250 Quality Conversation Starters: The Only List You'll Need Here are some great questions for starting a conversation. There are a lot of random conversation starters to get you started and then conversation questions listed by topic. You can start with the random questions or find a topic that interests you. There’s no right place to start, just scroll down to wherever you want and get started! There are tons of ways to use these questions. Console Living Room : Free Software : Download & Streaming collection eye The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System.
A Beginner's Guide to Go Go is a two-player, abstract, "perfect information" strategy game in which players take turns placing white and black stones on a square grid. Go was probably invented in China about 4000 years ago. Go later spread to other parts of Asia, arriving in Japan in the 7th century A.D. In ancient China, Go was one of the four skills considered essential for an educated person. Unlike Chess, Go exercises both the left and right sides of the brain. 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do.
Japanese RPGs Aren't Dead: 3 Solid Games Released In The Last Year As our friend the Angry Video Game Nerd starts every episode off with – I’m gonna take you back to the past. No, we aren’t going to play some… well you know. Instead, we are going to talk about a time when the Japanese RPG was the way most gamers experienced the genre. Lately, things seem to have grown a little stagnant in the Japanese game playing scene, and as such, the genre is not nearly as represented as it was in the day when the next Final Fantasy was all anyone could talk about.
tweentribune What Teachers Are Saying about TweenTribune: “Build an exciting informational reading experience...that involves students in reading and discussing current events.” -- Teacher Librarian Magazine “There has to be a source somewhere in the digital universe that can provide high interest reading for all students in a classroom right? Logic Games Online - Netwalk In the game of Netwalk, you are a network administrator, and someone has scrambled your network. Your job is to rotate all the pieces so that every computer is connected to the server by pipes and there are no lose ends in your network. Of course, the less work you need to do to complete your network the better, so Netwalk is scored by the number of clicks it takes you to rotate everything into place.
Curvy in HTML5 Curvy is a HTML5 puzzle game using the canvas element. Just rotate the tiles so that like colors connect. Modernizr tells me you don't have canvas support in your browser. Sadly, this game uses technology that's only in browsers with HTML5 support. Workout Program for People that Hate Working Out The idea for this workout program dawned on me the other day as a way to slowly (very slowly) get into a fitness routine that you are meant to keep going the rest of your life. We are discussing our progress, challenges and successes in the comments below if you would like to join us! I was sick of training schedules and programs that were so extreme I could only keep them up for a few weeks or days before collapsing under the time or mental pressure. I mulled the problem over for a while and thought: “If I had to come up with a workout program that I kept doing for the next 5 years… what would it look like?” and this is the result. The gist of the workout is 3 parts:
The 10 Best Board Games of 2013 It has been said—and I believe this to be true—that we live in a tabletop gaming renaissance. It started two decades ago around the release of The Settlers of Catan (1995), and the number of high-quality games released increases with every passing year. Game designers continue to excel at their craft; they provide us with minimal, elegant systems and intricate, beautiful machines that challenge our thoughts and actions. A sense of discovery and wonder pervades this design space, inspiring players of competitive and cooperative games alike. I see it in the eyes of the people I play these games with, and it’s the closest we’ve gotten to the intangible and ineffable notion of fun in ages.
10 Wonderful Short Stories to Read For Free Online Had she not passed away at the too-young age of 39 from lupus, today would have been legendary Southern Gothic author Flannery O’Connor’s 87th birthday. To celebrate her legacy of pitch-perfect short stories and razor-sharp wit, we’ve collected a few of our favorite works from some of the best short story writers of all time, all available online — though we can’t promise reading them that way will be as satisfying as hefting a huge tome of collected stories. This is not meant to be a definitive list of the best short stories in the world, but merely a celebration of the form and a collection of ten of our many favorites, limited to those that we could track down online, to make your Sunday afternoon a little better.
THEREMIN - A Touch Friendly Synthesizer ✖Update: 7 February 2014 Thanks to everyone for sharing! Over 100,000 people have played on the theremin in the last 3 days which is absolutely amazing. Due to a large number of requests, we've began working on a record function as well as an offline version of the app which will be available soon. Feel free to either subscribe at the bottom of the page or follow us on Facebook & Twitter for updates and future toys. More info Lexophiles LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS): 1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired. 2. A will is a dead giveaway. Dynamic Optical Illusions - GROW ILLUSION. Stare at the center of the below illusion for about a minute. The longer the better. Then look away and watch you world melt! Press F11 to see the illusion full screen for a stronger effect! (press F11 again to return to normal browser view afterwards)