Ten Life Lessons You Learn While Playing the Dots Game on Your iPhone

I'm addicted to Dots, the oddly simple iPhone game that's like an interactive Damien Hirst painting. You have sixty seconds to clear as many dots from the screen as you can; there are no bells or whistles, just dots. Still, Dots has lessons to teach. Here are ten. » 8/12/13 4:05pm 8/12/13 4:05pm

If You Want To Succeed, Start Lying to Yourself

My first impressions are always right. I never regret my decisions. I don't care what people think. Humans lie to ourselves all day long. You know the old saying: fake it 'til you make it. And, as Sue Shellenbarger writes for The Wall Street Journal, self-deception has its benefits. » 7/31/12 3:55pm 7/31/12 3:55pm

J.Lo Plans To Ruin Your Childhood Memories With Carmen Sandiego Movie

A live-action film based on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego is in the works, which would be fine if Sandra Bullock was still slated to star. However, now it seems Jennifer Lopez may take the role. So far she's only signed on to produce, but the rumored plan is to drop the incognito geography lessons and turn the… » 11/03/11 11:12pm 11/03/11 11:12pm

The Difference Between Hockey Moms And Soccer Moms Is More Than Just…

When Sarah Palin described herself as a "hockey mom" at the Republican convention last week, the media instantly latched onto the phrase as a shorthand for white suburban mothers who haul their kids to practices. But how are these moms different from "soccer moms," the white, suburban mothers hauling their kids to practice … » 9/09/08 6:20pm 9/09/08 6:20pm

Want Video Games To Appeal To Women? Make 'Em Pink & More Child-Like

What's the best way for a guy to trick you into playing video games? That's the question raised today by the MSNBC article » 9/04/08 4:30pm 9/04/08 4:30pm "How To Get Your Girlfriend Into Gaming," about a panel that took place in front of a room of male gamers at the Penny Arcade Expo gaming convention in Seattle this past weekend. While the question…

Gawking At Olympic Bodies, For Better Or For Worse

Simon Barnes wrote a piece » 8/14/08 3:00pm 8/14/08 3:00pm for today's of London which begins, "Where are all the breasts?" He continues: "I mean: what's happened to women's breasts? Once, female swimming champions had them, now they don't. They have broad shoulders and wide chests, but no lumps on them. It's not quite as it should be." Barnes blames…

Games People Play

Listen, we don't fear change, but sometimes change sucks » 8/11/08 12:40pm 8/11/08 12:40pm. Especially when it tampers with your childhood memories. In the vein of , the murder-mystery board game Clue has gotten a . The new game has nine weapons instead of six; there's no lead pipe, and the revolver is now a pistol. They've added a trophy, an ax and a …