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Why it's OK For Black People, but Not White People, to Use The N-Word, Explained (Again)

What’s up my nigga? Long time, no see.<p>What’s up? It’s been awhile.<p>Also, you can’t use that word anymore.<p>The n-word? But I thought you loved that word.<p>…

Kendrick Lamar

Moleskine's Productivity App Makes Organizing Easy and Fun

For most of my life, I managed to stay relatively organized with nothing but my own memory, but I recently started using Apple’s Reminders app to …

Productivity

Listen to one of the best short science fiction podcasts right now

Clarkesworld Magazine is one of the most acclaimed outlets for short science fiction and fantasy stories<p>Audiobooks are in the midst of a boom. Last June, the Audio Publishers Association reported that the field grew a whopping 34 percent between 2015 and 2016, and by all accounts, that growth is …

Science Fiction

Stack Overflow: A Dozen Comics for Teens and Adults

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>Following up with my two recent columns about comics for kids, this week’s Stack Overflow includes comics that are for older …

Books

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Google

Teacher suspended after showing photo of her 'future wife' is suing school district

Texas art teacher Stacy Bailey, who married her wife in March, is suing the Mansfield Independent School District for discrimination.<p>Art teacher Stacy Bailey was twice selected Teacher of the Year at her Texas elementary school, where she started in 2008, but after she showed her students a photo …

Education

It's No Surprise That Romaine Lettuce is Leading the E. Coli Outbreak

This has happened before.<p>American salad lovers are in the midst of a crisis. <i>E. coli</i> continues to give consumers of romaine lettuce horrible, bloody, …

E.coli

19 Recipes That Prove "Eggs for Dinner" Should Be a Weekly Thing

At some point in the long history of… well, eating... it was determined that eggs would primarily be a breakfast food. And we’re not …

Cooking

Dwayne Johnson has some choice words for DJ Khaled as producer admits he doesn’t go down on his wife

All The Rock does is win.<p>Celebrities haven’t taken too kindly to DJ Khaled’s admission he doesn’t go down on his wife but expects oral sex from her, …

DJ Khaled

25 Skills LinkedIn Says Are Most Likely to Get You Hired in 2018 — and the Online Courses to Get Them

All online courses are affordable and will make your resume a standout.<p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market …

Online Education

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

The 27 countries in the world with the most freedom

Freedom means different things to different people.<p>But Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization that releases an annual report on freedom around the world, measures it in terms of civil liberties and political rights.<p>Their annual report, Freedom in the World, "operates from the …

Shenmue and Shenmue 2 coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Sega’s re-releases coming in 2018<p>The first two Shenmue games are coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One later this year, Sega announced today. The re-release, <i>Shenmue 1 & 2</i>, will be released sometime in 2018.<p>Sega calls the <i>Shenmue 1 & 2</i> re-release the “definitive version” of the classic …

Super Meat Boy Forever Brings Big Changes, But It's Still Hard As Hell

Super Meat Boy is renowned for being one of the most brutally difficult platformers of its generation, and its successor, Super Meat Boy Forever, certainly looks to uphold that reputation. Originally envisioned as a mobile-friendly version of the first Super Meat Boy, Forever eventually grew into a …

Indie Gaming

4 Digital Board Games to Enjoy This International Tabletop Day

<i>Each week on Twitch and Alpha, hosts Erika Ishii and Trisha Hershberger talk video games with special industry guests, insightful coverage and a ton</i> …

Board Games

This Trainer Wants You to Stop Making This Common Push-Up Mistake

Push-ups tend to be Kryptonite when it comes to performing bodyweight exercises. For such a basic movement, doing the perfect push-up comes with many nuances. The slightest mistake in your form can make this exercise unnecessarily hard to perform and may cause pain in areas like your shoulders and …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

CAPERS is a Super-Powered RPG of Gangsters Set in the Roaring Twenties

<i>Each week, the scholars and scientists of nerd culture that make up the Geek & Sundry staff reconnoiter the wild spaces of Kickstarter to find the</i> …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

5 Easy Stretches You Can Do With a Towel or Stretching Strap

1<p>5 Easy Stretches With a Strap or Towel<p>You can use a strap or towel to improve your overall flexibility.<p>One way to prevent injuries, such as muscular …

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Rules and Printable Demo Game Available for Free

Modiphius have made the rules available for the upcoming tabletop wargaming release of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare available for free on their site. …

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working On Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare's Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

Simple Mistakes to avoid in writing — How much? Or How many?

<b>Get paid to write short stories online</b><b> at penpee.com — A platform to read, write and get paid for short stories.</b>Penpee.com prepares this short study …

The crisis in modern masculinity

On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was walking to a prayer meeting at his temporary home in New Delhi when he was shot three times, at point-blank range. He collapsed and died instantly. His assassin, originally …

Boris Johnson

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Stardew Valley Publisher's New Harry Potter-Like RPG Has A New Name

Chucklefish, the publisher of the beloved farming sim Stardew Valley, has announced a name for its upcoming magical school RPG. The mysterious title formerly known as Project Spellbound has now been christened WitchBrook.<p>Chucklefish CEO Finn Brice announced the game's new name on Twitter. While he …

Indie Gaming

Arizona teacher posts salary: 'I need a college degree to make this?'

PHOENIX — Amid a nationwide debate about teacher salaries, a Phoenix-area teacher shared her salary — and her frustration — on social media this week.<p>Whispering Winds Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich posted a photo of her salary on Facebook. Her salary is $35,490 per year.<p>She works for the Paradise …

Education

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

Gun-owning journalist dares 'laughingstock' Dana Loesch to back up her NRA 'bullsh*t': 'You don’t have the guts'

Author and journalist Linda Tirado challenged Dana Loesch to back up her threats against people in her line of work — but she warned that she’s as …

Slow Cooker Savory Oatmeal with Bacon, Scallions, and Cheddar

This savory oatmeal is reminiscent of cheesy grits: very creamy and rich with little bits of crisp bacon. An egg on top is terrific if you like your …