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What Were The Best Video Games Of 2014?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What were the best video games of 2014?</i><p><i>Answer by David Cole, Director of Design, on Quora</i><p>Here are the games that provided my favorite experiences last year:<p><b>#1 —</b> <b>Nidhogg</b><p>Stripped down, high-energy fencing. 2014 was a really good year for local multiplayer, …

15 Brilliant Books That Won The National Book Critics Circle Award For Fiction

The National Book Critics Circle Awards for 2014 were announced Thursday, with top honors going to Marilynne Robinson’s quietly searing novel <i>Lila</i> for Fiction and Claudia Rankine’s politically charged collection <i>Citizen</i> for Poetry, and more. Robinson and Rankine were both finalists for the National …

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

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Online Life

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2015

If you're looking for a reason to get excited for the New Year, I've got ten for you: Ten books that I personally can't wait to break open over the course of 2015. Here they are. Happy reading!<p>1. <b>The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by MJ Rose:</b><p><i>The New York Times</i>' bestselling author returns with what is …

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Marion Cotillard

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The 15 Best Beers to Drink This Fall

<i>[Editor's Note: We're excited to introduce our new beer writer, Zach Mack, who we've long-harassed for his expert opinions since he owns Alphabet City Beer Co., one of Thrillist's favorite beer bars in NYC.]</i><p>Congratulations! Despite alarmingly aggressive back-sweat, you survived yet another summer, …

The 100 Books Facebook Users Love

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.<p>A few weeks ago, I started to see a viral status being passed around my Facebook friends.<p>“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way,” it begins. “Don’t take more than a few …

"Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'": Slavery, Capitalism, and The Economist

Now that the smoke has cleared, and <i>The Economist</i> removed its review of Edward Baptist's new book, <i>The Half Has Never Been Told</i>, it might be time to think a bit more about why such a review surfaced in the first place and the reaction to it. While the review is certainly problematic for its racist …

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Amazon picks best books of 2014 so far

2014 is about half over, and the Amazon team has already chosen their top 10 books of the year so far, just in time for you to make a few additions …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here’s …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …