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Best mobile games of June 2013

Jane McGonigal on the good and bad of video game escapism

Game designer Jane McGonigal began her GDC talk this year with a quote from author Jack Finney: "It seems too bad — this universal craving to escape what could be a rich, productive, happy world." Finney was writing about the ‘40s, but McGonigal said the trends he was talking about are magnified in …

Day 27: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

<b>Daily Inspiration: Day 27 of 31 Days</b><p><i>"Happiness is a risk. If you're not a little scared, then you're not doing it right." -- Sarah Addison Allen</i><p>When you suffer a setback or disappointment it's easy to shrink and hide, to pull your head back behind the parapet and slowly disengage from life. Often …

4 Keys to Developing and Maintaining Friendships

As the old saying goes, you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose. That is, unless you've developed some really close friendship!<p>We need friendships in our lives to supplement our existing romantic, marital or family relationships. Yet most adult …

What Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Word in the English Language?

I'll spare you the tease. That word is "no"!<p>The ability to be assertive and say "no" is a communication skill we all learn at a very young age. If you're a parent, you know better than anyone that once this word enters a child's vocabulary it's used very often. However, as an adult, "no" is often …

14 TV Commercials Made By Famous Movie Directors

It takes a long time for movies to be written, produced, shot, and edited for audiences—that's why, on average, a director releases a movie every two …

7 of the World’s Oldest Foods Discovered by Archeologists

Food rots fast. Therefore it is cause for great history-nerd celebration when archeologists dig up food preserved centuries past its expiration date. …

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'BioShock: Infinite' Review (part 1)

I soar across the floating city of Columbia in what feels like a gleeful rollercoaster ride, using the skylines that link the collection of buildings together. Below me is a gorgeous neoclassical world peopled with smiling citizens, making it seem as I’m flying over Disneyworld’s Main Street U.S.A. …