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10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Top 10 Board Games of 2017

As is the tradition here at BGQ, we close out the year with my Top 10 Games of 2017. This is always a hard list to write because there are always so …

Board Games

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

Travel

12 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Love your slow cooker? Try one of these top-notch recipes for stews, tacos, lasagna, and more.<p>Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet …

10 Slow-Cooker Breakfasts That'll Be Ready When You Wake Up

I have a complicated relationship with breakfast. I'm obsessed with the food—eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, oh my! And I love the way a healthy, well-rounded …

Cooking

GMs: Get Your Players Off The Bench And Into Character With These 3 Tips

Roll-playing vs Role-playing. The tide of this debate has shifted greatly over the years. It wasn’t more than a decade ago that any request to play, …

Learn How to Use Your Slow Cooker or Crockpot

The crockpot or slow cooker is one of the best time-saving appliances in the kitchen. It's great for beginning cooks because all you have to do is …

This veteran gamer created his own high-tech D&D custom table

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>Dungeons & Dragons has grown in popularity the last several years, with new digital toolkits that make a Dungeon Master’s job …

This Insane 18-Day Trip Will Take You Around the World for Just $1,300

Travel<p>By Joe McGauley Published On 09/20/2017<p>@jwmcgauley<p>By Joe McGauley @jwmcgauley Published On 09/20/2017<p>People often toss out the line "I want to …

Flying

The most stunning wildlife photos of 2017

Beneath the Antarctic ice, Weddell seals play in underwater caverns. Resplendent quetzals deliver food to their young in a Costa Rican cloud forest. And an elephant gazes at a photographer as her herd quenches its thirst by the edge of a waterhole.<p>Even as hurricanes and wildfires wreak havoc on …

Nature

We're Ready to Move Into This 7-Star Hotel in Bali With the World's Best Swimming Pool

Warning: the following information will make you want to permanently move to Bali, Indonesia.<p>The name of the hotel alone, Hanging Gardens of Bali, makes it sound like a place we want to be right now, but the destination itself more than lives up to your imagination. The breathtaking boutique hotel …

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Tips for Beating a Polygraph Test<p>A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine …

Lie Detection

D&D on your tablet and in your browser, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

Bring your party together and play, wherever they are<p>Roll20, one of the most popular virtual tabletop solutions, will now offer officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. The browser-based software includes both video and voice chat, and even integrates with Google …

The most fiendishly complex Dungeons & Dragons traps

Originally published back in 1981, <i>Grimtooth’s Traps</i> details a whopping 101 different edition agnostic traps for use in roleplaying games like …

Dungeons and Dragons

The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Echo

Imagine Steve Jobs walking out onto the stage in January of 2007, holding up the never-before-seen iPhone, and saying, “It’s a phone!” Of course, he …

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter your personality, there are certain traits …

Top 10 books about spies

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

Top 10

The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>William J. Astore<p>May 16, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of …

War

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

National Parks

Digital & Dragons: DungeonScape becomes digital face of D&D

In a world...<p>One of the biggest releases at GenCon this year was the latest edition of pen & paper stalwart, Dungeons & Dragons. I love D&D and …

The best Alien game is a text adventure

The <i>Terror Aboard the Speedwell</i> is a humble piece of interactive fiction, made in Twine. It has no graphics, no sound, no "presentation" to speak of, outside of a sole image at the outset and its stark sci-fi font. Using only text and presenting the player with increasingly-difficult choices, it …