Archive For September 22, 2017

A wireless headset let me shoot zombies in a mall in VR

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A wireless headset let me shoot zombies in a mall in VR

Facebook’s Oculus isn’t the only player in the wireless virtual reality game. Facebook just announced a wireless Oculus Rift, but there are other virtual reality companies looking to cut its grass. You can even try them out — if you live in Singapore that is. Using VRstudio’s new wireless VR headset, a shopping mall called…

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How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

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How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

We’ve all been to lifeless work events. You know the ones—big on the conference ballrooms, sparse on the hors d’oeuvres. It’s easy to see why some events flop. What’s more difficult is figuring out how to throw an off-duty soirée that’s a hit. The key is to think more about the people attending the event…

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

eri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. She studied the menu before…

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How to Cut All of Your Emails in Half (So People Actually Read Them)

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How to Cut All of Your Emails in Half (So People Actually Read Them)

When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy. I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all of those extra words, niceties, and (embarrassingly) exclamation points that make me sound a little warmer and friendlier. But, here’s the thing: I’m ultimately wasting my own time—along…

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