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Book review – Learn to Program with Scratch

This newly released book from No Starch Press ups the ante on Scratch programming for kids and adults. When Scratch first came out a few years ago, Scratch books used examples that were fairly easy. Now that Scratch has an enthusiastic following, books that delve deeper into Scratch are appearing …

Easy Beginner Game Programming WIth SCRATCH! Windows and Mac

Game Programming

Teaching Kids To Think Using Scratch

I’ve been teaching Scratch to my students lately, and it’s made me remember just how much I enjoy dabbling with programming. I’m really not much of a …

Snap! (Build Your Own Blocks) 4.1

<b>Build Your Own Blocks</b><p>What do you get if you combine<p>• drag-and-drop interface<p>• visual metaphors for loops,<p>conditionals, etc.<p>• …

Software

Pumpkin Tutorial for the Scratch Programming Language - Steps 1 and 2

Introduction: Pumpkin Tutorial for the Scratch Programming Language - Steps 1 and 2<p>Scratch, created by MIT, was developed to introduce kids to …

Walnuts Through Time: Brain Food, Poison, Money, Muse

The latest on the list of foods for boosting memory, concentration, and cognitive function may just be a handful of walnuts. A recent study published in the <i>Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging</i> (and, to be fair, funded in part by the California Walnut Commission) found that walnut-eaters scored …

New York State

15 Healthy Foods to Buy at Costco

Those who think that eating healthfully means spending big bucks and shopping at specialty stores and organic markets hasn't been to Costco lately. A recent spin through the aisles turned up a surprising number of wholesome offerings, making a lot of good food accessible and affordable to a lot of …

Barbecue Secrets From Carolina Pitmaster Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell has opened--and closed--some of the most celebrated barbecue joints in North Carolina. His latest venture was a slick neon and glass restaurant with a designer bar next to Bull Durham Stadium--about as different as his previous establishment--a cinderblock joint called The Pit.<p>But …

Is Cinnamon Bun Oreo's Newest Flavor?

The latest treat to get the Oreo-treatment? Cinnamon buns. According to <i>People</i>, images of the alleged new flavor have surfaced on the internet. The pictures show that the Oreo is made of cinnamon cookies with a "cinnamon bun flavored creme." The packaging also doesn't appear to feature the words …

The Best Pillsbury Hacks You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p><i>Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist</i><p>Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, but they will make you feel unnaturally powerful because you're able to whip up incredible caramelized-on-the-outside, warm-and-soft on-the-inside cinnamon …

11 Ways To Preserve iPhone Battery

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Ellie Wiseman | 01 11 2016<p>© getty<p>You'll want to take note<p>Let's set the scene: you haven’t charged your phone all day and now …

Batteries

iPhone 6s Review: A Slightly Better iPhone 6

The iPhone 6s addresses most of our smartphone complaints, but not the biggest—better battery<p>The next iPhone doesn’t teleport you to your meetings. It can’t defy gravity, and it won’t brush your dog’s teeth. And it turns out most people are OK with that.<p>The iPhone 6s is... an iPhone. The best …

Mobile Technology

8 Swift Judgements That Are Made When People Meet You Within Seconds

According to recent studies, people are inclined to form an impression of one another within just seven seconds of meeting them. So whether you are …

This Ukrainian 220-Year-Old Apple Tree Has a Very Unique Way of Staying Alive

The city of Krolevets, in Ukraine’s Sumy region, is home to the world’s most unique apple garden, consisting of only one tree. Spanning 10 acres, the …

Royal Family

Warning: Do Not Look the Sculpture in the Eyes

That's what the sign at the museum said. Naturally, that's the first thing that visitors tried to do.<p>This is <b>Do Not Look into the Eyes</b>, an interactive …

Art