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Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Concha: Latest Suspension Shows Bill Simmons, ESPN Need a Divorce

ESPN is the most successful network in the history of broadcasting. More than CBS. More than NBC. More than ABC.<p>What? A cable network worth more than …

19 Famous Thomas Jefferson 'Quotes' That He Actually Never Said At All

While we're on the subject of writings that are frequently decontextualized in order to suit partisan opportunistic gains, many of the "quotes" frequently attributed to Thomas Jefferson — a guy who had a hand in the Constitution — are total nonsense.<p>Luckily, the good people at Monticello have pored …

Going Back To (Online) School | About Verizon

Invest in the right technology. Students and educators agree that most of the major technical issues encountered in online learning come from not having the proper devices and Internet connection. The Washington Post recommends avoiding technical problems by using a machine manufactured within the …

​What's Wrong With Survival Television

What's wrong with learning to start a fire with sticks or drinking your urine in an emergency? Stuff like that makes great TV, but piss poor survival …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Three

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>This is the third in a three-part series of posts about the …

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About the Course<p>Understanding Video Games is an 11-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of analytical theory pertaining to video game …

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Films that help parents bring science home to their children

My parents didn't teach me anything about science. There were no doctors or engineers in my family, I never visited a science museum, looked through a telescope or played with dinosaur toys. I didn't have any of those cultural experiences that many self-confessed geeks say contributed to their love …

Strange Seattle: An Offbeat Road Trip Through the Emerald City

There's a few things that everyone needs to see when they visit Seattle for the first time: the incredible selections at the famous Pike Place Market, the astounding views afforded by the Space Needle, and the relaxing tranquility of Gas Works Park. However, Seattle is home to some wonderfully …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …

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25 fantastic free Android games

Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis!<p>There are hundreds of fantastic games …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

5 video games for people who don’t play video games

If you’re curious about gaming but not sure where to start, check out these beautiful, nontraditional games<p>Video games have always had their own language. They follow certain implied rules and structures that can make deciphering even the most basic mechanics (movement, objectives, camera control) …

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored

If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can put a name to the faceless entities observing your every move. Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a …

Wolf Children – review

Any shortlist of candidates to inherit the mantle of Miyazaki must surely now include Mamoru Hosoda, after his touching coming-of-age story about a mother moving to the countryside to raise her two werewolf kids. It's a fairytale in a real-life setting, photorealistically drawn in shifting light …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Here's What It's Like To Be Inside A Pixar Story Meeting

Pixar's animated films are known for being box-office hits.<p>They range from "Finding Nemo," "Up," and most recently "Monsters University."<p>Ever wonder how one of their coveted movies comes to life?<p>Vulture posted an exclusive look inside one of the crew's story meetings with legendary Pixar director …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Massive chart compares more than 200 sci-fi spaceships

How does the Serenity stack up against a Bothan assault cruise? Or a Turian corvette against a D'Kora-class marauder?<p>These questions -- and more! -- can be answered by spending some quality time with a piece created by sci-fi fan and DeviantArtist Dirk Loechel. His science-fiction-spaceships …

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creating and improvising stories for children.

<b>Creating and Improvising Stories for Children</b><p>There are lots of easy ways to improvise and create stories for children. This is something that most of …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

Space Sites- Top Ten

Space was once thought to be exactly that – an empty void, but thanks to science we now know that Space consists of a hard vacuum with particles, …

Google makes QuickOffice free, gives away 10 GB in Drive storage

In an aggressive move to compete with Microsoft, Google today made document editing software QuickOffice free for iOS and Android. The professional version of the software, which previously cost $19.99, allows users to edit Microsoft Office documents on their mobile devices.<p>Google bought …