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Tapping Into the Emotional Side of Video Games: Developing Hope, Healing and Love

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“Video games have always been a part of my life,” said Jenovah Chen. “I always played games with my friends, but as I got older, my friends stopped playing.”

Chen, president and co-founder of thatgamecompany, wondered why that was. While his friends said they were too busy, it wasn’t that they didn’t have time for other forms of entertainment.

“People still read novels, watched movies, listened to…

How to Guest Blog in Light of Google’s Restrictions

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At the beginning of 2014, Google’s Matt Cutts made headlines by stating that guest blogging was dead. This caused a lot of stir in the online community. People naturally got defensive and protested this as unfair. After all, hasn’t almost everyone used guest blogging to help with SEO at some point or another?

In late March, Cutts followed through on his statement and shut down a popular guest blogging website called MyBlogGuest. This proved he was serious about his campaign against guest…

Win $1,000 From JackThreads and Find Your Dream Job

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Are you ready to revive yourself for spring? Mashable and Wakefield have partnered to bring you the right ingredients for a flourishing season: a fresh wardrobe and a new career.

Enter our sweepstakes here for your chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at the online men’s fashion retailer Jackthreads. JackThreads, a Thrillist company, curates contemporary men’s products and embodies the culture of dudes looking good

Also check out Thrillist’s openings on the Mashable Job Board if you’re…

Hilarious Flight Attendant Makes Air Travel Tolerable

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Relieving the stress of flying often requires more than extra bag of mini-pretzels.

After a long day, a Southwest Airlines attendant on a flight to Salt Lake City incorporated a few one-liners into her usual safety spiel for some much-needed comic relief. You might have heard a few wisecracking versions of the safety announcement before, but we doubt you’ve heard this many delivered this fast

She invited smokers to step outside for a puff, apologized for anyone traveling with small children…

3 Techniques for Acing a Phone Interview

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Increasingly, employers are phone screening job candidates before inviting them for an on-site interview.

Maybe this is good news. Phone interviews are easier, right? You can have a bunch of cheat sheets in front of you — your resume, sample answers to common interview questions, and key facts about the company. You can wear your pajamas — heck, you can even stay in bed while you chat!

Well, not exactly. In fact, the number one mistake job candidates make on phone interviews is sounding…

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10 Fresh Apps for Fashion Enthusiasts

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It’s hard to beat the experience of admiring racks and racks of clothes in your favorite store before finally selecting a piece you can’t leave without. Despite the proliferation of ecommerce apps, when it comes to apparel and accessories, shopping from your phone can fall short.

But that doesn’t mean there’s any less fun to be had on your phone for fashion enthusiasts. Expressing yourself through fashion is an art, and one inherently suited for both socially integrated apps as well as…

10 Fresh Apps for Fashion Enthusiasts

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It’s hard to beat the experience of admiring racks and racks of clothes in your favorite store before finally selecting a piece you can’t leave without. Despite the proliferation of ecommerce apps, when it comes to apparel and accessories, shopping from your phone can fall short.

But that doesn’t mean there’s any less fun to be had on your phone for fashion enthusiasts. Expressing yourself through fashion is an art, and one inherently suited for both socially integrated apps as well as…

Gold Medal Wi-Fi Routers in Every Category

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When it comes to life’s biggest challenges, a shoddy Wi-Fi signal is right up there with healing a broken heart and opening the stuck lid of the pickle jar. Whether you’re trying to get some work done, trying to rack up a new high score in your favorite video game, or in the middle of a Netflix binge, seeing that spinning load symbol is enough to send even the most level-headed person into a blind rage.

And while there are plenty of ways to boost a weak signal, it’s common sense that if you…

Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013

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Gone are the days when non-profits needed to rely only on street canvassing and paper pleas for donations. Email and social media are quickly revolutionizing charity, and according to a new study from M+R and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), 2013 was the space’s best year yet.

The study breaks down exactly how leading U.S. non-profits performed online in the past year. In 2013, Internet users donated more than ever before — online giving…

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The Prank That Puts Your Fake Pregnancy Scare to Shame

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A group of students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., turned their professor’s own cellphone policy against him in an April Fools’ prank for the books

Macroeconomics professor Stephen Barrows insists that anyone whose phone rings during class must answer it — on speakerphone. So when a student’s phone rang on April 1, she answered the call, only to have her (fake) pregnancy test results announced to her classmates. Barrows’ reaction is priceless — before (and after) finding out it…