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Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise

Feeling distracted? Here are 5 simple steps to quickly get you back on point.<p>People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>…

'Halo: Nightfall' pilot gives Master Chief's universe a respectful Hollywood treatment

Before you can play as Jameson Locke, you can press “play” to see him.<p>Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Locke as a “pivotal character” in the upcoming first-person shooter Halo 5: Guardians, due in 2015. Tuesday marks your first time to see him in action, starring in a short digital series. …

Sharing history with your son ... when your history is Halo

"This doesn't <i>look</i> like a new game," my son said. This is his first time seeing the remastered version of the first Halo game.<p>He's right, of course. <i>Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary</i> in 2014 looks like a game that was released in 2001 and updated for the last-generation consoles. It doesn't look bad, …

Review: Xbox One Halo box-set revels in Master Chief history

<b>Genre:</b> First-person shooter.<p><b>What it's about:</b> The Master Chief, an elite space marine cyborg, battles the alien forces of the Covenant.<p><b>Why we should care:</b> <i>Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3</i> and <i>Halo 4</i> are all together in one place. The Xbox One does not play older Xbox 360 discs, so this is the best …

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' review

<i>Halo</i> is different.<p><i>Halo</i> is about space — the vast, open spaces you navigate as the Master Chief, battling enemies and jockeying for position over twisting terrain. <i>Halo</i> is about strategy — the deft strategy you need to employ to take on hordes of aliens that can outflank, outwit, and outgun you. <i>Halo</i> …

How Microsoft tackled the massive task of taking Master Chief to Xbox One (interview)

Halo games have sold more than 60 million copies since the series debut 13 years ago. And Microsoft knows that every one of the fans who have played Halo has different tastes. They all have their favorite moments, and highlighting those moments is one of the more difficult parts of creating Halo: …

Quality Control on Halo: The Master Chief Collection: How do you review a game you know by heart?

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their …

Liveblogging A Week With 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection'

Today the embargo broke on Halo: The Master Chief Collection reviews, and surprise, banding together a bunch of great games for a massive HD remake is going to produce a hell of a package. This isn’t exactly a shock, but it does make the Master Chief Collection one of the must-have games of the …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

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Try This Tonight!

We recently discovered a set of easy-to-make, super-tasty dishes in the new cookbook <i>Indian-Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking</i> by Alamelu Vairavan and …

Cargo Showdown: Which Crossover SUV Is Best for Hauling Your Stuff?

These machines are built for hauling, but which one is the best? We packed as much stuff into them as we could to find out.<p>As the sea of crossover vehicles becomes ever more crowded, it can be difficult to navigate those waters and figure out which size machine will best fit your needs. So we spend …

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