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Do actions really speak louder than words?

The short answer? Well, yes, they do. The long answer? Well, not really. No, not at all.

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Here’s ten major sports—described in one sentence

Everyone has probably watched a sport, and everyone has their personal favourite. Here are ten of the most popular sports, described in one sentence (sorry cricket).

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Why you shouldn’t use a thesaurus at every chance you get

Many people use thesauri to “buff” their writing, or to learn new and fancy words. But is that really a good idea, and does it really work out?

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Why adult colouring books are stupid (and why you shouldn’t use them)

Introducing colouring books, the latest way adults pretend that they’re children (while still demanding to be respected like adults).

Courtesy of Amos Kwok

Game Designer’s Notes #9: Cooperative games

Trying to beat other people isn’t the only way to play games. Sometimes working together can be fun too, and that’s where cooperative games come in.

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Your Name.: thoughts, opinions, and review (and why it’s Oscar material)

Your Name. tells of the story of a country girl and a city boy, who, several times a week, swap bodies. It’s one of the best films of 2016.

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The evolution of the Disney Princess Movie—and why Disney should just give it up

As another Disney princess hits the big screen, it’s time to question whether there really should be anymore Disney princesses—and if so, what their purpose is.

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Researchers think that they can predict criminals using facial features—here’s why it won’t work

More and more people are developing AIs that can catch and judge criminals. But is it actually as helpful or accurate as it looks?

Courtesy of Amos Kwok

Game Designer’s Notes #8: Preventing never-ending games

Everyone knows that one game that takes eons to play. Is there a way to prevent games from getting that long?

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Why the “Yelp for people” app, “Peeple”, is idiotic beyond belief

Peeple is a social media app that allows you, like Yelp, to rate others. And yes, it’s a stupid and dangerous idea. Here’s why.