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Annuities, Experts and My Losing 90 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Don McNay

I was in a coffee shop, having breakfast with my daughter, Angela Luhys, on a week when my weight loss had reached the 90 pound mark since November. While sharing this great milestone with Angela, the guy in the booth behind me was trying to sell an annuity.

Top 10 Geekiest Cities in America

Donny Gamble | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Donny Gamble

Once upon a time, "geek" was considered a derisive label. The word alone conjured images of suspenders, pocket protectors, and wedgies. But with time, that has changed, as those skills formally relegated to geekdom have proven to be fundamental in a technology-driven economy.

NYCC - Worthy or Not?

Anthony Otero | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Anthony Otero

Now, NYCC is all glitz, glamor, and cosplay and in the end, all we really wanted was the NY Comic Con to be as big as the San Diego one. So congrats NYCC you made it! You are just as big and impossible to get into as your brethren.

The Star Wars Trailer Is Out, And This Catholic Priest Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion

The Force is strong with this one. A Dutch Catholic priest filmed himself watching the second trailer for the upcoming addition to the Star Wars sa...

How Can You Be the Best Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons 4e?

Quora | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Dungeons & Dragons is a social contract, everyone comes to the table with certain expectations and when they don't meet is when you run into problems. Some people expect the DM to dominate the narrative, some people expect to have a lot of agency in where the plot goes, conflicts arise when everyone's expectations don't match up.

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

Webbmedia Group's "2015 (Tech) Trend Report" Sets The Pace

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

What irony within a fortnight! Stephen Hawking rings alarms about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) with machines outsmarting humanity, co...

Hermes, God of Geeks?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Hermes, the Greek God with wings on his shoes and wide-brimmed hat, carries a caduceus staff. Known to the Romans as Mercury, Hermes is also the Lord of Information: the patron god of... geeks.

Talking on Sunshine; WX GEEKS, the Weather Channel's New Sunday Show

Julia LeStage | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Julia LeStage

All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.

Jonathan London Surveys the Geekscape

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

Geekscape, which started out as something akin to a Wayne's World-type program broadcast from Jonathan London's Los Angeles living room, has transformed into a fledgeling media empire with over 200,000 unique monthly visitors and growing.

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Dana Rudolph | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Many of us have been bending our characters' genders and sexual orientations for years, but it's terrific to see the game officially embrace this.

Songbirds and Superwomen

Graham Milne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Graham Milne

Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

Geek the Library -- Literally

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Sharon Kay Edwards

Libraries across the country are participating in a nationwide campaign called "Geek the Library" which seeks to spread awareness about the vital role libraries play in their communities and how they are funded.

The Scholar's Obligations

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

In a climate of increasing contempt for the intellectual, why bother? We bother because it is one of our most important obligations.

Why Is Gaming Today So Insufferable, and How Can We Fix It?

Noah Baron | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Noah Baron

Games have the potentiality to advance empathy and social justice -- but they haven't.

What Is It Like to be a Geek in a Prison?

Quora | Posted 02.26.2014 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous user, on Quora Before prison, I worked in IT consulting, so I definitely felt l...

5 Alternative Versions of Santa

Oren Mendez | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

This skinny-jeans-wearing, hipster Santa can be easily lured by Instagram pictures of milk and cookies. Wait for him by your bedroom window, since there's no chance he'll climb down the chimney and ruin his outfit, and the main door is too mainstream for him.

When Did Introverts Become So Cool?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Do you only arise from the depths of your private room like a mystical unicorn once in a blue moon? Do you prefer Netflix to the company of other peop...

8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.

Everything I Needed to Learn in Life, I Learned From Star Trek

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My lack of the cool gene is actually quite freeing. It means that I'm free to pursue interests that others wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. For example: Star Trek.

Why Comic-Con Is Dangerous to Our Intellectual Health

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comic-Con -- and all that it represents -- is yet another pointless distraction, a way to keep the masses occupied while all the other important stuff goes down.

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.