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Avatars -- Are They God in Human Form?

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion
Shammi Paranjape

Hindu belief incorporates the concept of 'avatar'- the descent of divinity into a form. Sri Krishna declares in the Bhagawad Gita that whenever there is an upheaval of unrighteousness and rampant decay of dharma, God Himself incarnates for restoring order.

This Artist is On a Mission to Replace Your Selfies with Something Far Better

Simone Collins | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

When Philadelphia-based illustrator Michele Melcher turned to Kickstarter to launch The UnSelfie Project on May 1st, she hoped to strike a chord with people, but the public's enthusiastic reaction to her campaign has by far exceeded initial expectations.

How to Find Someone's Secret Hangups by Looking at Their Profile Photo

Simone Collins | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Simone Collins

Image by freeparking (Flickr), CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons You are judged by your appearance. Fully aware of this reality, you dress and style ...

The Future Of Weddings Involves Robots (Yep, Really)

Posted 01.28.2014 | Weddings

Can't make it to your cousin's wedding halfway around the world? No problem, you can send a robot in your stead. The New York Times reports that t...

The Next Big Thing In Online Shopping: Dressing Room Avatars

Posted 09.30.2013 | Style

The ability to shop for clothing online is a miraculous development of the Internet age, a blessing to women everywhere... except for one thing: A lot...

Bianca Bosker

How This Man Is Preparing For Immortality | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- No sooner has Dmitry Itskov, a 32-year-old Russian multimillionaire, sat down at the table in his hotel room than he springs up again and ...

Breaking "the Rules": Finding Love in the Digital Age

Ramona Pringle | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Ramona Pringle

It all starts sounding very depressing... and lonely. But fear not, the future looks bright. You see, we want to connect... and not just to technology, to each other. We may not be bowling, but we are finding each other in new ways.

Cybertherapy Is Cyber, But Is It Therapy?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Sigman

To me, adding avatars to the mix may threaten the most deeply healing aspect of therapy: the implicit trust forged by the mysterious bond between therapist and patient; the world in which profound discoveries, and life changes, are facilitated.

PRIDE Festival Brings Out the Best in People (and Avatars)!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Coleen Rowley

Along with between a quarter and half a million people gathered to celebrate the annual PRIDE Festival and Parade last weekend in Minneapolis, a couple of Avatars for Peace decided to make their landing too!

Your Green Avatar Shows Support for Democracy in Iran

Robert Tolmach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Tolmach

A single click on a new website will change your Twitter avatar to have a green overlay -- the official color of the opposition movement in Iran.

Second Life Hookers Way Less Interesting Than Real Life Hookers

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

If this is as good and imaginative and kinky as hookers get in Second Life, then life must be just as dull, pedestrian and predictable as it is in the First.