Shaul Hagen

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15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have …

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Stop Reading This and Go Build Your Own Board Game

Jordan Goddard is a first-time board game designer from Carmel, Ind. Together with his partner, Mandy Moulin, he recently created and received Kickstarter backing for Collapse, a post-apocalyptic card game. Goddard tells Popular Mechanics why it's never been easier to build your own game and walks …

15 Things You Might Not Know About Iowa

It may be widely thought of as a fly-over state, but there’s a lot more to Iowa than hogs and farmland (though there are plenty of those, too). Here …

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Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

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A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in <i>Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics</i>, we may be fundamentally mistaken in …

Expedition Famous Explorers board game review

Ready to travel world?<p>As we draw to the close of summer, many families are fondly looking back on their fun family vacations. Others are still trying …

Five games that will improve your kids’ executive function

There has been a lot of recent attention focused on the importance of executive function for successful learning. Many researchers and educators believe that this group of skills, which enable a child to formulate and pursue goals, are more important to learning and educational success than IQ or …

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Phone Racer—Lego iPhone Gaming Stand

<b>Materials:</b> <br>LEGO Education kit 9686, or equivalent subset of parts<br>Printable building instructions and parts inventory: phone_racer.pdf<p><b>Introduction:</b><br>Ok, I admit it – I’m not a huge video-gamer. I’d rather play strategic board games. And when it comes to racing, I’d rather be moving at high speed with …

How Valve and Cryptozoic came together for a Portal board game (update)

The Portal board game that Cryptozoic Entertainment announced last week didn't originate from within the company, a boutique publisher of tabletop games. The idea actually came from Valve.<p>Back in 2012, the developers who made <i>Portal</i> and <i>Portal 2</i> — as well as their predecessor, <i>Narbacular Drop</i> — …

Two board games you should play right now, and one to watch in 2015

A week from today in Indianapolis, Indiana GenCon will open its doors for the 47th time. At least 50,000 gamers will gather at the largest convention of its kind, bringing together pen-and-paper RPGs, live action role-play and table top games of all sorts.<p>The past eight years that I've attended the …

Awesome School Teaches Through LARPing

There is a school in Denmark that teaches through Live-Action Role-Play. Or, LARPing. Amazing.<p>This isn't actually a documentary; it's part of a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

Billionaire Calls For A Three-Day Workweek

We should all get a four-day weekend every week, according to one of the most successful businessmen in the world.<p>Carlos Slim, the 74-year-old Mexican communications titan, recently told a business conference in Paraguay that we should only work three days a week, the Financial Times …

How Much Game Makers Get Paid

Making video games sure looks like a fun gig from the outside, doesn't it? Pouring your talents into a creation that can get played by thousands or …

Why Street Fighter Is More Than Just A Game

<i>More Than A Game</i> is a documentary that was a <i>long</i> time in the making. It chronicles the lead-up to (and events of) EVo 2011, and features interviews …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

In-Depth Presentation Demystifies the Gray Areas of Copyright Law for Photographers

This hour and fifteen minute-long presentation is one of the most detailed and useful videos on copyright law for photographers that we’ve run …

The Amazing Story Of A Game That Took 13 Years To Make

Adam Butcher has spent half his life making a single game. Today, you can finally play it—and this is the inspiring story of why it took so long for …

The Making of Monument Valley

Having sold over 500,000 copies for iOS platforms – a pretty tidy return given the £2.49 asking price – in less than two months of App Store …

Top 25 Best Hearthstone Cards

With only 30 cards to each deck, space is at a premium in <b>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</b>. Naturally some cards are better than others. Some are more …

A Story About My Uncle launches for Steam May 28

<i>A Story About My Uncle</i>, a "non-violent, first-person platform adventure game," will launch via Steam May 28, developer Gone North Games recently announced.<p>In <i>A Story About My Uncle</i>, players search for a missing relative. The game is told through a bedtime story shared between a father and …

Playing with paper: with Pixel Press, design your own game by drawing it

Are you the next Shigeru Miyamoto?<p>What if you could design a video game simply by drawing it on a piece of paper? That's the goal behind Pixel Press, an upcoming app that aims to make game design a much more approachable task. It's still in the prototype phase, but Pixel Press could potentially be …