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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 …

The Essentialist Guide to Insane Productivity (and Happiness!)

<i>“Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver</i><p>Earlier in 2015, I was grappling with stress and being less …

Cooperatives: Pokemon X and Y

I want to thank young me.<p>After finishing <i>Pokemon Red</i> in 1998, twelve-year-old me decided to never again play a Pokemon game. The choice was probably based on some sad perception of what was and wasn't cool at the time, but I appreciate the results nonetheless. By missing out on a decade and a half …

Five Best Language Learning Tools

Learning a new language is difficult, which is why there's a huge market for tools and apps to help you do it. Some of them are really helpful and …

Unsubscribe from All LinkedIn Emails with This Simple Bookmarklet

If you’re on LinkedIn, you probably get a barrage of incessant email notifications every day. Here’s an easier way to unsubscribe from them.<p>Chengyin …

Seven Great, Underrated Desktop Wallpaper Sites

When it comes to decorating your desktop with new wallpaper, you probably have some favorite sources already, and we hopefully our Wallpaper …

Ten Affordable Ways To Improve Your Car

Car tuning is not as complex or ridiculous as films might suggest. Follow some basic steps and you can end up with more power, better fuel economy …

Sports Cars

How To Destankify Your Car Cheaply And Without Chemicals

Sometimes you find the perfect vehicle, but the interior leaves a little bit to be desired. Mint interiors where the previous owner smoked like a …

Gardening

The Best Digital Tools for Organizing Your RPG Campaign

CommanderVideo endless runner is now free online

Gaijin Games has launched a free-to-play endless runner based on the Commander Video character, best known for its appearance in various retro-style Bit.Trip games.<p>The 8-bit 2D sideways scroller features the eponymous Commander Video jumping and avoiding obstacles, complete with 1980s-style sound …

Ask Nick Sullivan: Where To Find Affordable Boots

<i>From the August 2013 issue</i><p><b>When you recommend boots that cost $500, it ups the envy in my bloodstream a bit. What say you for the man whose range for boots is from $80 to $150?</b><p>— Michael Grady, Plymouth, Mass.<p>I get asked this all the time, Michael. I'm reminded of my student days, when hefty copies …

Clothing

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

How To Make Cocktail Foam - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen - Small Screen

Cocktails

Cognac Distilling, Barrels and Evaporation

Cognac wines are distilled in Alembic stills of copper, and always twice. When the still is charged the first part of the distillate is collected …

Cognac

How to make the God of War Cocktail - Tipsy Bartender

Bartender Questions: Drinking Like...Papa John's?

<b>Mark MacMinn, 35</b> <br>Kask<br>Portland, Oregon<p><b>How'd you get here?</b> By chance. A friend of mine was a chef at a brand new bar that was opening in Nashville, and I was working in coffee. When I watched the guys making drinks, I decided that was something that I wanted to do. I put all of my effort into …

Cocktails

Learn a New Creative Skill This Weekend

When you've got a little free time on your weekend, you can't find a better way to use it than picking up a new skill. We've shared a few options in …

Creativity

This Cheap, Easy-to-Build Standing Desk Fits in Tiny Spaces

By now, we all know about the benefits of standing desks, but replacing your own desk is a big leap of faith. If you want to practice with a standing …

Sit or Stand: The Multi-Position Corner Workspace

If you want to see a home office that packs a lot into a little, look no further. Reader Shawn McBee modified an IKEA MICKE desk to fit into the …

Boost Your Willpower with This Meditation Technique

Your willpower is constantly being tested, which makes things like eating healthier, exercising more often, and waking earlier so very hard. The good …

10 Stylish Watches and Bracelets to Wear Now

<b>Yesterday, we told you</b> all about the terrible wrist-wear trends you should avoid at all costs. Now, we're bringing you the flip side of that coin, with ten of the best bracelets and watches on the market right now. From understated leather wraps and Swiss-made timepieces to a sterling silver cuff …

Men's Fashion

The "Stay Hungry" Home Screen

Reader Andreaslarsendk has shown off this super-simple, vector home screen for iOS with an inspirational reminder.<p>If you want to get this look on …

Cydia

Don't Study Success to Learn How to Be Successful

We like to look at successful people in our field and ask what they did right, but we really ought to ask what they (and others) did wrong. …

Self-improvement

How To Build A Healthier PC Gaming Table For Under $200

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …