John Karl

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How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

Watch: How to Organize Your Editing Projects with 'The Bus Theory'

If you were ever hit by a bus, your editing workflow should be able to survive (even if you don't).For editors, establishing and maintaining a clear, …

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>The best children’s books have …

Books

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Short stories are underrated.<p>If you were asked to name a famous novel, or even a famous poem, you could probably rattle off at least a handful quite …

The modern-day Mozart

Pendo Masote, a young South African violinist, plays alongside musical superstars while balancing childhood<p>http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2017/12/04/caption/african-voices-the-modern-day-mozart-b.cnn_1777781_768x432_1300k.mp4

Violin

Why 'Bushman banter' was crucial to hunter-gatherers' evolutionary success

Barely a day goes by when proponents of greater taxation, universal income and other initiatives aimed at addressing systematic inequality are not accused of inciting the “politics of envy”. Doing so is an effective way of closing down debate; envy is, after all, among the deadliest of the “deadly …

Hunter Gatherers

12 classic books that won’t put your kid to sleep

These beloved books keep the pages turning with captivating storylines and cool characters in a variety of genres<p>If you think "classic" equals dusty and fusty, think again. When it comes to kids' books, classic means that the stories and characters are so engaging and compelling, readers have loved …

Making history safe again: What Ken Burns gets wrong about Vietnam

<b>"The Vietnam War" (PBS)</b><p>Historian Christian Appy: Vietnam was not a “tragic misunderstanding” but a campaign of “imperial aggression”<p>Patrick Lawrence<p>October 15, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Three questions came to mind when news arrived that "The Vietnam War," the latest documentary film from Ken Burns …

It’s crazy out here! 25 books to save your life, right now

The Undefeated staff on books to comfort, inspire — and light a fire in your soul<p>The call was for “favorite” books, yes, but more specifically for …

Theme vs Mechanics: The False Dichotomy

Most conversations about theme and mechanics treat games as if those are the only two elements a game has. Some comments make it seem like there’s …

Game Design

Castle Panic Review

A simple cooperative game that I people recommended to me is Castle Panic.<p>Castle Panic is like a tower defense video game - swarms of evil monsters …

The 20 best board games for families

Family game nights deserve to be met with more enthusiasm and less groaning. But it’s high time we all admit that the old standbys of our childhoods …

Board Games

13 great board games for your next date night

The couple that plays together stays together, right? But when you’ve had enough of screaming at each other over <i>Mario Kart</i> matches, maybe it’s time …

Why is my otherwise polite 8-year-old so rude at home?

<i>Q: I have an 8-year-old daughter who is by all accounts friendly (if a little shy) and polite to others at school and elsewhere, but at home she often speaks quite rudely and can be dismissive of others’ feelings. It’s been going on for a while, and nothing we’ve tried — talking to her about it,</i> …

Parenting

Essen 2016: Best board games from the biggest board game convention

Here's what to play over the next year.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage at …

Top 10 Reasons to Play Board Games With Your Kids

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>If you still think of Chutes & Ladders and Candyland when somebody mentions playing board games with their kids, then you …

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Filthy Little Atheist

<b>President Teddy Roosevelt called Thomas Paine a 'Filthy Little Atheist,'</b> a phrase with as many errors in it as words, since Paine was fastidiously clean, stood taller than most of his contemporaries at five feet ten inches, and was a professed believer in God.<p>Paine was often called an atheist by …

Are electric bicycles difficult to maintain?

If you are reading this article then you are most likely worried about how difficult it is to maintain an electric bicycle. An electric bicycle looks …

Electric Vehicles

How to: Maintain and Clean your Bike in 10 Easy Steps | Total Women's Cycling

<b>Every bike needs a little tender loving care to ensure you get a smooth ride. Here are ten top tips to keep your bike in tip top shape:</b><p><b>1. Keep it</b> …

Cleaning

The trouble with 'racial awareness' on campus

When I was at university in London in the early 1990s, Michael Jackson's mega-hit "Black or White" was forever blaring in the student bar. As we drank our flat beers, we'd sing along: "It don't matter if you're black or white." On American campuses, that statement might now be perceived as a …

Higher Education

America isn't more racist. It's just shouting it instead of whispering | Hari Ziyad

But racial disparities have existed for as long as this country has. They’re not new now that Donald Trump is using prejudice as a talking point<p>Much ado has been made about how America appears to be stuck in a new era of politics marked by a shockingly ugly racial climate. It’s generally thought to …

If the FA really thinks spitting is worse than racism or violent tackles, it should think again

Proposed six-game bans for Evans and Cisse show FA needs radical overhaul of how it punishes crimes, says Jim White<p>According to the television pundits Robbie Savage and Phil Neville, considering the matter immediately after this week’s Tyneside gob fest, there is no greater crime a footballer might …

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