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Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe. Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

As you may have discovered yourself, tic-tac-toe is terminally dull. There’s no room for creativity or insight. Good players always tie. Games inevitably go something like this: But the mathematicians at the picnic played a more sophisticated version. As I watched, the basic rules emerged quickly. Each turn, you mark one of the small squares. But it took a while for the most important rule in the game to dawn on me: You don’t get to pick which of the nine boards to play on. Then your next move must be here… This lends the game a strategic element. The resulting scenarios look bizarre. A few clarifying rules are necessary: What if my opponent sends me to a board that’s already been won?

What if one of the small boards results in a tie? When I see my students playing tic-tac-toe, I resist the urge to roll my eyes, and I teach them this game instead. 'Dangerous Method': Freud, Jung And What Went Wrong. Hide captionA Woman Of Some Importance: Sabine Spielrein, one of Karl Jung's celebrated patients, later became a psychiatrist herself — and, as screenwriter Christopher Hampton tells NPR's Rachel Martin, an influence on both Jung and Sigmund Freud.

'Dangerous Method': Freud, Jung And What Went Wrong

Keira Knightley plays Spielrein in the new film A Dangerous Method. Sony Pictures Classics A Woman Of Some Importance: Sabine Spielrein, one of Karl Jung's celebrated patients, later became a psychiatrist herself — and, as screenwriter Christopher Hampton tells NPR's Rachel Martin, an influence on both Jung and Sigmund Freud. Keira Knightley plays Spielrein in the new film A Dangerous Method. Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud are known as the fathers of psychoanalysis, but they focused on different things. For years, the two were close friends and collaborators but they had a falling out that ultimately ended their relationship. The stories of all three are woven together in a new film, A Dangerous Method. Afghan Rape Victim Pardoned After Agreeing To Marry Her Attacker : The Two-Way. An Afghan woman who was sentenced to prison after being raped by a relative — because in the eyes of authorities she had committed adultery — has been pardoned by President Hamid Karzai.

Afghan Rape Victim Pardoned After Agreeing To Marry Her Attacker : The Two-Way

But her freedom comes with a price, according to news reports: She must become the second wife of the man who attacked her. Karzai's office says the woman and her attacker both have agreed to the marriage. hide captionFor many women in Afghanistan, life has not changed significantly in the 10 years since the fall of the Taliban. Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images For many women in Afghanistan, life has not changed significantly in the 10 years since the fall of the Taliban. Gulnaz (like many Afghans, she uses one name), has already been in jail for about 2 1/2 years, according to The Guardian.

She told the BBC in an earlier interview that she was first sentenced to two years in prison. Meanwhile, the attacker's 12-year sentence had earlier been reduced to seven years. It adds that:

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Political. Funny. Occupy Wall Street. Small Ky. Church Votes Against Interracial Couples. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race.

Small Ky. Church Votes Against Interracial Couples

Members at the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church voted Sunday on the resolution, which says the church "does not condone interracial marriage. " The church member who crafted the resolution, Melvin Thompson, said he is not racist and called the matter an "internal affair. " "I am not racist. I will tell you that. I am not prejudiced against any race of people, have never in my lifetime spoke evil" about a race, said Thompson, the church's former pastor who stepped down earlier this year. Church secretary Dean Harville disagrees: He says the resolution came after his daughter visited the church this summer with her boyfriend from Africa.

Stella Harville and Ticha Chikuni – now her fiance – visited the church in June and Chikuni sang a song for the congregation. "If he's not racist, what is this? " The Whovians Prayer.