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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Parent's Guide to Online Gaming



The internet touches every aspect of your children's lives. Where you might look up an unknown word in a dictionary, your kids are more likely to use dictionary.com. Where you use the telephone, they use instant messenger. An even greater difference can be found in how they play games. Where the games of their parent's generation may have involved a board, cards, or at their most sophisticated a console system, the games your children play on the net can be far more complex....Read On

Sunday, August 25, 2013

"Plants vs. Zombies": A Scorching Tower Defense

One of the oldest video game genres is tower defense. It's also one of the simplest game types. Basically a strategy game, this genre involves making sure that a specific location is protected from enemy attacks. A couple examples of this type of game are "Crystal Defenders", a product of the collaboration of Square-Enix and Namco, and "Defense of the Ancients". However, last year, the most popular tower defense game so far, was released. Who among you haven't heard the title, "Plants vs. Zombies"?...Read On

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

KAKURO PUZZLES IN THE MODERN SETTING

Kakuro puzzles are considered by some as the harder version of its more famous partner, the Sudoku puzzles. Kakuro puzzles are also considered by puzzles enthusiasts as modified versions of crossword puzzles, where numbers, instead of words, are used. Actually, Kakuro puzzles have several similarities to the typical crossword puzzle. For one, the grid in a Kakuro very much resembles the grid used in American crossword puzzle. Also, in a crossword game, a clue is provided but its correct answer is limited to...Read On

Friday, August 16, 2013

Brain Exercise 101: Answers to your 7 Most Common Questions



Major media publications (Time Magazine, Newsweek, CBS, USA Today...) are starting to explain the scientific evidence behind how brain training can improve memory and concentration and help delay diseases such as Alzheimer's. We have engaged our neuroscience and health experts to prepare answers to these 7 Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Why is it so important to exercise our brains?...Read On

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wii Fit - Does it work?



Wii Fit has created a sensation in both the gaming and the fitness industry. It has been hailed as the best Christmas gift of the year and since its introduction in the market, suppliers have hardly been able to keep pace with the demand. The game is flying off the shelves across the country as more and more Wii owners are rushing to buy their gateway into the world of fitness. Ads and articles, both online and off, are singing praises of this revolutionary game and....Read On

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wind Chime Trivia



Wind chimes have been around since prehistoric times, when strings of shells were strung from trees near dwellings. They were a crude form of home decorating that may very well have been man’s earliest attempt at beautifying his environment. As we enter the spring season many people will be enhancing their environment with the addition of wind chimes. Yet many people are unfamiliar with versatile uses....Read On

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Improving Spelling With Games

Many kids struggle each and every year at school with that dreaded Friday spelling test. It doesn't get any easier because chances are good that the words just keep getting harder. For many parents, spelling is often a challenge to teach as well. The English language is nothing simple. But, what if you could teach them through the use of a PC game? That would be excellent, wouldn't it? There are a number of games that are just perfect for teaching children the art of spelling. For example, you might want to try a word puzzle game like Beesly's Buzzwords. Or, if Spiderman happens to be....Read On

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Car Color Trivia



The color of car a driver chooses reflects their personality and perhaps their favorite color. But the choice of color in a vehicle can be much more important as well. According to a study by researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand silver cars are 50 percent less likely to be involved in a crash resulting in a serious injury as compared to white cars. The least safe colors are brown, black, and green according to Reuters. While, yellow, gray, red and blue cars ranked in the middle range. According to optometrists, red is the most difficult to see color....Read On

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Exercise Your Brain: Quick Brain Teasers to Test Your Memory and Thinking Skills



Here's a quick quiz to test your memory and thinking skills, which should work out important parts of your brain. See how you do! 1.Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.....Read On