Secrets of Addictive Games

8 years ago, Jason Kapalka & a couple of friends devised a puzzle game they called Bejeweled. Since its debut, Bejeweled addicts have frittered away around $300M -& more than 6B hours—on the game and its sequel. We asked Kapalka for his take on some of the most addictive puzzlers ever made and why we can’t quit playing them….

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How Google Got Its Colorful Logo

In just a few short years, Google’s logo has become as recognizable as Nike’s swoosh and NBC’s peacock. Ruth Kedar, the graphic designer who developed the now-famous logo, shows the iterations that led to the instantly recognizable primary colors and Catull typeface that define the Google brand.

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15 Great Stretches For Heavy Computer Users

Prolonged sitting at a desk or computer terminal can cause muscular tension and pain. But, by taking a five or ten minute break to do a series of stretches, your whole body can feel better. Its also helpful to learn to stretch spontaneously, throughout the day, stretching any particular area of the body that feels tense for a minute of two.

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