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Dorm Room Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Send college kids back to campus with stylish (and affordable!) stuff.<p>Send college kids back to campus with stylish (and affordable!) stuff.

Sorry, but the Internet doesn’t change who you really are — it reveals who you really are

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The more connected we get, the more we seem to hunger for disconnection. The more devices and services we use, the more we …

Relationships

With significant price cuts, Surface RT is a much better value at $350

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Microsoft’s(s msft) Surface RT computers will be $150 less expensive to own in the very near future. Sources tell The Verge …

In Kuwait, Instagram Accounts Are Big Business

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Jason Kottke dug up a few examples of "Kuwait's booming Instagram economy" and they're a fascinating …

The Cyclical Nature of History | The Art of Manliness

As is the generation of leaves, so to of men:<br>At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground<br>but then the flourishing woods<br>Gives birth, and the …

Demographics

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Design

Microsoft’s Xbox One policy reversal is bad for gaming

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Forcing Microsoft to reverse some of its key plans for the Xbox One console maintains the status quo for the gaming industry — one that needed to grow and …

The McLaughlin Group Taught Me More About Human Interaction Than Any Other Show

R.I.P. John McLaughlin.<p><i>John McLaughlin has passed away at the age of 89. Here, reprinted in full, is Chuck Klosterman's excellent 2008 essay on McLaughlin's namesake show.</i><p><i>The McLaughlin Group</i> has been on television for twenty-six years. I began watching it in 1986. I can't think of any program that …

Lawrence O'Donnell

Halo No Longer A Trilogy, Now A 'Saga'

Last week, before Microsoft pulled a 180 on their DRM and internet policies, I remarked that because the Xbox One was in a rather rough spot, it was going to have to rely on Halo as a system seller now more than ever.<p>The playing field has been leveled a bit since then with the death of …

365 Reasons to Party Every Day

<i>In 1949, we printed Esquire's Handbook for Hosts, a guide to eating, drinking, and being merry with friends in your own home. Here, because being a good host is just as important today, we present an except. Read, learn, enjoy.</i><p>There's an excuse to throw a party for every day of the year, and every …

Lafayette

Unique Watch Concept by Shea Draney

This watch concept was designed by Shea Draney as part of his exercise to model in Rhino and render using Keyshot. The result is pretty cool watch, …

Behance

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Double Exposure Portraits

The Bulgarian photographer Aneta Ivanova suggests a delicate softness in its clichés using the technique of double exposure. Female bodies and …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Slick PlayStation 4 video shows off new interface, video sharing, and more

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 video game console won over gamers at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week when the company announced a price and its stance on used games. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about the system.<p>Thankfully, a new video from Sony shows a bit more about …

What an Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like from Above and Below

On November 5, 1951, a 31 kiloton atomic bomb was dropped in the Nevada Test Site from a B-45 Tornado bomber. A camera in the air was documenting the …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

1. Do intervals and high-intensity training (HIIT)<p>You’ve heard about their benefits—and for good reason. If you’re looking for a surefire way to burn …

Fitness

Get that: the abdominal V

Scoring even the slightest visible abs through an intense workout routine and finely tuned diet is no easy feat for anyone who isn't genetically …

Health

Get It On in the Great Outdoors!

Now that the weather’s getting hotter, your sex life should do the same. So try taking things beyond the bedroom and into the great outdoors for a …

53 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts

Twitter is chock-full of health information, but it’s hard to know which tweets offer the best nutrition and fitness advice. Look no further than …

The PlayRoom for PS4 unlocks the fun and future of the DualShock 4

After playing with Sony's <i>The PlayRoom</i> at E3, what is essentially a collection of slick tech demos and mini-games, I wish the PlayStation 4 had included the PlayStation Camera in the box. The camera, when paired with the DualShock 4's lightbar and the gamepad's motion sensing tech, is capable of …

Final Fantasy XV -- E3 2013 Announcement Trailer

State of Decay Review - Dead Cert? (Xbox Live Arcade)

<i>The first time I died, it didn’t seem like such a big deal.</i><p><i>Admittedly, this was not the traditional first death in a zombie game. I was expecting to be borne down by a crowd of shamblers. That good, cathartic, nowhere-left-to-run death that respawns you, equipment gone, in the janitor’s office, or</i> …

Why Xbox One And PS4 Have Me Worried For The Future Of Games

Electronic Arts showed off Battlefield 4, its new military shooter for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, at E3 earlier this week. Sitting in a theater drowning in bass, it was nothing short of staggering. There were dozens of soldiers, vehicles, artillery strikes and explosions. A soldier shot out a support …

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …

From Superman saga to real-life science: It's not an impossible leap - Cosmic Log

An alien, raised in secret on Earth, must decide how to use his superhuman powers.<p>No one expects the Superman saga to serve as a scientific treatise — but the back story for "Man of Steel," the latest reboot of the 75-year-old tale, does play off some of the latest discoveries on the final …

Electric shock makes others look more attractive - Futurity

CALTECH (US) — People judged faces as more attractive after their brains were stimulated with …

Science

Cats Have 'Timeshares,' Kitty Cams Reveal

Findings form one new research project tracked 50 cats in a village outside London<p>Wish I could do the same with my cat! The BBC and the Royal Veterinary College recently hung GPS trackers and small cameras onto the collars of 50 pet cats in a village outside of London. Their results form one of the …