The Smartest Giveaway Ever! Win 2 Months Personalized Brain Training from Fit Brains

I'm a big fan of games. Video games. Board games. Puzzle games. Even puzzles. You name it. As a kid, I used to blow through 1,500 piece puzzles like they were nobody bizness. I just have that puzzle knack, where I can look at the puzzle, see what's missing, go look at the pile, grab a piece and BAM it fits. Drove my mom up a wall and now drives my wife up a wall. My mom's big into crossword puzzles. Me? Not so much. I just love, love, LOVE doing those word search puzzles. I did them all the time as a kid, and I'm super happy to see my 9-year-old son ...

It’s Always a Good Time With Owl City’s Newest Album

I've never really cared for owls. Not that I had anything against them, I just never thought much of them either way. My wife's a big bird fan (as opposed to a Big Bird fan), and every day I live in fear of coming home to a house full of squeaks, squawks, and bird poop. Thankfully, I've dodged that bullet so far. I did enjoy the owl messengers from Harry Potter, and of course who doesn't love the mechanical owl Bubo from the original (and still reigning champion) Clash of the Titans film. Yeah, owls haven't really had much influence on my life. And then along came a little band called ...

We Will Never Forget

  Hard to believe it's been over 10 years now. That morning is still fresh in my mind as I was crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge as the first plane was on its way to destruction. Take a moment today to stop and think about the lives that were lost and the sacrifices that were made that day and the days, months, years to follow.  It's easy to get caught up in the left vs. right bickering of our two-party political system, especially this close to election time... but what I remember most about the days right after 9/11 was that we truly were One United Nation. Everyone suddenly had more respect ...

Win Monopoly Millionaire – Say Goodbye to Bankruptcy

Hershey's Monopoly. Star Wars Monopoly. Nintendo Monopoly. At this point, there's got to be about a million different versions of Monopoly. Okay, I may be off by a few hundred or so, but the latest version of Uncle Moneybags' favorite game will have you seeing millions. As I mentioned in my previous Monopoly zAPPed edition, my son Jason is a Monopoly Addict. We have six or seven editions in our house at this point, so what's one more, right? Hasbro's latest, Monopoly Millionaire, was available for review, so of course I tossed my hat in the ring. Jason couldn't wait to dive in and play and immediately started ripping open the packs ...

Why Yes, That is a S’more Inside That Chocolate Chip Cookie!

The above mouth-watering image has been flying all over my Facebook stream today. I originally found it on Google+ I think and just did some heavy research (i.e. Google Image Search) to find the originator. Check out Smells Like Home's Giant S'mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies for full details and the recipe. I'll just be over here with a life-size glass of milk, just waiting to taste test. Awwwwwwwwww... yeah!