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Top 3 Organizational Tips for Busy Parents

It's that time of year again, spring cleaning, and being organized is the hot topic of conversation. Everywhere you look, friends, celebrities and news outlets are promoting the life-changing power of organization.<p>What is a busy parent to do?<p>We asked our Kids in the House experts for their advice …

10 tips for writing emails people will respond to

They ignored you. (Again).<p>So, um, yeah, you check your nails, and, uh, hope that nobody will notice.<p>It doesn't have to be this way.<p>Most people get blown off because their emails are a bit rough, maybe try to say too much, and seem like, <b>whoa</b>, a lot of effort to read.<p>And that's because most email …

Google Drive

Ask someone "How are you?": a Blue Monday message

Even though it’s a horrible question for me to answer (because I don’t want to answer either way), I appreciate knowing that someone cares. Let me handle the awkwardness of the question and let’s end the stigma around mental health<p>I’d like you to stop for a second and ask yourself, “How many times …

Mental Health

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Minimalism

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.<p>In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when …

Psychology

The 22 Worst Decisions You Can Make at the Gym

You signed up for a gym membership, which may, in fact, be one of your poorer decisions. But now you’re locked into a contract, so you might as well …

Health Mistakes From Your 20s That You'll Pay for Later

One more tequila shot? Why not!? Two more pounds of bacon? It’s delicious. Three more hours of <i>Game of Thrones</i>? After that bacon and tequila, …

The Worst Exercises, According To Personal Trainers

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p>@erinkellysays<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If 2016 is the year you vow to dust off your Converse high tops and get back to the gym, there are a few things you should know. Like, you need new shoes.<p>Oh, and the sit-up -- you know, that exercise you had to do for a minute if you wanted the …

Exercise

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools.

There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research …

Humanities
Books

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Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Stereotypes

A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.<p>For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …

To This Day

How the boundary between board and video games is blurring

Innovative games in both mediums are borrowing mechanics from each other. And this time, it seems to be working out<p>• Vandalism, insults and sex - a day in the life of a games designer<p>• Machi Koro review: quick, light and full of charm<p>It’s easy to paint board games and video games as natural …

Black Fleet Review

It’s the golden age on the high seas, when tall wooden sailing ships roamed the earth plying their trade. You, a commander of a flotilla of ships on …

Board Games

New Game Round-up: Multiplying Sentinels, Raging Vikings, Avenging Heroes & Flicking Bandits

• On Nov. 28, 2014, I announced <i>What the Flick?!</i> as the final title for a Western-themed, team-based, disc-flicking game from Z-Man Games and the …

Board Games

Top 10 Board Games of 2014

2014 is coming to a close and, as is our annual tradition here at Board Game Quest, we are going to take one last look back at the year. I swear it …

New board games fun

Black Fleet has been a family hit.<p>We’ve had a blast playing a bunch of new board games that we got for Christmas.<p>The extended time off from work and …

Tokaido Review

There are several definitions of the concept of “Zen”. One that I found recently reads as follows: “Zen is the idea of living fully in the present …

Concept Review

So what makes a good party game? Your answer will probably depend on who you ask as everyone has their own preferences and requirements. This past …

Board Games

New Game Round-up: Roberto Fraga Challenges You with Underwater Hunts, Cracked Ice, Medical Emergencies, Cannibal Penguins and More

• Designer Roberto Fraga has announced a few — wait, a half-dozen?! — pending publications in 2015, starting with <b>Spinderella</b> from Zoch Verlag (and to …

6 Tips for Learning a New Board Game

What’s the best way to learn a new board game?<p>We received this question from a reader last week and realize that plenty of people may have the same …

Board Games

Form Better Habits (and Make Them Stick) with a Weekly Habit Sprint

One of the problems most people face when creating new habits is that when things go wrong, the habit change falls apart. That's because every habit …

San Francisco

3 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Single Hour

<i>“Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin</i><p>Time is a key resource that we simply cannot replenish. The 24 hours of each day are all we are given—once spent, these hours are lost forever. This means that if you’re struggling to fit all of your priorities and “to-dos” into your day, it’s …

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Game of thrones lindy. <br>I think so.<p>Guys is it spring yet? I fucking love Game of Thrones so please enjoy this video of the Swamp Donkeys playing the theme.

Student Fashion: A Guide To Dressing Well At School

At the beginning of student life, there’s something charming about just scraping by. You’re sleeping no more than 2 hours a night, skipping any class …