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The fear and insecurity behind Putin’s bizarre new workout video

On Sunday, the Kremlin released a strange, awkward video of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. The …

Russia

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?

These examples are drawn from two new books — How to Raise an Adult by Julie …

Kids

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s with highly trained ears, stood before the stacks of speakers and giant movie screen in his office, fussing quietly. Lievsay is one of the preeminent sound designers working in film today, and whatever he does – whether it’s fussing or making …

Film (UK)

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there’s no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.

Jerry Coyne, evolutionary biologist and author of Faith vs Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible:

“The way I find meaning is the way that most people find …

Atheism

The New Rules of Oyster Eating

A decade ago, I wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the …

Food

Andrei Kirilenko Was The Weirdest Motherfucker Alive

Yesterday, Andrei Kirilenko announced his retirement from basketball. He’d spent the last few months playing in Russia, after being traded to …

World of Warcraft

The Brand Colour Swap: What's in a colour?

London, UK: It started as an exercise: How would brands be perceived by us if they had a different colour scheme? Could we get used to them with time

Branding

Roommate's Work Schedule Remains Complete And Total Mystery

BOSTON—Though Tom Alford has been living with him for more than three months, Kyle Fisher, 26, told reporters Sunday that his roommate's work …

My Complicated Relationship With White Privilege

Our Facebook status will never be straightforward.

This is a topic I’ve only rarely, if ever, publicly discussed, and certainly not in any great …

White Privilege

The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World

The tech-industry veteran Linda Stone on how to pay attention

A longtime tech executive, Linda Stone worked on emerging technologies at Apple and then Microsoft Research in the 1980s and ’90s. Fifteen years ago, she coined the term continuous partial attention to describe the modern predicament of

Kids

Unforgettable Hubble Space Telescope Photos

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA released the new image below. We asked astronomers and others involved in the telescope's groundbreaking and occasionally rocky story to tell us about their favorite photos taken over the years.

Space Science

Inventor Portrait: Alan Adler (AeroPress; Aerobie)

Coffee

Trumpus Maximus Goes to Mobile

In a half-full stadium well off the beaten political path, a new kind of American leader exhorts his happy, angry army.

Donald Trump

News: New SeaWorld Show Just Elephant Drowning In Large Tank Of Water With No Explanation

ORLANDO, FL—Noting that the show had simply appeared on the park’s schedule last week without an announcement or fanfare of any kind, visitors to …

Ways to Stay Sane in Baseball

I’ve quit baseball a couple of times now, and I’ve come close on a number of other occasions, but the first time I left was in 2010. At the time, I was playing for the Sacramento Rivercats, who were then the AAA affiliate for the Oakland Athletics. The A’s claimed a player off waivers and sent him …

Baseball

The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech

54 days until SMW September 14-18 Conference in London, Miami, Rotterdam, and São Paulo. Learn more here.

We’re an enigma, those of us born at the tail …

Oregon Trail

What Part of “No, Totally” Don’t You Understand?

Not long ago, I walked into a friend’s kitchen and found her opening one of those evil, impossible-to-breach plastic blister packages with a can opener. This worked, and struck me as brilliant, but I mention it only to illustrate a characteristic that I admire in our species: given almost any …

Lena Dunham

Hugo Bille's Blog - The Invisible Hand of Super Metroid

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

Metroid

Against Free-Range Parenting

In Defense Of Overprotective Parents

On the subject of free-range parenting, one father disagrees with the Gay Uncle: it's best to keep our kids safe and supervised.

The first time you hear about the Meitivs, the “free-range” parents in Maryland, they sound like gods of common sense. They do …

Kids

Before Radios, Pilots Navigated by Giant Concrete Arrows

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

06 Jul 2015

Hunstville , Alabama

06 Jul 2015

Ventnor, Australia

03 Jul 2015

London, United Kingdom

03 Jul 2015

Close your eyes and …

Air Travel

Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards

I was going to skip my daily swim the other morning. I had already walked three miles with a friend and taken my dog to the park for his exercise. I was really tired, my back was sore, I had a column to write and lots to do around the house.

But I knew from past experience that I would feel much …

Exercise

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy II for the Super NES is one of my all-time favorite games. I remember often wondering what the Japanese version of the game was like – …

Final Fantasy

How Video Games Changed Popular Music

There was a time when video games, much like the tiny computers that powered them, seemed like a passing fad. In the late seventies, millions of young people flocked to arcades for all the flashing colors and fantastical worlds, for unprecedented feelings of authorship and control. To skeptics, …

Atari

Camping Trip 1986

A few years back, in a cabinet at my parents’ house, I found an old VHS tape labeled “Camping Trip 1986.”

The footage was grainy and saturated only …

Outdoors

Too Many Tubas

The odds are stacked against these noble brass blowers. A dirty little secret of the orchestral world is that there are far too many tubists.

Middle School

Most parenting advice is worthless. So here's some parenting advice.

I am the father of two boys, Griffin (11) and Huck (9). They are awesome: bright, curious, funny, and kindhearted.Like any parent, I would love to …

Parenting

How The Skimm’s passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1.5 million subscribers

To hear Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin tell it, when they launched their email newsletter The Skimm three years ago, they had no plan for creating an engaged community around it.

“As first-time founders we thought of a lot of things, the one thing we didn’t think about was how to build a …

Journalism

News in Brief: Jeff Bezos Assures Amazon Employees That HR Working 100 Hours A Week To Address Their Complaints

SEATTLE—In response to accusations of an abusive workplace environment, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos assured employees Tuesday that the company’s human …

Amazon

The Latest Snapchat Update, Explained

MULTIMEDIA

Snapchat released its newest update for Android and iPhone. Here’s a review of the new features. Find us on Snapchat, username: thenytimes

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Snapchat

Don't Miss: What game makers can learn from Magic: The Gathering

In this classic feature, Will Luton deconstructs the original collectible card game, Magic the Gathering, and the important lessons it holds for …

Game Design