Scott Erwin

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2017 Board Game Award Winners

A couple of weeks ago we announced our nominees for our 5th Annual Board Game Awards. 2017 was a great year for tabletop gaming and we always enjoy …

Board Games

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from ear to ear, uplifted not just …

Happiness

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

Happiness

Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late to Simplify Your Life

<i>Note: This is a guest post from Lisa Avellan of Creative Holistic Home.</i> Is it ever too late to simplify your life?Technically, no. You should start …

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

15 Things You Should Do at Least Once a Year

Just handling day-to-day tasks can be a monster achievement (seriously, we all deserve a medal), but sometimes it can be even harder to keep tabs on …

Simplify These Things and You'll Enjoy Life a Lot More

<b>“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao-Tze</b><p>So said Lao-Tze, perhaps one …

30 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays

If you’ve ever gotten sick, or felt rundown over the holidays, you’ve experienced the fallout of holiday stress. We could attribute it to the …

Stop Obsessing or Fixating With a Fast Cognitive Technique

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment (Baer, …

Mindfulness

Ever want to build your own AI? Here’s where to start!

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>When we think about Artificial Intelligence, we tend to imagine this technology being locked away in expensive research facilities as government labs.<p>However, …

Artificial Intelligence

Meditation: What Can and Can't Be Taught

By most standards, I'm a fairly experienced meditator. I meditate daily, and have for years. I've spent months at a time immersed in silent practice. I study it, teach it, and write about it.<p>I can still wonder if I'm doing it wrong.<p>Meditation is deeply personal. Except with the broadest …

Meditation

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

'Breaking Bad'-inspired Washington, D.C., student sentenced for ricin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A “Breaking Bad”-inspired Georgetown University student who made the deadly chemical ricin in his dormitory room was sentenced on Monday to a year in jail.<p>A U.S. District Court judge ordered the student, Daniel Harry Milzman, 20, of Bethesda, Maryland, to serve 12 months and …