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Gamer Alert: Read-Alikes For Your Favorite Games


My favorite video games are like my favorite books - Full immersion, unique characters, and LOTS of action. When I beat a game that I was hoping would never end, I look to books to bring me back to captivating worlds like the ones I enjoyed exploring in-game. The books (and movies) below should help […]

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Cookbooks for Hapless Chefs


If I wanted food during my first year of college, I simply waltzed over to the school cafeteria and tucked in to the daily specials. Once and a while I luxuriously ordered a pizza from my dorm room just to shake things up. This idyllic existence lasted until I moved off campus my sophomore year. […]

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All @ Your Library

A hand is holding a smartphone. On the screen, an image from a video game is displayed.

This past week has been most exciting for those of us who love to play games on our smartphones. July 6th saw the release of Pokémon Go, an AR (Augmented Reality - bits of game are overlaid on the real world) free-to-play game that is the newest part of the Pokémon franchise. What is Pokémon, […]

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Have You Ever Wanted to be Invisible?

Just as H.G. Wells' Invisible Man discovered, having people not see you may not be such a great thing. Meet two women who worked their way to the same conclusion... Where'd You Go, BernadetteBibWidget Bernadette is a woman who’d like to disappear. She’s done her best to disappear, except for being very present and completely […]

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Meow Fest is Coming!!!


I've spent years trying to convince my cat he isn't an alarm clock and shouldn't wake me up in the wee hours of the morning. He's spent those same years training me to feed him on command. Like a seasoned general, he’s responded to every strategy (e.g., putting him downstairs) with effective countermeasures (e.g., yowling through the vent directly under the bedroom). […]

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