Suppressing the reasoning part of the brain stimulates creativity, scientists find

If off-the-wall thinking gives you a headache, scientists might have the solution. Researchers have found that suppressing activity in part of the brain involved in planning and reasoning can boost an individual’s ability to think in creative ways and solve mind-bending problems. But the benefits come at a price. read …

Read More »

10 puzzle games under $10 that will consume your life

I love tiny little puzzle games. I would even go as far as to say I’m a fanboy of indie puzzlers—simple, 2D, single-screen puzzles that you can stare at for hours but still walk away from at any moment. I love the way they use minimalist visuals as a facade …

Read More »

Happy Ellogram: Magnetic Ellipse Tangram Review

Two brightly colored ellipses are cut in a smart way so that there are over 10 ways of making circles using different pieces combination, not to mention countless creative ways to build more complicated shapes. Pieces are magnetic and they are perfect to play with on a fridge door. Via …

Read More »

Lisa Loeb Wrote Today’s New York Times Crossword

Lisa Loeb helped construct today’s New York Times crossword puzzle. As part of the 75th anniversary of the publication’s crossword section, celebrity guests have periodically been collaborating with puzzlemakers on the day’s puzzle, and Loeb is the latest to do so. Today’s puzzle is appropriately music-themed and, per an informative …

Read More »

Pirates and puzzles: Couple opens escape room in Cannon Beach

There was plenty to do on the beach if the weather was nice, but as a kid on those rainy days, Lyman remembers not feeling engaged with the town. “We wanted to bring something to town that people could do that didn’t involve the beach. Even when it’s rainy, parents …

Read More »

How D-Day code words ended up in British crossword puzzles

In the month leading up to the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a collection of very particular words started appearing in the crossword section of a popular British newspaper. Starting around May 2, 1944, code words for specific parts of the “D-Day” operation — which would kick off in earnest …

Read More »

10 Funny Brain Teasers to Test Whether Your Brain is Lazy or Not

10 Funny Brain Teasers to Test Whether Your Brain is Lazy or Not. These brain teasers are too funny to play with your friends, sisters, brothers and family. These are 10 best brain teasers which perfectly works as brain games, mind tricks and brain exercise. Please try this once and …

Read More »

Monument Valley 2, A Sequel To the Wonderful Mobile Puzzle Game Set In an Incredible World

During yesterday’s WWDC 2017 Keynote, Apple made a surprise announcement for Monument Valley 2, the long-awaited sequel to the wonderful mobile puzzle game Monument Valley set in an incredible world, created by ustwo. It’s now available for download in the App Store for the iPhone and iPad. Set in the …

Read More »

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

Read More »