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5 Indie Board Games for Your Next Paddling Trip

I was stuck with my buddies for eight days in a leaky cabin on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island once. We had a stash of whisky, a bag of BC's …

The best board games of 2015, Board Game Geek's Golden Geek awards

The internet's definitive hobby gaming community weighs in on the best of the best<p>The members of BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to source for board games community and information online, have announced the winners of the 2015 Golden Geek Awards. The big winner this year is <i>Pandemic Legacy</i>, which won …

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16 Netflix hacks that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Everyone loves Netflix.<p>The service has taken over the world because it lets you binge on your favorite shows and movies to your hearts content. And you can watch whenever, wherever.<p>But even though the standard Netflix experience is good, it doesn't mean you can't improve it with few tricks.<p>From …

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Michigan Fails to Hand Out Bottled Water in Lead-Poisoned Flint

Michigan has declared the Flint water crisis an emergency — but the state has not yet provided bottled water even though lead levels are still high.<p>Churches and other organizations have been left to fill the gap. A local sheriff who began distributing filters on his own discovered two out of three …

We gathered six directors, including Quentin Tarantino and Ridley Scott, in a room. Here's what they said.

Filmmaking is a collaborative art. Yet most movie directors work alone, in the sense that there is only one. So when a group of directors get together to talk about how they do what they do, it is with a genuine interest and curiosity in how others might approach the same problems and …

Gory movies are all pain and no gain

Ann Hornaday’s examination of recent movies drenched in gore was an important, deeply thoughtful analysis of something very wrong with our culture [“For all that film suffering, we need more than gore,” Arts&Style, Dec. 27]. Hornaday touched on exactly what is missing from the Quentin Tarantino and …

The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

These moves will absolutely torch your fat.<p>If you're asking around your gym about the best way to work out to burn fat, someone will inevitably point you to an open corner and tell you to do one single move until you drop (and can't jump back up again): Burpees.<p>The full-body exercise might just be …

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Construct an Epic Halloween Costume

Crank up your creative side and use your tablet to pull together the ultimate costume in just a few minutes<p>The only thing scary about store-bought Halloween costumes is that you might bore someone to death. Then there’s the risk of mortification if someone shows up in the same outfit. Instead, …

The “death of adulthood” is really just capitalism at work

Here’s what A.O. Scott’s lamentation about adulthood in pop culture misses: our economic transformation<p>In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, film critic A.O. Scott writes an extended and provocative diagnosis of what he calls “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.” It’s a topic Scott …

By Grabthar’s Hammer! Here Are Some Interesting Things You May Not Know About ‘Galaxy Quest’.

<i>Galaxy Quest</i> was an underrated parody of the <i>Star Trek</i> fandom and geek culture in general. It only grossed $90 million worldwide on a $45 million production budget, but it was eventually voted the seventh best Star Trek movie by fans at the Star Trek 2013 Convention. Since the movie’s turning 15 …

Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.<p>"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a sociologist at Queens College who is studying the industry, "the self-published authors walk into the room, and they say, oh, well, 'I made a quarter million dollars last …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

“Fargo” Reinforced Patriarchy From The Beginning

Despite the show's outstanding female lead, we should have seen this macho bullshit coming.<p>In a show with such an independent female lead in Molly Solverson — a woman who joked that she was married to her job — it seemed odd that all the other significant recurring female characters on <i>Fargo</i> were …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

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Creationists grow increasingly desperate in feud with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The “Cosmos” host continues to put science first — much to the chagrin of religious fundamentalists<p>Creationists want religion out of <i>Cosmos</i>, unless of course it favors them. Each week Neil deGrasse Tyson has been attacked by creationists and the religious right for anything he says that makes …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Raise Taxes to Fix the Wealth Gap, Millionaires Say

In the heated debate over inequality, the wealthy are usually portrayed as the cause rather than the solution.<p>But CNBC's first-ever Millionaire Survey reveals that 51 percent of American millionaires believe inequality is a "major problem" for the U.S., and nearly two-thirds support higher taxes on …

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece

Joel Hodgson Platon<p><b>Released in 1966</b>, <i>Manos: The Hands of Fate</i> is a D-minus of a B movie: Its plot, about desert-­dwelling pagans, makes little sense. …

Dad Trolls Detroit Lions Fan Son In The Most Humiliating Way Possible

This dad decided to troll his son in the most public and embarrassing way possible -- and he totally nailed it.<p>A mysterious billboard appeared in downtown Detroit last month announcing the 2014 football season. Featuring the downcast face of a man decked out in Lions gear, it was not the best …

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Are You Losing All Your Friends?

How to stop your social network from shrinking<p>There's a reason your social circle has felt smaller lately. On the new episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Dr. Thomas Joiner, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, reveals why men tend to lose their friends as they get older. He shares how …

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How Will Ezra Klein's 'Project X' Add Context to News?

The potential and pitfalls of an ambitious play for the future of digital journalism<p>Ezra Klein's new journalistic venture, Project X, starts with the proposition that news organizations focus too much on what's new and not enough on what's important. Or so I gather from a nicely done <b></b><i>New York</i> …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

The $15 Game That Will Get You Through The Summer Game Drought

Rogue Legacy, by Cellar Door Games.<p>The 4th of July brings with it conflicting emotions for gamers. On the one hand, the long weekend is a chance to catch up with the great games of the first half of the year, while celebrating with a socially sanctioned saturnalia of beer, meat, and controlled …