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This Dog Knows More Words Than Any Other Animal Except Humans

Chaser the brilliant border collie isn’t your average dog. She’s basically a canine genius. After years of intensive training, Chaser knows over a thousand words. And she can perform all sorts of complicated requests and puzzles. read more at cuteness.com

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Alan Rosenberg: We’re doubling efforts to please crossword fans

People love “Gil” and “Peanuts,” and they’re intrigued with the human dilemmas addressed by Carolyn Hax and Amy Dickinson. But the crossword they take personally. For some, it becomes a test of their mental ability — one they love to pass, but hate to feel they flunked. As many did during …

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How the Rubik’s Cube helped this H.S. student-athlete work his way through life

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Brock Girling was the “Big Man on Campus” at Sierra High School. A four sport stud that excelled in his athletic endeavors as well as in the classroom. Girling was a member of the Sierra wrestling team, was named the Sierra team MVP in football by …

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The Practical Puzzler’s Crossword featuring: Palindromes

Try The Practical Puzzler’s first self-published Crossword featuring: Palindromes Palindrome – noun word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward as Madam, I’m Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop. If you have a fond love for “Taco Cat” or “Yo Banana Boy,” this Crossword Puzzle is right up …

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Beloit native is a crossword puzzle creator with a national following

Bruce Haight grew up in Beloit, studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison and went off to California to be an eye doctor. About five years ago, Haight discovered another talent. He is quite good at constructing crosswords and has done 400 so far. “Sometimes I’ll make a whole puzzle in between patients,” …

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Test your Brain and Mind with these 9 Classic Optical Illusions

Are the two orange circles of the same size? One way to learn more about our brains and minds is to look at how we can trick them–that is, to see how we react to brain teasers and visual illusions. Quick facts: The brain has two hemispheres, each divided into four lobes. …

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Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety Is Real and It’s Getting Worse

You know that uncomfortable feeling you get when your phone rings but you can’t answer it? Well that feeling is more than a digital itch: it may signal a new technology-driven malady that is impacting your ability to think. A study by Russell Clayton at Florida State University found that …

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Solving the crossword puzzle: Rebuilding a print habit on digital devices

It was always astonishing to me as a newspaper editor how much readers cared about their puzzles. Make a mistake, leave them out of the paper for a day, and the telephone wouldn’t stop ringing. Have a bad question — or a bad answer — and you wouldn’t hear the …

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People are going crazy trying to solve “The World’s Hardest Word Search” and find the “Dog”

The internet’s latest obsession is a word search puzzle that requires you to find the word “Dog”. Many have termed it as being the ‘world’s hardest word search’ and people are really losing their minds trying to find the word. It’s just 14 letters across and 14 letters down, but …

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