Monday, April 29, 2024

Learn some basic Italian words and phrases in a section entitled Quick Fix, under the Languages heading on the BBC's website. You'll learn yes, no, I need help, and nine other words or phrases. You can see the words in Italian and English, and also hear them spoken. Click here to learn. If you prefer a course that makes learning a foreign language more like a game, click here for Duolingo, and give it a try.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Read this article from WebMD and find out the myths and facts about sleepiness. Click here to read.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

We just had to post this one again. Take the quiz and learn to recognize poison ivy. Summer is almost here, and you need to get prepared. Click here to take the quiz.

Monday, April 22, 2024


You'll either love Counterfeit or find it frustrating. Just find the difference in the paintings, and click on the spot. We like the challenge, especially since most of them that we looked at were not so easy to solve. This game is from Games for the Brain. If you like Counterfeit, you might want to check out some of their other games. Click here to play.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Go to and you'll enter the world of 3d stereograms. As the website says, "A stereogram is a 2D image that creates a visual illusion of a 3D scene." You've seen them, no doubt, and stared until you could not stare anymore. Once you get the hang of it though, it's more than satisfying to see the hidden image. Click here to try it out. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

How To Play Pickleball comes from the Triple S Games YouTube channel. While the channel is mostly dedicated to board games, there are a few videos that cover other types of games. The instructions are easy to follow, and good for visual type learners. Pickleball is a fast growing sport. Learn and play!

Monday, April 15, 2024

We just have to post this classic again from the SNL archive. A fun SNL skit from the past featuring Melissa McCarthy. Now we can't say that every SNL skit is appropriate for everyone, but this one is a keeper. And, if you don't laugh at about the 5:22 mark in this video, you need a sense of humor.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Learn to tie a bowline knot. The bowline makes a secure loop in the end of a rope. Among other uses, it can be used to fasten a mooring line to a post or ring. Go to and click Boating. A number of knots will be illustrated. You can mouse over the bowline to get information or click on the picture to get animation of the knot being tied. In fact, you get a choice of continuous motion at different speeds or a step by step look.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Brainy Quote

Get inspired with just the words you need at Brainy Quote. Look up messages of inspiration by person, categories, or quotes in the news. You can even get the quote of the day. Click here.