7 Tips to Optimize Your Google Search

January 28th, 2015

Whether you're a writer, doctor or stay-at-home mom, Google is likely a helpful tool in your life. But did you know that you might be doing it all wrong? Sure you'll garner thousands of results in under 40 seconds flat, but they may not be precisely what you were looking for. Stop wasting your time and start using the search engine to the best of its ability with these...


5 Famous Football Scandals Through the Ages

November 17th, 2014

The dramatics that are associated with wealthy, professional athletes often become bigger than the sports themselves. People who have never watched a game in their lives are enthralled by the twists and turns of highly-publicized arrests and trials. Some of the biggest scandals have revolved around football, the all-American sport that keeps fans on their toes from August to...


5 Computer Tricks from the Pros

September 30th, 2014

Nearly everyone is using a computer, but not everyone is doing so efficiently. The Pew Research Center discovered that 81 percent of Americans use a computer at home, work and other places. Little tricks can help this group of people get more work done so they can spend more time with loved ones, accomplish more at the office and come to be known as tech-savvy. Here are five...


Tips On How To Master Word Search Games

August 29th, 2014

Word search games are comprised of a large rectangular block of letters which, on first glance, seem to be completely random. But you are given a list of words to find hidden within the block of letters, and soon you start to realize upon searching that it isn't random at all. Not only are word search games fun, but they can also help you stay mentally active and...


Can You Really Win At Carnival Games?

August 14th, 2014

Some carnival games are nearly impossible to beat. Often, fairs use tricks to make them extra difficult so the carnival workers can collect as much money from tourists as possible. Games like the ring toss, balloon darts, spill the milk and the duck pond can be rigged to make it nearly impossible for players to win. There are a few techniques that...


How to Play Pinochle

July 28th, 2014

Card games are a great family activity. They are fun and require little planning. All you need is a deck of cards, and you are ready to go. If you're sick of playing the same games all of the time, it is great to mix it up with something new. Try pinochle, a classic game of wit and excitement.Introduction Pinochle is a game for two players, but can be altered to...


How to Play Backgammon

July 23rd, 2014

The most crucial aspects of backgammon are the playing board and checker pieces. One half of the board is both of the players' home boards, while the other side is known as the outer board. For clarity, the board will be set up with the home board on the right side for player one and on the left side for player two. The points on the board are numbered 1-24 starting in the...


How To Play Canasta

July 18th, 2014

If you don't know what melding means in the parlance of playing cards, you've missed out on a great game that's been popular in the U.S. for generations - canasta. The game swept across the Americas from Uruguay, through Latin America and into the U.S., where it became all the rage in the 1950s.Its basic rules and structure are similar to many social card...


How to play Skat

June 12th, 2014

What has three players, two teams, 32 cards, three hands and 10 tricks?No, not the newest act in the traveling circus, but the German card game, Skat. Based on the three-player game of Tarock, or Tarot, and the four-player card game of Schafkopf, Skat is a game of wits, savvy and impeccable betting skills. History The name Skat refers to the two-card...


With Practice and Math Skill, Video Poker and Pai Gow Can Be Your Games

April 18th, 2014

If you like gambling, but not the risk that goes with it, you'd probably be comfortable and entertained by video poker or pai gow, which is a blend of traditional poker and an ancient Chinese tiles game.According to, there's no guesswork - and no need to don a poker face - when you play the video version of the card game. The pay table lets you know...