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'Grand Theft Auto V' As Character Drama And The Challenge Of Writing A Female Anti-Hero

<i>Grand Theft Auto V is a character drama, but it’s missing some important pieces.</i><p><i>Note: Some minor spoilers for Grand Theft Auto V in the following post. Also, this is a part of an ongoing series as I play through the game which I have not yet finished. Please tag spoilers in any comments.</i><p>There …

How to Throw a Tomahawk | The Art of Manliness

“It was the ambition of the boys to be able to throw a tomahawk with the skill and accuracy of our pioneer forebears, and the ability soon acquired …

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10 old school marketing lessons for mobile marketers

<i>Jeffrey Myers is a marketing professor at Emerson College.</i><p>There are a number of truths in marketing today that, like the author, have existed for quite some time. Most, like a fine wine, have improved with age, providing greater relevance and insight. We invite you to learn from these time-tested …

Sir Alex Ferguson: the key moments of his Manchester United career

9 November 1986<p><b>The honeymoon is soon over for new manager Fergie as he loses his first match: Bob Houston is at the Manor Ground for Manchester</b> …

Adrien Niyonshuti: Rwanda's long road The Olympic cyclist lived through the genocide and many of his family were killed. Now his achievements are helping to change the way the world views Rwanda – and how it sees itself http://t.gu.com/n8jPG Photo credit: Procycling Magazine

America’s Most Iconic Statue: Lady Liberty [55 PICS]

Countless millions have been awed by visiting America’s most iconic statue. Lady Liberty, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

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The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes from Sopranos, Breaking Bad

In the last 15 years TV has reached new heights of narrative—think The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad—and here are the 10 most essential episodes …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

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5 Awesome Ways Famous Plot Twists Were Kept Secret

Nowadays, if you want to know as little as possible about a movie or show before seeing it, you have to actively go out of your way to avoid …

The Science of the Perfect Golf Shot

The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee to green and in the hole can be devilishly frustrating, even for seasoned professionalseven without the unpredictable weather that could face golfers at this week's British Open. Mark F. Smith delve<p>The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee …

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

Insanely expensive cars on auction at Pebble Beach

Auction house Gooding & Company will be selling off these rolling pieces of art. Better bring your banker — the prices are in the millions.

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

Pay For Your Next Meal With Your Face

The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card.<p>Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which …