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Time Should've Made the Tears of Joy Emoji Person of the Year

Face with Tears of Joy is having <i>quite</i> a year. It’s the most-tweeted emoji of 2015, according to the Twitter Data team, used 6.6 billion times (so …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

5 Magazines for the Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

Game of Thrones returns to HBO this Sunday, April 12. The epic series is based on George R. R. Martin‘s books, collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire<i>.</i> It was announced that Martin will no longer be writing for the show so he can focus on finishing the next book in the series,The Winds of …

Game of Thrones

7 of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures, Including a Fish With a Flashlight

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.23.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>The New …

(Not So) Poorly Drawn LinesObservations and Words of Wisdom for Wannabe Comic Creators*

(Not So) Poorly Drawn Lines: Observations and Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Comic Creators*<p>Quick! What do the following anthropomorphic creatures have …

How to Create Texture in Comics

<i>Think of texture as CPR for your comic book. It breathes life into your art, taking it from good to great, okay to oh wow.</i><p><i>Previously, DC colorist</i> …

How a Comic Book Cover Gets Made

Ever wonder how comics are made? Well you're in luck because we're working with some of the raddest talent in the business to release one! It's a …

The Wider World of Comics: Saga Artist Fiona Staples in conversation with Wacom

Rosetta Comet Mission Reveals Clues About the Origin of Earth’s Water

Author: Marcus Woo. Marcus Woo Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.10.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:00 pm. 2:00 pm<p>One of the theories for how Earth became a …

Adult Swim Wants to Stuff Your Stocking With Relaxation This Holiday

If you love ambient and almost-ambient music, then you know the name Ghostly International. For 15 years now, the label has attracted some of the …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Books

4 Key Attributes Necessary for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all have hopes and dreams, but sadly, not all of us reach them in our lifetimes.<p>We all deserve to reach our goals, but this isn’t going to happen …

Why your brain loves procrastination

Tax Day is a horror for many procrastinators.<p>For many people, a little procrastination isn't harmful — like 15 minutes lost in Facebook or putting off doing the laundry for a few days.<p>But then there are things like taxes. And all the people who keep meaning to start saving for retirement, but never …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Organized Self: Expert Neuroscience Tips For Using Your iPhone Most Effectively

Steve Jobs had a mercurial temperament. He may or may not have had ADHD, but his greatest creation, the iPhone, has enabled habits that verge on that diagnosis for hundreds of millions of users. Think of the image of Jobs holding up the first iPhone with a mere 15 icons on its home screen. Contrast …

3 Secrets of Radical Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Want truly breakthrough ideas? You need to look to a true genius for inspiration.<p>If you need just a little boost to your creative thinking, academic research on how to generate more ideas might do the trick. But when you're looking for truly radical innovations, your best bet is to look to a truly …

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That 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer, Wes Anderson style

Yes, we know — there have been one or two parodies of that instantly iconic <i>The Force Awakens</i> trailer this week. This is what happens when myths are …

Skype founder backs Wire, the 'best possible communication tool'

Backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and a team of tech veterans, the freshly launched Wire aims to be more than a regular chat service. It is a marriage of its competitors' most popular features, including the ability to "ping" contacts. In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, Skype co-founder and …

The Best Kitchen Gear Of 2014

Presenting 16 gifts for the design-minded foodie, from convertible bowl-colanders to Yves Béhar-designed seltzer makers.<p>Kitchens get hectic during the holidays, what with all the figgy puddings and latkes being cooked. And good design can help make a kitchen run more smoothly, whether it’s a …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

How to Properly Maintain Your Ears and Earwax

We spend a good portion of the day using our hearing, but we know very little about how to maintain our ears properly. There's a lot of confusion out …

Wish List: Great Gifts Between $100 and $150, From Star Trek Toys to DIY Computers

Once the price climbs over $100, the gift-choosing gets tougher—you have to pick something you'll be sure they'll actually use. Here are a selection …

The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths

Chances are some bogus training advice has wormed its way into your fitness regimen. Time to root it out. Here are the ten performance myths holding you back, from pre-race stretching to the evils of high-fructose corn syrup. Plus: Three truisms that are still up for debate.<p>Myth #1: Stretching …

Yota's e-paper smartphone goes on sale this week

The YotaPhone 2, a smartphone with a second electronic paper display on its rear side, is set to go on sale in the UK, December 3rd. It's the sequel to the first YotaPhone, and looks very similar to a prototype from Yota Devices that we saw at MWC earlier this year. The secondary display consumes …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<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 what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Proportions of the Human Figure : How to Draw People in Correct Ratios & Proportions with Drawing Lessons & Tutorials for Cartoons & Illustrations, Realistic Art

Everything that is drawn realistically is drawing with the laws of perspective, even if the artist doesn’t realize that he or she is using them. …

Graphics

A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things

It’s a familiar adage in the tech world that hardware is hard. After all, a single coder can ship an app, armed with just a computer. But a new piece …