4 Essential Life Lessons You Can Learn From Poker

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Think you can’t learn anything from a game? The Distilled Man thinks differently.

A Civilized Christmas

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In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.

When Dads Cheat

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Never open your mouth during a Flour War. And never, ever, cheat at Capture the Flag. William Lucas Walker learns some hard lessons at father-son camp.

Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?

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You may think you know the answer, but Mike Crider suggests the answer may not be as compelling as we think.

Lucky at Cards, Unlucky in Love

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If love is a game, why am I so bad at it? And if love were just a formula, then would it mean anything?

Life Lessons From the Pitch

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Ged Naughton examines how African community leaders teach discipline through soccer.

Playing with Legos

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How doctoral student Robert Reece blows off steam.

The Last Perfect Day: An Excerpt from ON SAL MAL LANE

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“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman

Three Parables from FUN CAMP

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“Why did the chicken cross the road? Where do bats get their energy? Knock, knock, who’s there, the interrupting cow. How do you know when a blonde has been making chocolate chip cookies?” By Gabe Durham

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.

Violence in Video Games: 2/16

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What can we teach our children about violence in video games?

The Future of a Very British Sport Could Be in China

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Nicole Bailey looks at how the future of snooker may lie in the Far East.

Wild Boys, Wilderness, and Woodcraft Rangers

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Predecessors of the Boy Scouts of America, Woodcrafters still bring nature-deprived boys out into the wilderness.

“But I Know It’s Not Real!” – Kids, Video Games and Guns

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Samuel Sattin introduces a new generation to the latest in violent video games, and realizes that much has changed since the days of Zelda and Duck Hunt.

We Don’t Want to Play Anymore

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David Olimpio wanted to be a spy when he grew up. Now he’s glad he left violent games in boyhood, and worries about the men who did not.

Playing with Guns

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We teach kids that driving a car is a responsibility, but we still teach kids to drive. What do we teach them about the responsibility of gun ownership?