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Amazon's Running the Biggest Board Game Sale We've Ever Seen, Today Only

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If your board game cabinet has been gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your collection with today’s board game Gold Box sale on Amazon, the largest we’ve ever seen.

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Kingdom Heart III Features Retro LCD-Style Mini-Games

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This weekend, Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts III will feature playable retro-style mini-games.

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A blind taste test to determine the best ranch dressing

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As Heinz and ketchup goes, so goes Hidden Valley and ranch. Brand affinity affects taste perceptions, and as we found out in our blind taste test of ketchup, the most popular brand don’t always score the highest points when you can’t see the label.

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Avicii, DJ and electronic music star, dead at 28

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Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, who performed under the name Avicii, has died at the age of 28, according to a statement from his publicist. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon…

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Online communication: "If you just message 'hi' and nothing else I assume I’m getting fired"

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I have a friend who used to always put "Mark" and only "Mark" in the subject line of emails to me. It vaguely bugged me but I never told him to stop. Then I found out he did it to a mutual friend and she told me it really freaked her out and she told him to stop. She said having email with nothing but her first name as the subject made it seem like the message was going to have ominous news and she was loathe to open it.

In as essay for The Outline, Casey Johnston shares a similar experience: a boss who slacked "hi!" and only "hi!" Johnstone thought this meant she was about to be fired.

“Hi” implies “I need to have a full conversation with you that you’re going to be present for,” which is never good. Once I respond, if she responds to my response fast enough, I can’t theoretically pretend to not have seen what she just said, because I was literally physically JUST there, responding; no one responds and then immediately logs off. Once I respond, she has me, but I don’t know what for. It’s like she has laid a trap that is very obviously a trap that I have to now just walk into knowing I’m about to get lit up for something. Except that I don’t, really, because all she said was “hi!”

All she wanted was for me to fix a misspelling of a source’s name in a piece. So I’m sorry, Erika, that I didn’t punctually respond to your “hi,” I was very busy having a heart attack.

If I got slacked "hi!" I wouldn't mind. Getting a "hi" without an exclamation point would seem like bad news was about to come, though.

Image: By fizkes/Shutterstock

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The Fantastic Final Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces the Full X-Force Roster

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The last trailer for Deadpool 2 namedropped the infamous black ops X-Team, X-Force. Now, we get to meet the actual members of the team as Wade Wilson goes on a mission against his longtime time-hopping frenemy.

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