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You Gave Me WHAT??

Aug 23, 14 You Gave Me WHAT??

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

Earlier this year, I told you about a great start-up subscription box company named Nerd Block. Every month, they send out a box full of nerd-themed pop culture goodies to thousands of people by teaming up with some of the biggest toy makers and franchises in the business. They also try to get involved and do good things.

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Workaholism, Yup, That’s Me…

Aug 19, 14 Workaholism, Yup, That’s Me…

Posted by in Lifestyle, Mental Health

When you think of addiction, the typical things that come to mind are alcohol, drugs, caffeine, sex, bacon, stupid kitten videos, etc. Now we can add another addiction – one that apparently afflicts quite a few of us (myself included, although it’s a self-diagnosis at this point). WORKAHOLISM. Yes, workaholics rejoice! You’re not alone!

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Ice Cream Maker Lets You Churn Out 31,000 Flavors

Aug 18, 14 Ice Cream Maker Lets You Churn Out 31,000 Flavors

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Having a home ice cream machine is devilry enough, tempting one to arterial assaults in the wee hours when one rightly ought to be counting free-range sheep and firing up the negative ion generator. Night time is supposed to be the right time, to be with the one you love, not inhaling one’s object of desire with a ladle, eyes glued to the flat-screen like a carb-drunk zombie.

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How Happiness Is Related To Internet Connectivity

Aug 16, 14 How Happiness Is Related To Internet Connectivity

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Internet access doesn’t make people happy, but it is a sign of the probability of happiness. A 2013 poll measured people’s happiness state by state across America. We cross-referenced the Happiness Index from the Gallup Poll with US census numbers on the percentage of a states’ residents who access the Internet from their homes and found an interesting correlation.

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Too Much Liking And Facebook Turns Ugly

Aug 13, 14 Too Much Liking And Facebook Turns Ugly

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Anyone who has a Facebook account has probably ‘liked’ something. Sometimes the only way we communicate with each other is by liking each other’s posts. One journalist for WIRED wanted to see just what happened when he liked everything Facebook had to throw at him, whether it was something he truly liked or not. Turns out, he did not like what happened, not at all.

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The Spirits Of History

Aug 12, 14 The Spirits Of History

Posted by in An English Angle, Lifestyle

From ghosts to ghouls, to specters, spirits and lost souls, my little corner of the planet could be a paradise for the seeker of the paranormal. Today’s article will aim to give a little insight into some of that “hidden realm,” both here and in the world at large.

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Curb Family Time Distraction: No Cell Phone Day

Aug 09, 14 Curb Family Time Distraction: No Cell Phone Day

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

If you’re like jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis family from New Orleans, you appreciate the “old-school” ways of doing things. For Marsalis, that means doing without automated music created and played at the push of a button, cooking without a microwave and not being too quick to replace a lost cell phone.

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Outdoor Role Playing Is Hot In Geektowns

Aug 09, 14 Outdoor Role Playing Is Hot In Geektowns

Posted by in Lifestyle

On a recent Sunday in Volunteer Park, a medieval melee broke out. The sound of rustling chainmail commingled with deafening thwacks of foam swords against flesh. An armored knight dropped to his knees, raising his spear in anguish and triumph. "I'm about to whoop somebody's ass ... Oh, I'm dead!"

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Scrabble Dictionary Adds “Selfie” And Other Hip Words

When I'm not writing for redOrbit, or doing other things that existence tends to require such as eating, sleeping, working and so on, I am probably playing Scrabble. Not many days go by without me playing, although I should add that it is the online version on my smartphone; I don't carry a board everywhere I go and rope innocent bystanders into playing with me.

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What You Should Be Wearing Every Day, According To Science

Aug 06, 14 What You Should Be Wearing Every Day, According To Science

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science

Fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham, Lupita Nyong’o, and Solange Knowles, have popularized monochromatic color sets for the past two seasons, making it a fashion “do,” while science says it’s a “fashion faux pas.” According to a recent study, moderately matching in color is perceived to be more fashionable than those that are highly matching, or highly clashing.

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