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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sudoku - A Worldwide Phenomenon



If you have heard of Sudoku, then chances are you have been living in a bunker for the last year or so. Sudoku is a new craze that is taking the puzzle world by storm. It’s gone from a little known topic, to having over a million searches a month on the web… that’s as much as Paris Hilton. For those of you who don’t know what Sudoku is, it’s essentially a game of numbers. You start with a 9 x 9 grid that is split up into 9, 3 x 3 grids. This initial grid will have a series of numbers strewn over it in what seems to be a completely random madness. However, there is a method behind the madness here. You see, you need to ensure that you have the numbers 1-9 in each of the 3 x 3 grids, however you cannot have a number in the same line as itself in another grid....Read On

Thursday, June 27, 2013

How Astrology Works For You?

Whether you believe in astrology or not, if there is any astrology column in the news paper/magazine you purchase, you will not skip it. Whatever may be your comments on the merits of the predictions- if it is favorable you are not going to curse the astrologer. If it is unfavorable, you just shrug your shoulders and say one prediction for millions! Does it make any sense? Your horoscope, in short, pertains to the planetary positions at the time of your birth. You came into this world, without any options; nobody consulted you about your time of arrival. That which....Read On

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Is Chess A Sport? Should I Buy A Chess Set?



The first few games weren't too painful, I lose at a lot of things to my son these days. Then it got a tad uncomfortable, some games were ending in 10 minutes. Is this a real sport? Can I throw something? Things got better after a while and I started to really enjoy the challenge of thinking 5 moves ahead. I decided to get a few books on chess and a new chessboard to really go after my new game. Unfortunately the first line on a website's sales page for chess sets was "There are almost as many different types and styles of chess sets.....Read On

Sunday, June 23, 2013

How to Build Your IQ

Supposedly, the IQ test measures how intelligent you are vs. the rest of the population. Alfred Binet, of France, pioneered the first Intelligence Quotient test. He wanted to differentiate between "normal" children and those who were struggling. An American man named Lewis Terman revised the test to what we know today as the "Stanford-Binet" IQ test, which remains controversial for the main reason that intelligence depends primarily on factors such as community, environment, upbringing, and most importantly, genetics....Read On

Friday, June 21, 2013

Classic Television Is Here To Stay

Classic television will never be completely forgotten or out of style as it brought so much to television screens in living rooms across the country. Watching reruns of classic TV shows will never fall out of fashion either. Not with those of us who grew up watching and learning from these classic TV shows. And not with the new generation of classic TV fans that the re-airing of these classics in television are creating now.....Read On

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wine Trivia

Not all wines require aging. In fact, many wines are intended to be drunk young and they do not require aging. Typically, red wines that have high tannins are the only wines that require aging. There are also some white wines that will benefit from aging, such as Rieslings, but in general they are intended to be drunk young as well. There are also those wines that taste worse after being aged and those that will not change much at all....Read On

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Check Out Board Games for Kids Online!

Have you ever thought of playing a strong game of any game from your childhood but you don’t have the time, the energy or the friends to get the board of Wooden games out and let off steam on a quiet evening? Have you ever had an urge to play a game in the middle of the night when you do not have a single person with who you can play it? There are so many times we are stopped from doing what we want to by constraints of time, or lack of people. You might live....Read On

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Beware Of Cheat Codes For the Xbox 360

 

The Xbox 360 is the winner.-The old 2 dimensional video games have lost their excitement and charm. Now it is the Xbox 360 that is gaining great popularity. The game is very competitive to play. The game could be played among gaming teams or among the family members. The ultimate intention of the gamer is to win regardless of whether is has to skill or not. Even a moderately skilled person could be his way around by the help of Cheating Codes. What is Xbox 360 Cheat Codes? It is a system that is designed to help the player to defeat his opponent or compete in the game and achieve a higher level of competency. And in short the Xbox360 users would find it as the short cut to win the game....Read On

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beginner's Guide to Tarot Cards



As more and more people search for a deeper meaning to their lives, Tarot cards have become a very popular tool. Here is a brief outline of the history of Tarot cards from Michelle Walter. The Tarot cards can be understood as symbolic keys to the mystery of life. The Tarot cards are gateways to our sub-conscious mind, bringing forth hidden knowledge into the open. Each of the 78 cards, divided into 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana, are replete with inner secrets. The word "Arcane" which means mysteries or hidden secrets is the source of the name "Arcana". Each individual Tarot card has links to the wisdom of ancient civilisations, the Egyptian Book of Thoth, and the Jewish Kabbalah, which like the Major Arcana also has 22 symbols....Read On

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

An Introduction to Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles comprise of a congress of small tiles that are intended to be fitted together in order to generate an image or any structure. Flat jigsaw puzzles normally turn into imitations of photographs or paintings when they are done, and three dimensional jigsaw puzzles could further be used to generate repetitions of well known buildings, boxes, or other unusual shapes. The puzzles could be made trickier with huge numbers of strangely shaped pieces, or less tricky with fewer, larger pieces. Additionally it serves as educational tools for children; jigsaw puzzles are as well extremely admired with adults....Read On

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Beat The Kakuro Monster

We know how brain and mental workouts enhance mental functions and sudoku has been included among the list of top brain boosters. Rightly so, since sudoku certainly poses quite a challenge to players. But if you think that simply placing numbers on squares in correct logic is challenging enough, try solving kakuro puzzles. They provide added difficulty and challenge of a higher degree since they require logic, cognitive, and practical mathematics. They are sure to provide you with a tougher and grittier mental exercise than the tamer sudoku. Certainly, these puzzles are not for the faint-hearted....Read On