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Did You Know You Can Play Chess In Facebook Messenger?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology

Facebook's nerdy secret is out: There's a hidden chess game in Facebook Messenger that you can play if you know the secret commands.  Instea...

What I Discovered When I Became Best Friends With My Ex

Lauren DePino | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Lauren DePino

I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in New York City on a Budget: Stores with More

Jacquelin Carnegie | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Jacquelin Carnegie

Visit all the great New York sights such as the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, and the South Street Seaport. But, be sure to stop into these exceptional stores. You'll get to play a game of chess, see magic tricks, get acting tips or take a language lesson.

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2015 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

RZA Donates To Help St. Louis Youth Find Empowerment Through Chess

OkayPlayer | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

From “Da Mystery of Chessboxin‘” to that 2012 Liquid Swords special edition chess set bundle, it’s not hard to figure out tha...

How Donald Put Jeb into Checkmate: Beware the Dreaded Zugzwang

Alan Kelly | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Kelly

You can talk about the hair. You can shrink at his hatred. You can marvel at his immodesty. But this carnival barker, Mr. Trump, knows his target and the moves to demolish him.

On the Books: A Dazzling Tale of B'way

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Steven Suskin

Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.

Instilling Hope and Empowering Youth in Ferguson Through Chess

Maurice Ashley | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices
Maurice Ashley

In these times, many of us are asking how we can support our communities and where we can find sources of positive change. Let me offer an unusual but effective way to bring hope and opportunity to our underserved communities: Chess.

"Endgame": Carmen Marrón Makes Inspiring Film About Latino Life

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.25.2015 | Latino Voices

Young José has problems. He lives under the shadow of his athletic older brother. His single mother is stressed out. His best friend has immig...

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Life

Irene Ross | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

A few simple things will help you give you child a heads up for a happy, healthy and successful life -- and, remember, many of the community programs can be easily replicated in your own area.

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Minding the Machines

Tom Klein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Tom Klein

There is no stopping our shared future with intelligent machines, whether this brings us comfort or conflict or both. Those lessons from the Stone Age must surely remain in our bones, and we cannot shake them even as we look ahead to the stars or down at our phones.

Why Chess?

John Koshy | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
John Koshy

If you favor intelligence over strength, then think chess. Unlike some other games, chess does not rely on luck, muscular strength or brute force. It is a brain over brawn exercise and an exquisite art form that has existed for more than 1500 years.

Chess Grandmaster Says Men And Women Are 'Hard-Wired Very Differently'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

British chess grandmaster Nigel Short is responding to criticism after recently arguing that inherent differences in men's and women's brains may expl...

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.

5th-Grader Leaps To Death After Losing Chess Match, Cops Say

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Crime

DUMONT, N.J. (AP) -- A fifth-grade boy who lost a chess match during recess was in tears and upset because his opponent did not say "checkmate" before...

Celebrating the Talent, Recognizing the Voice: Judy Kuhn

Steve Schonberg | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Before Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kuhn was the voice exciting audiences on Broadway and beyond. The 56-year-old star originated the roles of Cosette and Florence in Les Miserables and Chess.

Chess in a Conflict Zone: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 6)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

The lone American in the trailer leans over the students to study their moves, his Syrian translator practically attached to his hip. The Karam Leadership Program identification card hanging around his neck sways side-to-side as he points out a strategic mistake.

Putin's Next Move

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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This Awesome Teen Wants To Be The Youngest African American Chess Grandmaster

Nico Pitney | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Nico Pitney

There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy. "He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father...

Samuel Sevian: Young Armenian-American Grandmaster Rises to the Top

Christopher Atamian | Posted 02.14.2015 | Sports
Christopher Atamian

Bobby Fisher non-withstanding, chess has never been a huge sporting phenomenon in the Unites States. In the small Republic of Armenia, it is a religion. This country of less than 3 million has given the world two World Chess champions.

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Thousands Of Students Learn Chess In Florida Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents

By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug 30 (Reuters) - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-yea...

How a Chess Grandmaster Is Breaking Barriers to Expand the Audience for His Game

Mayu Saini | Posted 09.13.2014 | Black Voices
Mayu Saini

"My vision is to expand the audience for chess," he says, modestly, his words backed up by years of action in creating this audience.