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  • newWhat Happens When You Don't Let Players Pick Their Race?
    Plenty of people play games to escape their real lives, and the character creators some games offer let us imagine ourselves in whatever image we'd like: realistic or idealized, some version of ourselves. I'm also intrigued by the idea a game might t…
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  • newI’m Addicted To Google News Alerts
    “Your Google alert on Paris Hilton just went off,” my boyfriend recently sneered at me, handing me my iPhone with disgust.
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  • newSix Seconds That Shaped 1,500 Songs
    "Amen, Brother" was a little-known B-side released in 1969. Barely noticed at the time, its drum solo has been hugely influential, appearing in different forms in more than 1,500 other songs — but the band behind it never made any money from it.
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  • newCoachella And Lollapalooza Ban Selfie Sticks
    They’re the latest tech gadget to draw significant ire from the general public at large, so much so that Coachella and Lollapalooza have decided to explicitly ban them from their festivals this year.
    - 2 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • newBuried Alive: An Avalanche Survivor Breaks His Silence
    In 2003, seven Alberta schoolkids died in a huge avalanche. For the first time, a survivor shares what really happened on the mountain.
    - 2 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • newColor Isn't Always About Sex
    When it comes to birds, males — with their bright feathers, extra accessories, and impressive mating displays — tend to get all the attention. But for many birds, such as the Choco Toucan pictured above, brilliant plumage has nothing to do with s…
    - 2 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • newNashville Prosecutors Require Sterilization As Part Of Plea Deals
    Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.
    - 3 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 9:00pm -
  • newHow We Turned Mount Everest Into A Dump
    Every year hundreds of climbers try to scale the 29,029-foot peak, and this huge influx of climbers has left its once pristine slopes covered in garbage, discarded equipment, and human waste.
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  • newHow Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups
    Great news for the lovelorn: our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.
    - 3 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 9:00pm -
  • newIs A 600-Hour Pilot Too Green To Be Safe?
    The crash of Germanwings flight 9525 offers yet another example of how the layers of safety in aviation have been peeled away since deregulation 35 years ago. Here are some of the issues that need to be addressed:
    - 4 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 7:45pm -

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  • newPut “Help” Instead of FWD In Your Email Subject Line
    When you get an email that you need some help with, you might just forward the message. The body of the email then explains why you forwarded it. Putting "Help" in the subject line might get you a better response.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • newCheck Your MacBook Pro’s Battery When The Trackpad Stops Clicking
    MacBook Pro users are all too familiar with a trackpad that doesn't click properly. Sometimes it just wears out. Before you do an expensive repair, check your MacBook's battery for bulging.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 8:00pm -
  • newUse Someone Else’s Behavior as Cues to Create New Habits
    Creating new habits is tough, even with a few tricks up your sleeve . The Cue-Routine-Reward systems works great, if you can find your cues. If you're having trouble, try using someone else's cue.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • newTransitory.Me Temporarily Shares Your Location With Anyone
    iOS: Apple's Find My Friends shares your location with other iOS users. If the other person isn't on an iPhone, Transitory.Me will share your location by email or text message. Read more...
    - 6 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 6:00pm -
  • newFive Best Headsets with Attached Microphones
    Whether you're gaming, taking video calls, listening to music, or doing all three, a good headset makes a huge difference. There are tons of choices on the market, lots of them good, but this week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nom…
    - 9 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 3:00pm -
  • newMake Fondue Quicker and Easier in a Pressure Cooker
    Fondue pots are one of those things everyone gets as a wedding gift, and most people use once a year—not exactly the best use of space and money. A pressure cooker will melt cheese or chocolate to the right consistency much faster.Read more...
    - 10 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • Curb Overspending by Establishing a “No Return Policy”
    Generous return policies make shopping easy. After all, if you don't like it, you can return it. That could lead to overspending. If you're prone to this type of thinking, establish a personal "no return policy" to keep your spending in check.Read m…
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 11:00pm -
  • DashCast Streams Dashboard-Style Web Pages to Your Chromecast
    Chrome: Google Chrome can send any web page to your Chromecast. If you want to close the tab on your computer, though, the content won't refresh. DashCast updates the page so you'll have the latest content.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • Use “Collection Management Policies” to Curate Your Collectibles
    Whether you have a formal collection or just a bunch of things, all that stuff can overwhelm you. Even if you don't have museum quality items, setting some policies might keep it all in check.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 9:00pm -
  • Canned Emails Suggests Templates for Common Email Responses
    Web: Even a simple email can be annoying to write—especially if you aren't quite sure how to put your delicate matter. Canned Emails takes common problems and makes an email template for you.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 8:00pm -

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  • newTaxidermy clearance sale
    Every retailer has the right to lower prices to drive interest. Read the rest
    - 4 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 7:37pm -
  • newLee Harvey Oswald's car on Ebay
    You snooze, you lose. You have just missed the chance to bid on, and possibly own, the last car driven by Lee Harvey Oswald, which just sold on ebay. Read the rest
    - 4 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 7:37pm -
  • newStephen King versus Maine's lying governor
    Maine's Tea Party Governor Paul LePage (R) has doubled down on his lie that Stephen King left Maine to avoid paying income tax; King is a proud taxpayer who views "taxes as a way of paying back the state that has given us so much." Read the rest
    - 11 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 1:06pm -
  • newIn the market for a spork? Try the Toaks
    When I travel on business, I often buy takeout food from Whole Foods or a similar supermarket and bring it back to my room to eat while I binge watch a show on my iPad. Instead of using plastic cutlery, I use the Toaks titanium spork ($9). Read t…
    - 24 hours ago 29 Mar 15, 12:07am -
  • Music: "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," Frankie Valli (1975)
    That jacket is amazing.
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 3:16pm -
  • What it's like to teach evolution at the University of Kentucky
    James Krupa has taught University of Kentucky non-science majors their required biology course for 20 years, and he views the job as a mission, to undo the cowardice or squeamishness or lack of rigor that leads Kentucky's children to arrive at univ…
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 1:34pm -
  • Prisoner escapes by faking an email ordering his release
    Neil Moore was locked up in England's notorious Wandsworth Prison when he used a smuggled cellphone to send an email to the prison that appeared to come from a court clerk who was ordering his release on parole. Read the rest
    - 1 day ago 28 Mar 15, 11:56am -
  • Enjoy this joyful movie dancing supercut
    Sure it doesn’t include every great dancing scene in cinematic history, but this joyful supercut is still the perfect celebration of onscreen choreography. (more…)
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 15, 12:59am -
  • Be in a Treehouse: design and construction tips for arboreal living
    Thanks to his TV show, Treehouse Masters, Pete Nelson is probably the best-known treehouse designer and builder in America. His book, Be in a Treehouse, has photos of 27 beautiful treehouses from around the world, including many of his own design…
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 15, 12:59am -
  • From Napkin to blog to book: Matta
    Comedy writer John Matta has written for numerous comedy, sketch and cartoon shows, but he is most well-known for what he has written on napkins. Read the rest
    - 2 days ago 28 Mar 15, 12:57am -

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  • WP Theme: Eventum for Events
    Create a powerful events portal with Eventum and Directory Templatic Key Features of Eventum WordPress Theme Responsive design Create and manage regular or recurring events Track event participants and display them in “Event attending” lists Disp…
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  • WP Theme: SmallBiz for Corporate
    A lightweight theme ideal for anyone looking to a beautiful business site in as little time as possible. Templatic Key Features of Small Biz WordPress Theme Fully responsive design Widgetized homepage Real-time design customizer Custom CSS Editor Car…
    - 38 days ago 19 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • Theme Update: iPin Pro v2.1
    New features for iPin Pro: WordPress Pinterest Clone Theme Related pins in lightbox (no infinite loading) Random option for homepage WP HTML Editor Remember last board added Support YouTube playlist Adaptive background color (for new images only) Goo…
    - 47 days ago 10 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Magazine
    Designed for sites that have a large amount of content to display My Theme Shop Key Features of Magazine WordPress Theme Fully responsive 4 unique homepage layout 2 beautiful sliders Parallax scrolling Author box Unlimited colors & background options…
    - 48 days ago 9 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Classifieds
    A theme that will make you even more money with its strategically planned structure, modern looks and amazing benefits Templatic Key Features of Classifieds WordPress Theme Fully responsive design Multiple country/state/city support Frontend UI for u…
    - 66 days ago 22 Jan 15, 1:05pm -
  • WP Theme: Video for Gallery
    With a like/dislike feature, watch later feature, playlist, low bounce rate, integration with YouTube for view counts My Theme Shop Key Features of Video WordPress Theme Fully responsive Multiple homepage layout Video playlist Watch it later list Lik…
    - 66 days ago 22 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: LocalEdition for News
    A user is able to see more news at a glance, yet they should not feel bombarded with news… perfect for General News websites, Political & Business portals, Stock & Finance news sites and local newspaper websites Magazine3 Key Features of Local Edit…
    - 76 days ago 12 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Stack – Metro Inspired
    Inspired by Windows 8 Metro design… ideal for showcasing your portfolios and creating an unique eCommerce site Themify Key Features of Elegant WordPress Theme 7 color schemes Masonry with infinite scroll WordPress Post Formats Drag and Drop Builder…
    - 82 days ago 6 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Ink Drop for Portfolios
    Showcase your finest work and impress potential clients, perfect for freelance designers. Obox Key Features of Ink Drop WordPress Theme Upload multiple images to one portfolio item Categorize the different type of work you create Visual Customizer Ty…
    - 86 days ago 2 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Blogojoy for Blogging
    A simple, minimalist WordPress theme with unique features, allowing you to focus on blogging and content sharing. TeslaThemes Key Features of Blogojoy WordPress Theme Responsive design Masonry gallery Revolution Slider with awesome transitions effect…
    - 95 days ago 24 Dec 14, 2:00pm -