Tarantino's <i>Inglorious Basterds</i>. Or maybe <i>X-Men: First Class</i>, when he played Young Magneto. And if you're like me, you've watched as he's gone on to show up in pretty much everything. <i>Shame</i> …

Saudi suffragettes: Women register to vote for the first time in Saudi Arabia

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, women can begin registering to vote this week.<p>According to local media, women will be able to vote and run in elections held in December of this year, marking a step forward for proponents of women's rights in a country that has received …