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Japan-Exclusive Satellaview Zelda Game Gets Translated And Dubbed Into English

Yes, we said dubbed

Burning Man’s rabid brand of loyalty is changing the events business

Every year without fail, certain dusty, LED-lit corners of the Internet are whipped into a frenzy over a shared conundrum: the shortage of Burning Man tickets.<p>As with most limited-capacity events, scalpers are eager to corner the market. And with Burning Man kicking off at the end of this month, …

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Breathtaking Journey to Everest and Beyond

Adventure<p>Adventure<p>Starting from Kathmandu at 4,600 feet, the crew from Teton Gravity Research traveled by helicopter to 24,000 feet on supplemental oxygen to capture the majestic Himalaya in this captivating short film. Shot with the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera setup, Mount Everest, Ama …

Climbing

Advice from a Serial Life Reinventor

Most of us have some crazy dream living inside of us — start a company, write a book, move to Bali. Any of the above. All of the above. Maybe your dream is so crazy you haven’t told anyone about it. Or maybe it’s the thing you talk about every time you’ve had a bad day at the office. But what would …

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

• <i>Furious 7,</i> opens April 3. The addition of Jason Statham to this franchise hinted at in the final moments of <i>Fast & Furious 6</i> slaps a jetpack onto the …

‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on Don Draper Vs. Tony Soprano and No Spin-Offs

Matthew Weiner is reciting a theory he’s heard—one that, unlike many of the wild would-be complots linked to his TV series <i>Mad Men</i>, he feels holds …

TV

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Move over, cooking shows. In Korea, the big food fad is eating shows, or <i>mukbang</i>. Korean viewers are so glued to watching strangers binge eating that the live-streamers consuming calories in front of webcams are becoming minor celebrities in Korean culture.<p>Rachel Ahn, who goes by "Aebong-ee" on her …

All aboard San Francisco's startup bus craze

'Introverts in the front, extroverts in the back.'<p>Late Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the back of a Leap bus with CEO Kyle Kirchhoff when the bus manager, a young blond guy named Richard, approached, holding his smartphone like a menu. Kirchhoff had just shown me how riders can use the Leap app …

5 Common Morning Routine Mistakes

For many of us, the morning doesn’t seem like it’s anything important. The time between your initial wakeup and your arrival to the office is usually …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

Technology startups collect billions of dollars and sit on the sidelines

Niklas Östberg's startup has raised so many rounds of funding that he has almost lost track.<p>"I think officially we're probably on Series, oh, did we …

Venture Capital

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports. And he only needed two words to do it.<p>Sometimes in life, less is more.<p>NBA agent David Falk …

Absinthe Is Back: The Green Fairy Returns

It’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I am trying to get a good louche going, the cloudy effect that occurs when cold water is slowly added to absinthe …

Absinthe

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Inside the Mad, Mad World of TripAdvisor

The Koryo Hotel does pretty well on TripAdvisor, all things considered. The Internet never—and I mean never—works. The towels are “thin,” the sheet thread count low, and the milk powdered. Watch out for the “giant mutant cockroach snake hybrid“ in the shower. Guests even have to pay for the …

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Video Games Are Better Without Characters

The real legacy of SimCity is its attempt—and failure—to make complex systems the protagonists instead of people.<p>In the mid-1980s, the easiest way to check out the latest computer games was to go to a bookstore in the mall. Past the John Grisham and the bargain history books in the B. Dalton …

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

Why Did Everyone Stop Taking Real Lunch Breaks?

Coming to terms with the harsh reality of lunch-al-desko.<p>Depending on the day's temporary lunch invasion, I either slide my keyboard a few inches forward or a few to the right—far enough to make room for food, but close enough to still answer emails. On sushi days, I slip a brown napkin under the …