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Three Board Games for Your Inner Detective

<i>Clue</i>, in its many variations, is the classic deduction game that every kid learned once upon a time. But the genre has come a long way since then. If …

Table for two: Our favorite two-player board games

Hack a server, build a farm, and command a swarm of insects with a friend.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our …

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even …

Parenting

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Pedagogy

The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about their life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”<p>Worry not. I’m …

How to Set Up an All-In-One Retro Game Emulator with RetroArch

If you want to play all your favorite old games on your computer, RetroArch sets up a slick, all-in-one interface on your for any retro game you can …

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

20 Excellent Mario Maker Courses You Should Play

I have spent dozens of hours playing through hundreds of <i>Mario Maker</i> courses. Here's the cream of the crop.<p>One of the biggest criticisms I've seen …

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Nintendo's cruel, perverse remix of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 is mandatory E3 viewing

While E3 might not officially kick off for another two days, things have already started popping off here in Los Angeles, with both Bethesda's first ever E3 press conference and the freshly revived Nintendo World Championship rounding out Sunday night's festivities. While Bethesda's event was …

Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Drive Performance By Disabling Sleep Mode

Loving the subtle Mr. Sparkle reference.<p>Talking of which, can anyone recommend a relatively low priced (as close to £50 as possible) external that is …

Recite: Awesome Online Poster Creator

Happy Friday!<p>In a late-night Pinterest session, I came across another neat tool for poster creation…Recite!<p>Recite is an extremely easy to use website …

Silencing genes — to understand them

Hijacking a cell process called RNA interference can let scientists turn off a selected gene. Its silencing can point to what genes do when they’re …

5 Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers to Save Time in 2015

By today, you've undoubtedly read numerous <i>feel good</i> blog posts this holiday season, all meant to jump-start your motivation and excitement for the …

13 Google Chrome extensions you should know about

Google Chrome is a great browser made even better by options for customization. What makes Chrome a really personal browser is the huge catalog of …

Imperial Settlers: An Apple With a Razor Blade Inside

The game I was most looking forward to at Gen Con was <b>Imperial Settlers</b>, the new game from Ignacy Trzewiczek. Not only is he a designer whose games I …

Board Games

Video Game Characters Die Hilarious Deaths In Gashlycrumb Tinies Style

Video game characters are always getting stabbed, burned, blasted, electrocuted, and crushed—when they aren't falling to their dooms. So they're …

A Tale Of Two Final Fantasys

In 2003, two companies named Square and Enix merged, and everything went crazy. It was one of those Transformative Genre Moments, you know? The …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

DARPA wants you to play video games

The Last Starfighter it ain't, but if you ever wanted to get in good with the military without getting out of your chair, the Defense Advanced …

A brief history of video games (Part I) - Safwat Saleem

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Watch Super Metroid reimagined as an old school anime

Artist Dave Rapoza has taken <i>Super Metroid</i>, Nintendo's classic 1994 adventure game for the SNES, and reimagined it as an animated series in his latest YouTube video.<p>The clip itself is less than a minute and a half, no more than a would-be teaser — but it's just long enough to get that familiar <i>Super</i> …

Is that Animal Crossing obsession turning you into an 'otaku' citizen?

Does <i>Animal Crossing: New Leaf</i> promote an 'otaku citizenship' ethic of obsessive collection for the sake of community? That's the theme of this week's PBS Idea Channel discussion.<p>3DS game <i>Animal Crossing</i> has been a worldwide smash hit, drawing gamers into its mechanic of collecting fruit, fossils, …

The Besties 62 - All Animal Crossing, all the time

Welcome to the end of days.<p>It's rare that all four Besties find themselves smitten by a single game, let alone one for weeks on end. And yet, that's just what has happened with <i>Animal Crossing: New Leaf</i> on 3DS. It has taken the quartet by storm, sucking up every day with talk of turnip prices and …

Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Kick off your morning with this collection of healthy breakfast recipes from casseroles and quiches, to muffins and sweet rolls.<p>1 of 17<p>Southwestern …

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Queue It Up: 57 of the Best Films of the 00’s Now Available on Netflix

Queue It Up: 57 of the Best Films of the 00's Now Available on Netflix<p>It’s June, and you’ve probably already blown through all your friends’ movie …

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