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Emily McCay3 years ago
Warning Signs You're in a Toxic Relationship
Fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, live happily ever after. That's the formula, right? Relationships play a huge role in the makeup of our lives and sometimes, we become so caught up in...
Emily McCay3 years ago
Most Useful Life Hacks
Life can get the best of us sometimes. Luckily for all of us who seem to be fumbling through life, there are plenty of useful life hacks to make your life easier. Have you ever been doing something an...
David Brin3 years ago
Preparing for our Posthuman Future of Artificial Intelligence 
“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell What will happen as we enter the era of human aug...
DS Peters3 years ago
The Copies
“I’m telling you, they’re acting weird. They know,” Mrs. Smith finished placing the dishes into the dishwasher, closed the door, and allowed the computer sensors to take over. “We’ve been over this, r...
Matt Cates3 years ago
Greatest Sci-Fi Authors of All Time
Readers of science fiction sometimes neglect to do our homework, don’t we? We fail, at intervals, to learn more about the creative geniuses slaving over their typewriters and keyboards to provide us w...
Hydro Wilson3 years ago
How to Ask for Weed in Foreign Languages
"Getting there is half the fun," is a philosophy that never gets old. For today's potheads traveling to distant destinations for vacation, the other half is getting high once you've gotten there. But ...

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