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Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

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What 200 Calories of Every Christmas Food Looks Like

Brought to you by Krampus<p>We at <i>The Atlantic</i> Health are officially opposed to holiday-calorie austerity. It's one day a year! Okay, maybe two, if you count Thanksgiving. Or okay, maybe eight nights, if you're Jewish. What we're saying is: It's a relatively small percentage of the year spent …

How to Make Eggnog

Nothing says "holiday spirit" like a glass of eggnog! It tastes like Christmas, and when you combine just a few simple ingredients, you have a treat …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

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Bacon Spice Latte is the Wave of the Future

Pumpkin spice latte? Please. That’s so 2014. We’re already onto next year’s trend with the Bacon Spice Latte. Thanks to <b>BaconToday</b>, we have a recipe …

How to make the perfect eggnog

Is Christmas not Christmas without eggnog, or do you prefer mulled wine – or another festive tipple entirely? Which spirits and spices do you use, and does anyone serve eggnog warm?<p>Victory is mine – after five years of begging, this Christmas I’ve finally been let loose on the eggnog by my doubting …

How to Pick a Lock | The Art of Manliness

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending the ITS Tactical Muster, during which I learned several awesome manly skills. My favorite tutorial …

11 Amazing, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Hacks

Now, stop stressing. This article originally appeared on redbook.com<p>We know what you're thinking. Hacks? For Thanksgiving?<p><i>YouTube</i><p>Well, they're out there, and we've found them to help celebrate this joyous holiday. From food prep to handing out leftovers while<p>kicking the extended family out the …

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17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

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PS4 And Xbox One Need A Serious Digital Downloading Overhaul

A few years ago, it seemed like a very real possibility that Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One would indeed do what most gamers feared, and ditch physical discs for purely digital download-based consoles.<p>Sony famously pulled back from the brink first, announcing that the PS4 would continue to use …

Codecademy aims to take future tech workers from "0 to employed" in 3 months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom

Games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when I first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. As of fall 2013, 74% of K-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at least weekly, 9% daily. The games they are using are …

How to Make Spider Eggs

A cute use of eggs suitable for Halloween or a fun themed party, these spidery eggs will have the diners giggling. And if your kids are fussy about …

How to Bald Gracefully: Tips and Hairstyles for Balding Men | The Art of Manliness

You’re noticing more hair in your sink and in your shower. But for awhile you ignore it. Then one day you’re staring at your ugly mug in the mirror, …

How to Read and Write Roman Numerals | The Art of Manliness

Despite the fall of the Roman Empire millennia ago and despite the ubiquitous, worldwide use of Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.), Roman numerals still …

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

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How the World’s Armies Feed their Soldiers in the Field

In a fascinating photo series for the Guardian, photographer Sarah Lee took photos of army ration packs around the world. The differences between the …

Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …

The Best Way to Eat Peaches (Besides Over the Kitchen Sink)

Peaches are perfect right now, so put that bushel to use with a light, biscuity shortcake, effortlessly elegant toasts, and more<p>The most sensible way to eat the first peaches of summer is leaning over the kitchen sink or sitting outside on the grass. When the sweet, sticky juice runs down your chin …

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4 No-Bake Birthday Cakes for Hot Summer Days

There's no need to turn the oven on to make these couldn't-be-simpler birthday cakes.<p>Too hot to bake? No problem. Whip up one of these no-bake wonders for birthday boys and girls of all ages. Just don't forget the candles.<p><b>Mud Pie</b> Fill a pre-baked cookie or graham cracker crust with about 2 pints of …

Inside the life of a pro gamer

Getting paid to play video games sounds like the cushiest job in the world. Stumble out of bed, fill a bowl of cereal, boot up Steam, and go hunting for thrills and spills. Pants and personal hygiene are optional. That’s the pervasive, and in many cases valid, image of the professional gamer — a …

The Console War Is Over: The PC Already Won

Despite a declining overall PC market, gaming systems are alive and well. So alive, in fact, that the PC gaming segment is already twice the size of the console gaming market – and growing. A report just released by John Peddie Research (JPR) claims that the PC gaming market will tip $21.5B this …

Every step you take: The story of Minesweeper

You know Minesweeper, of course. It's video game wallpaper that's silently seeped into countless people's lives. Everyone can recount the basics; the …

Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

10 Servings<p>Mayonnaise in the batter isn’t as weird as it sounds—it’s just eggs and oil, after all. It’s also why this cake is so moist.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1¾ teaspoons baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon …

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The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …