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12 Words That Have Taken On Completely Different Meanings Thanks To The Internet

Posted 12.04.2014 | Comedy

Technology and social media are adding new words and acronyms to the English language faster than you can type “OMG” and certainly faster than dic...

Do You Dabble in Scrabble?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 01.30.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

It all started when my children coaxed me to download the App, "Words With Friends" on my cellphone. What a neighborly sounding game it was! A few clicks and voilà! -- suddenly it was just as I remembered from my own childhood -- except you could take all day long to formulate one word and nobody minded.

The 7-Letter Word

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Like all great games, works of genius, love affairs, and near death experiences, there is a defining moment, in Scrabble, that reigns supreme -- one existential, moon howling, Job-in-the-belly-of-the-whale moment that, metaphorically speaking, I imagine was at least partially responsible for Van Gogh cutting off his ear.

Now We Know If Scrabble Champs Are Smarter Than Crossword Mavens

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science

Elite Scrabble players are pretty clever, and so are crossword puzzle champs. So who's the smarter wordsmith? A new study designed to answer that ...

America Just Got Stupider

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel's "bromance" with "selfies" is officially over. Scrabble recently added a lot of stupid new words to their official dictionary, and Ki...

Caroline Fairchild

The End Of Scrabble As We Know It? Letter Values Are Wrong, Says One Researcher | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Next time you play Scrabble, don’t feel too proud when you generate a word using the letters Q or Z. Apparently, the once daunting task has gotten e...

10 Clever Gift Ideas For Bookworms!

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2012 | Teen

When it comes to buying gifts for a bookworm, the latest New York Times bestseller isn't necessarily the way to go. Instead of guessing on a new novel...

'Diary of a Mad Storm Survivor'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.15.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Gray, wet and windy. And that just describes me. It also describes Sandy, who is due at my house in a few hours. I put out a welcome mat. It blows away.


AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Weird News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One of the top young Scrabble players in the country has been kicked out of the game's national championship tournament in Flor...

Seduced By Scrabble

Linda Flayton | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Linda Flayton

Seduction, for me, is no longer candlelight, roses and satin sheets. At age 72 and after 53 years of marriage, the lure of the seven-letter word hidden on my Scrabble rack is the best aphrodisiac there is.

9 Things To Do Sunday Night Instead of Watching The Super Bowl

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

There are actually other things you could do with those four hours Sunday besides watch the Patriots and Giants do battle: "Downton Abbey" is on, damnnit!

'Words With Friends' Game Saves Man's Life

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living

UPDATED Feb. 3: "The Doctors" arranged a surprise meeting for Beth Legler and the Fletchers on the TV show. Watch the video above for more. * * * ...

Xbox 360 vs. Mom 51

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

It wasn't always like this. I welcomed you into our home, made you part of our family. Soon you were the go-to source of fun, intoxicating, always on, ready. Still, I had my doubts about your influence and your stability.

5 Games Every Post50 Woman Should Know

Posted 11.16.2011 | Fifty

Along with dealing with defiant teens, adjusting to empty nests, and struggling through divorces - not to mention the plotting, scheming, and murder-f...

Strip Scrabble? Missing Tile Leads Player To Make Odd Demand At Championship

Posted 12.17.2011 | Books

Folks at the World Scrabble Championship take the word game pretty seriously, and when a tile goes missing, they'll even demand a strip search of thei...

Model And FEED CEO Lauren Bush Gives Us Her 5 Favorite Apps

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

Perhaps best known as a model and niece of President George W. Bush, Lauren Bush is more importantly the co-founder and CEO of FEED Projects, an organ...

Controversy Over Scrabble Admitting 3000 New Words

Slate Magazine | Stefan Fatsis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Here we go again, Scrabble fans. A year ago, the media went bonkers over news that the venerable word game, seeking to spice things up for the youn...

Finding Artistic Inspiration in People With Asperger's Syndrome

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Many people take their ability to think for granted. For some people, thinking seems to happen automatically. Others struggle to understand a concept....

Throwing Out the Job, Throwing in the World

Stacy Tasman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Stacy Tasman

Americans feel pressure against taking a year off between studies to gain broader experience in the world. Such a breach of structure, and the word "gap," is all too threatening to the resume.

Word Junkie?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The unofficial number of apps available is something like ten billion. Of that number, eight billion are amazingly boring free apps like Pimple Popper...

Books Keep The Obamas Busy On Vacation

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The president and his daughters have books to keep them company; they bought two bags' worth at a bookstore here over the sunny weekend....

Stephen Colbert On The Scrabble Controversy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's been a lot of controversy on the Internet recently over the word game Scrabble, which the BBC claimed yesterday would be changing its rules to...

Official Scrabble Rules NOT Changing

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Scrabble purists can relax. News of a new version of the classic word game that Mattel plans to sell in the U.K. allowing proper noun...

Scrabble Rules CHANGE In UK, Proper Nouns Now Allowed

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The rules of word game Scrabble are being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of proper nouns, games company Mattel has said....

Scrabble: the Movie

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lawrence Shulruff

After spending years trying to break into the Hollywood ranks by penning rom-coms, thrillers, and a sci-fi flick or two, I have finally come up with a formula that spells B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R.