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Don't worry, board games: video games can't steal what makes you great

Surely there’s nothing a board game can do that a video game can’t do better, right?<p>After all, board games are so limited. You have to fit them on a table, and make them out of real, tangible <i>stuff</i>. Video games can do whatever you can imagine!

Board Games

Top 8 Board Games for Children with Gaming Parents

There are a lot of really awesome board games out there and after having a child I quickly realized that my love of gaming would be passed down to my …

Search Results

Harvard

Meet Pavel Tsatsouline, King of the Kettlebells

For anyone who takes fitness and sports seriously, learning for the first time about Pavel Tsatsouline is like being inducted into a secret club. …

Exercise

3 Quick Total Body Workouts Recommended by the Pros

We’ve all done it: You start a workout regimen, excited about getting into shape. You aced the first one. On the second, you were feeling strong. …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Discommon Goods Watch Wallet

Where your passport goes, your watches generally follow. The Discommon Goods Watch Wallet is designed to hold both. Handmade in the USA from waxed …

Shopping

Choosing a Family Board Game

Choosing a Family Board Game<br>This post is from The Board Game FamilyWe’d like to give a shout-out to <b>The Dicey Goblin</b> online board game store.A few …

Everything You Know about Sitting Ergonomically Is Wrong

Sitting is hard. It’s certainly hard on our bodies, which are long and agile and meant to be moved, stretched and used — not crumpled into unnatural …

The 25 Best Cars Under $50,000 in 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This list has been updated for 2017.<p>The number of cars on sale today is mind-numbingly high, and companies like BMW and Mercedes, who …

Living Rooms

15 Incredible Dive Watches Under $1,000

<i>Last Updated January, 2018:This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Reality check: your watch …

Do CEOs Really Have the Power to Raise Wages?

Here’s how one introductory economics textbook begins its discussion of how much workers get paid:<p>“We explain how a wage rate is determined in much the same way we’d explain how the price of soybeans is determined. We do this for one simple reason: It works.”<p>Except it doesn’t always work. Supply …

Income Inequality

PosiGen solar panels: How one company is making renewable energy affordable for the working class.

Green, energy-saving technologies are essentially luxury products. Solar rigs and energy-efficiency upgrades require big upfront investments in …

Solar Power

Our Top 10 Criterion Collection Movies

We love Hollywood blockbusters as much as the next guy. Big explosions, epic story arcs, soft and sentimental piano music: at the end of a long week, …

7 Best Wireless Running Headphones of 2017 (At All Budgets)

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: We’ve added selections for best all-around wireless running, exercise, and workout headphones. This list includes new</i> …

Science And Religion: Surveying The Field Of Battle

“As the scientific evidence has accumulated in favor of Darwinism,” writes Kelly James Clark, “many Christians have defensively retreated into unscientific, untenable biblical literalism. Conflict is an apt metaphor for the ongoing battle between Darwinian evolution and biblical literalism.”<p>Clark …

Amazon’s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books

If you’ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software, …

Archives

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Each beacon will last 18 months, and they are water-resistant and UV-coated to protect the radios, circuitry, and processor inside. They work up to 50 feet from your phone indoors and 150 feet outdoors — all with an accuracy of under a foot. "It's not a proximity device. We're actually measuring …

Internet of Things

The 13 Best Office Chairs of 2017

<b>UPDATED FOR 2017</b><br>Not all desk chairs are created equal. These are the best out there for 2017. In this roundup, you’ll find updated reviews of these …

The sharing economy is a lie: Uber, Ayn Rand and the truth about tech and libertarians | Salon.com

Sharing Economy

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Why to Start a Family | The Art of Manliness

Of the many “contradictions” of Churchill’s life, one of the most interesting is that while he loved high-flying adventure, and relished danger, …

This Unique Mobile Keyboard Folds Smaller than an iPhone 4

Typing on cellphones and tablets sucks. Virtual keyboards can be effective, but they take up half of your screen’s real estate. On the other hand, portable keyboards then tend to be either too small (limited by your tablet’s screen size), or too clunky to carry.<p>A company called WayTools wants to …

Today in Gear: January 14, 2015

<b>Persol PO9714S Sunglasses</b><br>The original Persol 714 sunglasses were damn cool — hell, they were Steve McQueen’s shades of choice. But Persol’s new …

Front-Facing Camera

The Best Facial Moisturizers for Men

The more time you spend outside camping, hiking, swimming and hanging by the fire, the more your skin takes on a healthy glow. Ah, those are the good …

Best of 2014: Films

Of the top ten grossing films in this year’s box office, only one wasn’t a part of, or the start of, a series: <i>Maleficent</i>, a reimagined <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> …

The Resistance: Avalon

<b>When you hear the name Wil Wheaton,</b> different images might flash in your mind: the bookish teen Gordie, who goes out to find a dead body with his friends in <i>Stand by Me</i>; the gifted yet kind of snobbish cadet Wesley Crusher in <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>; and most recently, the proponent of all …

These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

I have to admit it was the look of the tiny Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier tower speakers that first piqued my interest. My samples were finished in a textured "Fender Tweed Amp" covering, a refreshing contrast to the usual boring black. Measuring a scant 4 inches wide and 32.5 inches tall (10.1 x …

Audiophile

Download 135 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that we've recently spun out a collection of Free Philosophy eBooks (from our larger, more diverse …