Chushu

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Chǔshǔ, Shosho, Cheoseo, or Xử thử (traditional Chinese: 處暑; simplified Chinese: 处暑; pinyin: chǔshǔ; Japanese: 処暑; rōmaji: shosho; Korean: 처서; romaja: cheoseo; Vietnamese: xử thử; literally: “limit of heat”) is the 14th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude […]

Smoking

If you’ve been smoking for a while, you might wonder if quitting’s even worth it. Maybe the cravings and nicotine withdrawal just turn you off to the whole idea. You wonder, “The damage is done, so does it really make a difference?” Absolutely. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and it happens […]

This Math Problem Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Math, even in its simplest form, can confuse the hell out of anyone, which is why this math problem is driving people crazy. The question, posed on YouTube was originally posted on Aug. 31, 2016 but is making the rounds across the internet again. Why? People keep arriving to two different answers: 1 and 9. […]

Cursive Is Making a Comeback

Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states that require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student […]

Lower-Case KKK

Aziz Ansari opened his Saturday Night Live hosting gig with a nine-minute monologue where the comedian took aim at Donald Trump and the “lower-case KKK” while applauding the efforts of the massive Women’s March that took place earlier in the day. “Pretty cool to know though [Trump’s] probably at home right now watching a brown […]

The Benefits of Video Games

In addition to understanding the many real concerns that today’s parents have with video games, it’s also worth considering the benefits and positive aspects that contemporary interactive entertainment choices provide. Certainly, many popular titles today are M-rated and intended for discerning adults, given the average age of today’s gaming audience. But the vast majority of […]

Benefits of Playing Video Games

Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination. Here are some ways games are programming better people. THEY’RE PRODUCING BETTER SURGEONS. While you may think you want your […]

Crossword Puzzles

A crossword puzzle is a game of words where the player is given a hint and the number of letters. The player then fills in a grid of boxes by finding the right words. Liverpool journalist, Arthur Wynne invented the first crossword puzzle. Arthur Wynne: Arthur Wynne was born on June 22, 1871 in Liverpool, […]