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Pen Review: Monami Olika

Review by Jessica ColesLast week I was handed the Monami Olika and asked to review it. At first glance, it seemed to be a pen that you could get at …

15 Essential Canon DSLR Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

We’ve put together 15 essential Canon DSLR photography tips and tricks specifically to help you get to the grips with your camera and all the great …

Cameras

22 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read this summer

Everyone needs a good beach read.<p>We asked Wall Streeters for the books they are having trouble putting down as the weather warms up.<p>Along with titles about finance and successful figures, we also received recommendations for thrillers, novels, and historic non-fiction that make the list of perfect …

Books

Trump is what happens when postmodernism goes too far, Michiko Kakutani argues

In Michiko Kakutani’s new book, <i>The Death of Truth</i>, out July 17 from Tim Duggan Books, the former chief book critic of the New York Times puts forward an intriguing argument: The American right’s discard for the truth is a descendent of the postmodern movement, which ruled American and European …

Donald Trump

How to start running, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners

Shutterstock<p><b>The best thing about running is that it's a sport anyone can get into.</b>• <b><br>But getting started can be intimidating.</b>• <b><br>These tips from a coach who</b> …

Marathons

Promises of riches, leniency lure teens into smuggling drugs across border. Then reality sets in.

They made a lot of promises at first.<p>They promised to pay the 16-year-old $1,000 for his first drug smuggling trip across the border. It was the kind …

Crime

The psychology of why we swear — and how to do it properly in different languages

Swearing has a bad reputation. It's considered unprofessional to swear in a job interview, for example. But in reality it's something pretty much all of us do on a daily basis. In fact, we speak about 10 swear words a day on average, and children start swearing by the age of six or younger.<p>Swearing …

Linguistics

Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book

If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. <i>Food &</i> …

Writing

Learning Scrabble strategy from robots, using R

While you might think of Scrabble as that game you play with your grandparents on a rainy Sunday, some people take it <i>very</i> seriously. There's an …

Competitive Scrabble is filled with cheating, lies and backstabbing, much like everyplace else

I must preface this murderous indictment of those who would cheat at Scrabble by saying that I do not and would not cheat at Scrabble, for I am very good at it already, and I can prove it with these shocking figures: Last year, against my still-hurt friend Aaron, I played a single word for 117 …

Professional Scrabble Players Replay Their Greatest Moves: Their Most Improbable, Patient & Strategic Moves of All Time

If ever the creators of the musical <i>The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee</i> are casting about for sequel-worthy source material, we suggest they …

Follow your dreams (literally): How I designed and launched the Official Scrabble Keyboard

This past month, I released a project that I’ve been working on for a while that brought together a major consumer brand and a growing startup to …

Beyond Scrabble – 5 Superlative Games For Word Lovers

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

Double-A baseball team to wear Scrabble-inspired jerseys

Scrabble has been a popular American board game for many years. Having recently been supplanted by the digital Words With Friends, a certain minor …

Baseball

Roasted Ratatouille Tart with Goat Cheese and Mint

Be sure that one oven rack is still positioned in the center of the oven. Line a large heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with parchment.<p>Sprinkle your …

Recipes

Mike Tyson Technique Breakdown: Angles of Attack

This is a video edition of my introduction to Mike Tyson’s boxing game based on my original posts on Bloody Elbow for your viewing pleasure.<p>Read the …

Martial Arts

This guy's no slacker. At age 22, Ben Schneider already has his own slackline manufacturing business

FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- In the early '80s, a couple of bored rock climbers in Yosemite National Park came up with a new way to use their gear. They strung …

National Parks

5 Best Slacklines for Beginners - Buyer's Guide

"What's the best slackline for beginners?"<p>It's an important question, and understandable considering the hundreds of different slackline brands, …

Selling

The Best Waffle Recipe

If you're a waffle fan, <i>please</i> give these a try. Everyone needs a solid waffle recipe in their back pocket, and I'm quite sure these are the end of …

Breakfast

Keto Lovers, Listen Up! These Pure Oil Pouches Are Perfect to Get Your Fats on the Go

Beyoncé may have hot sauce in her bag, but you're about to be singing "I got premium oils in my bag, swag" thanks to FBOMB. The online-based company sells 100 percent pure, fresh, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and minimally-processed oils in six different flavors: MCT, House Blend, Avocado, …

Nutrition

Jennifer Garner Started Making This Recipe 'Years Ago' and Now It's Her 'Family's Top Request'

Jennifer Garner is making her love of pizza very well known.<p>Although the actress has experimented with many pizza dough recipes like those from Cooks …

Recipes

You Only Need One Piece of Equipment for This 3-Step, 60-Second Workout

It’s time to step up your workout routine.<p>Katie Austin is keeping our summer of sweat going with another workout. In just 60 seconds, the fitness …

Exercise

Downloads | The Great American Read | PBS

Downloadables<p>Explore the artwork from the The Great American Read Facebook page. Click on the images below to download a printable 18x24 poster. <i>Note:</i> …

Posters

Back-Building Basics

<i>Photos by Per Bernal</i><p>With a perfectly healthy lumbar spine, it’s pretty simple: Go heavy and intense on bentover rows, T-bar rows, pulldowns, and …

dugdale

Every Angle Chest Workout

A well-developed chest is the immediate focal point of the entire upper body. Thick pecs symbolize upper-body strength and power. In addition, …

Workouts

Testing Ultimate Direction’s New OCR Vest

Ultimate Direction is launching its first-ever hydration vest designed specifically for obstacle-course racing, with input from pro OCR racer Amelia Boone. I got a sneak preview of the OCR Vest ($110), which looks minimal yet durable, boasting just enough storage to get you through a long race …

Backpacking

Try buttermilk chicken...

It's a thirst quencher that's both healthy and refreshing, and over the years has also been used to prepare <i>kadhis</i>. However, in recent times, …

Recipes

A Comprehensive Guide to Fried Chicken - Chowhound

While pork may be the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, it’s chicken that’s the most versatile. Fried chicken, our favorite variety (duh), comes …

Recipes

15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …

Books

12 uplifting new children's books for the next generation of readers (and leaders)

Children’s books for enjoyment — and inspiration

Books