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Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson: Prologue

Start reading <i>Oathbringer</i>, the new volume of Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive epic, right now. For free!<p>Tor.com is serializing the much-awaited …

Tor.com

Presented in May 2018, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are pleased to announce the <b>2017 Nebula Awards winners</b>, as well as the …

Five Books (or Series) to Read if You Like The Laundry Files

The Laundry Files is a cross-genre series; it’s British, but beyond that it transgresses wildly by crossing the streams of normally rigid marketing …

My Favorite Thing is Monsters: a haunting diary of a young girl as a dazzling graphic novel

So on the one hand, Karen narrates a gruesome and sorrowful life in poverty-wracked Chicago, where Puerto Ricans, displaced southern African …

Books

Red as Blood and White as Bone

“Red as Blood and White as Bone” by Theodora Goss is a dark fantasy about a kitchen girl obsessed with fairy tales, who upon discovering a ragged …

5 cheaper and better alternatives to Apple's expensive new MacBook Pros

The cheapest MacBook Pro is the base 13-inch model priced at $1,500, which is a high price to pay for its relatively middling specs. And it doesn't have the fancy new Touch Bar, either.<p>Of course, you get the comprehensive Apple ecosystem with a MacBook Pro, and the Mac operating system is good …

How To Travel Across The Country On $450 Per Week

I'm 23 years old, I have student debt, and I did a road trip across the United States.<p>Technically it all shouldn't make sense, but somehow it worked for me. I'm going to give you an inside look at what my expenses were on the road trip I took from Orlando to San Francisco this summer. It was a …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

The return of the machinery question - Artificial intelligence

Special report<p>Artificial intelligenceThe return of the machinery question<p>THERE IS SOMETHING familiar about fears that new machines will take …

Artificial Intelligence

Balancing rewards against effort in Gamification - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

I have said it before, if you are going to use rewards, you have to get it right. Whilst there are arguments about the value and / or damage of …

Relative

Anker PowerCore 20100

Posted in Portable and Tech<p>This little devil is the most compact 20,000mAh charger you’ve ever seen. So, 20K, that’s enough juice to charge the …

The secrets behind 'super-achievers' and how you can be more like them

<i>"You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé."</i><p>Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

Telescopes

Creative writing lessons from Patricia Highsmith

Highsmith’s book Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction is an inspiring primer for budding psycho-crime novelists<p>Earlier this month, Reading group contributor Mmeritt1 recommended Patricia Highsmith’s book Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. It is “edifying and inspirational”, s/he wrote. And …

Creative Writing

11 Adult SF Novels to Turn Teens into Genre Die-Hards

School’s out for the year, the weather has broken into full blown summer, all mosquitoes and sunburn, and I’ve become intensely nostalgic for summer …

7 lies about red meat the food industry wants you to believe

The USDA insists it’s a key component of a healthy diet. A wealth of research would suggest otherwise<p>In 2005, the USDA rolled out a new food pyramid reducing red meat’s place in a healthy diet. Recently, an advisory committee developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are revamped …

Just Cause 3, and the Limits of a Physicalized World

It was the most explosive choose-your-own adventure game I've ever played. At E3 2015, I joined my fellow CBS employees from Giant Bomb in chatting with representatives from Avalanche Studios about the upcoming Just Cause 3. Rather than play the game for us, producer Omar Shakir and crew led us …

The 45 Biggest Games of E3 2015 - IGN Video

E3 blew us away with a ton of awesome games. Here's the most exciting things we saw, from the Last Guardian and Uncharted 4, to Halo 5 and Star Wars …

Armageddon avoided: Relics of America's atomic arsenal gather dust in the southwest

The back roads of America are speckled with relics of what could have been Armageddon in America, if the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet …

Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

General relativity, the theory of gravity Albert Einstein published 100 years ago, is one of the most successful theories we have. It has passed …

New MacBook Meta-Review: The Laptop of the Future, Just a Tad Too Early

Apple’s newest MacBook is undeniably slick. But with its single port and a processor that’s far from super-charged, it’s also got a few potential …

MacBook Air

Review: 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2015)

In the world of MacBooks, sometimes you'll see major upgrades. Products like the first MacBook Air, the original Retina MacBook Pros and, of course, …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Recap Video - IGN Video

A wandering preacher catches players up to speed on the world of The Witcher in this cinematic trailer.

Reading List: 6 Stories for the Science-Fiction Newbie

<i>Hilary Armstrong is a literature student at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Longreads intern. She also happens to love science fiction, so she put together</i> …

Six Stories for the Fantasy Newbie

<i>Hilary Armstrong is a literature student at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Longreads intern. She recently shared six stories for the science-fiction</i> …

75 book ideas for Christmas, for everyone on your list (and we mean everyone)

<b>From the explorer to the weirdo, here are Globe Books’ plentiful holiday picks for everyone in your life</b><p>(© M. Sasek, from This is the World, Universe, 2014.)<p><b>For the explorer</b><p><i>The Canadian Geographic Atlas of Canada</i>, (HarperCollins, 304 pages, $79) Constantly confusing St. John’s and Saint John? …

Check Out 'The Game Awards' Game Of The Year Nominees

The Game Awards are being broadcast tonight from Las Vegas.<p>Nominees for this year’s Game of the Year are:<p>Bayonetta 2<br>• Dark Souls II<br>• Dragon Age: Inquisition<br>• Hearthstone<br>• Shadow of Mordor<p>Talk about a tough running, and an impressive GOTY list. None of the big annual releases are on here. There’s no <i>Call of</i> …

Ten best bourbons: Top bottles of the all-American whiskey

Photograph: Noffar GatThe honky-tonk harmony of BBQ and bourbon is as classic as Wranglers with cowboy boots. Brown-spirits buff Keith …