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These Podcasters Use FANDOM AND WELLNESS To Talk About Mental Health

This isn’t just any story. This is a superhero origin story.
One day back in 2016, Arkeida Wilson, who was in the throes of a mentally abusive relationship, took a walk in Manhattan to clear her head…and wound up taking the brunt of a terrorist b…

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GaymerX Highlights the Importance of Bringing Communities Together

GaymerX has been running fun, fabulous conventions for gamers on every point of the gender and sexuality spectrum for the last four years. While you could attend conventions in San Francisco, San Jose, and Australia, GaymerX only just recently made its first foray into the East Coast with GaymerX East in New York City. I attended the […]

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Gamer Loses 14 Pounds in 50 Days Playing the HTC Vive

As we reported last month, gamer Tim Donahey strapped an HTC Vive onto his face and a Polar H7 heart rate monitor onto his chest to learn just how many calories he burned each time he gamed in the virtual world. Remarkably, he burned a whopping 866 calories in one hour and five minutes. Inspired by these […]

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Batman Suit Sets A New Guinness World Records

Plenty of kids dream of creating a Guinness World Record. Even more kids dream of being Batman. Julian Checkley of Galway, Ireland, got to do both. And he did it in one of the more awesome ways possible. Checkley had his name entered in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition for creating cosplay with the […]

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Can You Lose Weight Playing The HTC Vive? This Gamer Is About To Find Out

Gamer Tim Donahey is a certified personal trainer and a former competitive power lifter who rowed on his college crew team. But several months ago, after the birth of his son, and an illness in a family member, his exercise routine forced him to quit. He needed inspiration. He found it in the HTC Vive. […]

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Love to Binge-Watch TV? Pity, ‘Cus It Could Kill You

If you love watching an entire season of television in one popcorn-fueled frenzy, I have some bad news: it could kill you. According to a Japanese study “Watching Television and Risk of Mortality From Pulmonary Embolism Among Japanese Men and Women” led by Toru Shirakawa, over 86,000 people in Japan between the ages of 40–79 were […]

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6 Gifts on Amazon Prime Day to Give to Your Enemies

Today is Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s day of lowered rates and deep discounts. If you absolutely, positively need something awesome shipped to your doorstep, here is your window of opportunity. Open wide. But not everything Amazon has on offer is worth buying. We found several ridiculous items, none of which we would purchase for ourselves, not […]

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People Get Weirdly Aroused When They Touch Robots

A Stanford University-based study has proved something we already know: “Physiological arousal was related to body accessibility.” In other words, the less accessible the part of the body—like the genitals and buttocks that we keep clothed in public—the more sexually arousing it is to us. But what we didn’t know is that the study can […]

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Geek & Sundry’s guide to the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift

The HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are two competing virtual reality headsets that are only just becoming available, giving the geekosphere the same tech fight we saw with the Xbox and the Playstation—or even VHS and Betamax. Although both headsets allow the wearer to better feel as if they’re part of the game they’re playing, […]

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This Guy Used Legos To Tell His Adorably Romantic Story

How do you show your love for your bae, your boo, your special someone? If you’re a writer, you might write a poem. If you’re painter, you might paint a picture. And if you’re an animator, you might create something like this short but incredibly sweet LEGO video. Kevin Ulrich, professional animator by day, helpless […]

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