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Shannon Shorr on Twitter: "ICYMI, excellent interview @EugeneKatchalov did last month with @jaredtendler: http://t.co/J5TglooMkX"

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pokerfuse on Twitter: "Proposed Revisions to the Wire Act Threaten Online Poker in the US: http://t.co/lJL4ilM2lb"

Brad Polizzano on Twitter: "J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, and AmEx deny credit and debit card transactions for legal U.S. online gaming accounts http://t.co/BGpIcgItWd"

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pokerfuse on Twitter: "NJ Poker Operators Sending Free Wifi Adapters to Solve Geo-location Issues: http://t.co/8YkGDYBenu"

PCA 2014: David Williams, Vanessa Selbst & Isaac Haxton Share Staking Stories

F5 on Twitter: "Poker Industry Reacts To PokerStars Situation In New Jersey: http://t.co/efZBTTj8N7"

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Diamond Flush on Twitter: "NJ suspends PokerStars application, http://t.co/iKTiP15gJn"

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pokerfuse on Twitter: "Next Gen HUD Turns Player Statistics into Pilot Dials Right at the Table: http://t.co/gEXL3P6CbU"

Brad Polizzano on Twitter: "RT @Grange95: New crAAKKer post: Online Gaming Tax Rates: Potential Hurdle for Poker Players? http://t.co/MR36a1Rf58"

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Sleep: When Brain Cells Shrink & Neuro Trash Is Flushed Away - Facts So Romantic

For humans, sleep is an absolute requirement for survival, almost on par with food and water. When we don’t get it, we not only feel terrible, but …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Perils of Plans: Why Creativity Requires Leaping into the Unknown

<i>“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind,”</i> I offered in one of my 7 lessons from 7 years of <i>Brain Pickings</i>. Indeed, nothing stunts growth more powerfully than our attachment to the familiar, our blind adherence to predetermined plans, and our inability to, as Rilke famously put …

When Scientists Created a New Form of Water Out of Thin Air

In Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel <i>Cat’s Cradle</i>, a central plot element is called ice-nine. The substance, created in a lab, was made up of familiar H2O …

New Country for Old Men: On Last Vegas, The Counselor, All Is Lost, and Bad Grandpa

<i>Last Vegas</i>, directed by Jon Turteltaub<p>It’s easy to forget that nerds and teenagers aren’t the only moviegoers who want their fantasies indulged. I …

Stranger in a Strange Land

Ender's Game, its controversial author, and a very personal history<p>The <i>Ender’s Game</i> movie premieres today, nearly 30 years after Orson Scott Card’s …

Endgame: The ‘Unfilmable’ Ender’s Game’s 28 Years in Development Hell

When Gavin Hood told Orson Scott Card that he planned to adapt Card’s science-fiction classic <i>Ender’s Game</i> for the big screen, the author replied with …

The Logic of Stupid Poor People

We hates us some poor people. First, they insist on being poor when it is so easy to not be poor. They do things like buy expensive designer belts …

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

Dead Set: a supernatural punk YA novel from Richard "Sandman Slim" Kadrey

Just in time for Hallowe'en, Richard "Sandman Slim"<br>Kadrey's publishers have released Dead<br>Set, a young adult novel about a San<br>Francisco teenager who …

Richard Kadrey on Twitter: "A very nice writeup about DEAD SET on @BoingBoing http://t.co/FEY93l5PqL"

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

• This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that within the space of four years, one Norwegian man’s $27 investment turned into a forgotten $886,000 windfall.

Derrick Rose, Tanking, and Anarchy: Your Guide to the NBA in 2013-14

After six weeks of NBA Warnings, we have come to the end. The zero-day warning. Basketball is back. This is not a drill. The games count for real …

Wolverine, Enrique, and Lesbian Val Kilmer: The Pete Holmes Show’s First Night

In the grand tradition of Beanie Sigel, Freekey Zekey, Murphy Lee, and A$AP Ferg comes … Pete Holmes? The 34-year-old nice-guy comedian, who has …

Dream job? Fantasy sports players turning game into six-figure career

When Erik Hafner graduated from the University of California Riverside, he had one goal in life: To become a professional poker player. For awhile it worked out well: “I was making pretty good money,” he said. “I was making about $80 an hour doing that … and then Black Friday came.”<p>Black Friday, as …

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

On July 16, 2001, <b>Elmore Leonard</b> (October 11, 1925–August 20, 2013) made his timeless contribution to the meta-literary canon in a short piece for <i>The New York Times</i>, outlining his ten rules of writing. The essay, which inspired the <i>Guardian</i> series that gave us similar lists of writing rules by Zadie …

Jeepers, Creepers: What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like?

I have been largely silent publicly about the events of the past week that ended with the resignation of our blogs editor, Bora Zivkovic, mostly …

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Rocked

An oral history of the 1989 World Series, which was dominated by the Oakland A's — and devastated by the Loma Prieta earthquake<p><i>I f the asterisk</i> …

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