Michael Olavarria

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Why Americans Struggle to Be Happy

<i>By Jill Suttie</i><p>Americans want to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is even an unalienable right for Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence.<p>But some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set …

Happiness

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

How spyware peddler Hacking Team was publicly dismantled

Early Monday morning, around 400GB of stolen internal company files belonging to Italian surveillance and intrusion software firm Hacking Team were distributed online through its freshly hacked Twitter account (changed to "Hacked Team").<p>They were hacked by a hacker, or hackers. It was …

Human Rights

LSTN Is The Warby Parker Of Headphones

While companies like Warby Parker and Toms Shoes have made corporate responsibility more popular over the past few years, the technology industry hasn’t adapted as quickly.<p>Meet LSTN, a headphone company where proceeds from each sale help someone hear for the first time. The company has partnered …

Warby Parker

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

Martin Seligman is a larger than life character. Some call him the "father" of positive psychology. This is perhaps an exaggeration, given that multiple psychologists were already hard at work researching the problem of well-being before he came onto the stage.<p>Nonetheless, he is perhaps the most …

Happiness

HiAlgo empowers PC players to run games better with Boost

If you ever loaded an awesome game on your desktop or laptop, and then watched the action slow to a crawl, HiAlgo understands your pain. The company can help gamers get better performance for their games thanks to a clever technology that makes more efficient use of your graphics processor.<p>Gamers …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

"It's The Apocalypse Charlie Brown!" - Gritty Fan Art

Final Fantasy

Crossy Road earns $3M in revenue from Unity’s video ads

<i>Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage.</i><p>Crossy Road has been a big hit with a new generation of kids who never played Frogger, the old Konami game where a frog tries to cross a busy road. The result for this chicken-crosses-the-road mobile game is a huge number of …

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How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

The best games you likely missed in 2014

Venus Patrol founder and Indie Games Festival chairman Brandon Boyer put together a fantastic list of games you may have missed this year, but really need to play.<p>Among the 20 titles are secret hits like the black-and-white adventure game <i>Fjords</i>, the creation of a second-grade teacher in Seattle; …

Talented artists take on their gaming memories in eight amazing works

The folks over at Medium's Matter have this wonderful piece up called "A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Gamer" which has eight talented artists illustrating the video games that they obsessed over in their childhood.<p>It's an amazing collection of unforgettable art.<p>Above you see my favorite of the …

Grand Theft Auto V's online heists are coming early next year, and they look fantastic

Rockstar has just released a new trailer showcasing the much-anticipated "heists" feature for <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>'s online mode — and it looks a great reason to jump back into the game. Just like in the single-player game, the mode will let you plan and pull off multi-person heists, only this time …

Horatius by Thomas Babington Macaulay | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editors’ note:</i> <i>While serving the English government in India during the 1830s, politician, poet, and historian Thomas Babington Macaulay spun</i> …

Epic Games distances itself from ultraviolent mass-murder game Hatred (update)

Unreal Engine maker Epic Games doesn't want its name or logo associated with <i>Hatred</i>, the graphically violent massacre-style shooter built with Unreal Engine 4, and has asked developer Destructive Creations to remove Epic's logo from the game's trailer and other marketing.<p>"Epic Games isn't involved …

Meet the 21-year-old YouTuber who made millions playing video games

School drop-out, video-game obsessive, multi-millionaire.<p>You may not have heard of Olajide Olatunji - better known by his alias, <b>KSIOlajidebt,</b> or KSI for short - but there’s a good chance your children, nieces or nephews will be very familiar with him.<p>The 21-year-old is one of the UK’s most popular …

Swimming Pools

Mario & Luigi's Voice Actor Is A Pretty Funny Guy

Charles Martinet, the voice actor behind Mario, Luigi and Wario, has an Instagram account. And it's <i>fantastic</i>.<p>Over the past week, Martinet has been …

Gaming

How A Site That Streams People Playing Video Games Became A Billion Dollar Business

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn't born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.<p><b>The genesis of Twitch</b>, one of the most popular gaming-related Websites and applications in the world, can be traced to a few …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

High Druid and Hollywood: Will Terry Brooks Make It to the Movies?

Hollywood is a relentless flirt. All of a sudden, it absolutely <i>loves</i> something and can't stop showing it off. Then, just as abruptly, it loses …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

The potato salad Kickstarter is better than your crowdfunding campaign

An individual recently Kickstarted a batch of potato salad and asked for $10 to complete the project. “Basically I'm just making potato salad,” the page stated. “I haven't decided what kind yet.”<p>The project has raised $8,222 dollars in funding, easily surpassing the latest stretch goal of …

Senran Kagura 2 trailer sure is very Senran Kagura

Marvelous is keeping its cheeky money-printing machine going strong with <i>Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson</i>. The latest effort from self-proclaimed "huge …

Google reveals its next generation 'Material' design language — and it looks a lot like Windows and iOS

Today at I/O, Google revealed the guidelines for its new “Material” design language, a system that will influence the design of every Android app going forward.<p>This is an unsurprising release for Google, which continues to emphasize its commitment to design in the face of perfectionist competitors …

The Gaming Books You Must Read

This is embarrassing to admit, but I haven't read much in the way of nonfiction books about video games. Don't get me wrong: there's some incredible …

Books

Twitch: when watching beats playing

How a crazy idea became a media juggernaut.<p>In 2007, Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel and Kyle Vogt had an idea for something that seemed so silly, it might just work.<p>Kan attached a webcam to his hat. For nine months, he didn't take it off. Everything Kan saw, the world saw. The webcam …

CodeCombat: Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Browser game CodeCombat teaches you how to code in Javascript by having you input the commands to play a game.<p>Looking at a bunch of code for the …