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How mindfulness makes your brain happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness, but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you'll hear, "Umm, …

JK Rowling is giving us three 'new' books set in Harry Potter world - mined from the Pottermore archives

<b>Update, August 18:</b> This article has been amended to make it clear that not all of the stories in the new books have been written by Rowling, and that the majority of material in them is from the Pottermore archives. For more details, visit pottermore.com.<p>When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was …

The 14 Fantasy Series Every Bookworm Must Read

Looking for the ultimate list of geeky reads? Ahead, we're highlighting our editor's picks for must-read epic fantasy series, with all the elements …

Science Fiction

Find The Right Board Game To Match Your Personality

Quantic Foundry, a game analytics consultancy, recently took a full 220,000 videogamers and studied their motivations. The results were obvious in …

Board Games

Every Boardgame We Saw at Gen Con 2016

<i>Earlier today we published Keith Law’s list of the best boardgames he saw at Gen Con 2016. Here’s a bullet-pointed rundown of every other game Law</i> …

'Roll20' Is Bringing Official 'Dungeons & Dragons' Adventures to Your Tablet

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Get ready for a new dinosaur novel from Michael Crichton

When Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, he left behind a massive collection of papers: outlines, notes, and several incomplete novels. In the years since his death, Crichton’s widow Sherri has been combing through those files, and recently discovered a new manuscript called <i>Dragon Teeth</i>, which is …

Dinosaurs

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 …

5 Fantastic Story-Driven Board Games

One of the joys of tabletop gaming is the sheer variety. There are any number of ways to design a game, which always keeps things interesting. …

Board Games

This Is The Fun Way To Easily Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

You don’t laugh enough. Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?Here’s the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that …

Happiness

Top 10 universities for dentistry

Dentistry

The FDA versus the Tooth

The NYTimes has an incredible story on a simple, paint-on liquid that stops tooth decay and prevents further cavities:<p>Nobody looks forward to having …

Dental Care

How Nitrous Oxide Inspired Early Psychedelic Literature

A conversation with author Mike Jay on nitrous oxide's remarkable history.<p><i>Main image courtesy of Robert Seymour's Living Made Easy series</i><p>I love jotting down nonsensical snippets of conversation I overhear at music festivals, parties, and other drug-friendly gatherings. I've catalogued trustafarian …

Airbags

The Infinite Board Game

Double the number of games on that shelf<p>56-part piecepack system<br>• 160-page softcover book contains 50 games<br>• Plus dice, tiles, pawns, and coins - …

Board Games

See some of the best cosplay at Comic-Con

The CW, which has the most impressive TV block of comic book fodder, unleashed back-to-back-to-back-to-back panels late Saturday at Comic-Con for "Supergirl," "Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash" and "Arrow.” Each bright beacon of genre fare brought with it a bit of information, a couple of clips or …

Tips and Tricks to Keep your Board Games Looking Great

Modern board games are awesome, but they aren’t inexpensive. It’s important that you protect them. A damaged card or a missing bit might be …

Board Games