Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Brain Breaks

As much as education and learning stimulates the brain cells to a point which I'm sure all you students out there love, sometimes we all just need a little break. So here are some websites out there which give a nice and at least semi-intelluctal window into the wonderful world of recreation. Because of course while you're doing homework, the last thing you want is to entirely thrown off your game!

This is for all y'alls who are Rubix cube wizard. Although personally the Rubix cube makes about as sense to me as art does to en elephant (who isn't this one, mind you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7Sogrk), I'm sure some of our readers out there love that magic cube. Of course if you can already solve it in less than 30 seconds blindfolded with your feet, maybe you need a new diversion.

So this intellectual break is for you. This is a 4-D theoretical representation of a rubix cube there for you to solve. Each block on the outer layer of each side including the middle changes the cube in a different way. It starts solved but randomally click for a bit and I'm sure you can solve that!
Good Luck!

Sporcle gives small random quizzes on anything from World Series winners to Shakespearean Sonnets, and even random trivia like the characters of House. Sporcle has it all which makes it a perfect candidate for a break from homework.

Cubes seem to have all the answers to getting away from homework with a fun game called Cube Logic. A simple puzzle game which is easy to drop and pick up again, while still rather difficult Cube Logic, and the sequal cleverly named as....3d logic 2...., could be just the break you need.

3D Logic 2 

If you're like me, and you want to keep your brain going while still taking a break, nothing does that quite as well as a good logic puzzle. This a website with plenty of puzzles that should keep you diverted for a nice long time. 
This website has some very easy ones for the brain which has been truly wiped clean by homework, some slightly harder, some that are difficult, and for the truly brave the very difficult section. 

I hope that helps you clear your head a bit while traversing the perilous cliff that is school work. Best of luck in all your puzzling and logic endeavors! 
Until next time!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It’s TV Time!

Greetings again from the Teen Link blog.

We KNOW that the school year probably has you pretty bogged down at this point, but when you come up for air and find some time to relax we've got some suggestions for you. Here are some new (and old) shows to tune into for some hilarious comedic relief!

Title: Community
Time: Thursday 8:00 PM
Channel: NBC

Summary: Starring Joel McHale (of "The Soup" fame and get this - he's a local Seattle boy!! Joel graduated from Mercer Island High School and went to college at UW) and comedy legend Chevy Chase.
This is a show about a quirky group of Greendale Community College attendees, who form a study group. The show is witty, entertaining, and hilarious and will provide comic relief to any bad day.

Our Rating: ****

Title: The Office
Time: Thursday 9-9:30 PM
Channel: NBC

Summary: Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is in charge of the Scranton office for Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

The office and it's employees are truly a strange and interesting bunch and will keep you laughing from the beginning of the catchy theme song to the end of the half-hour.

Rating: ***

Title: Glee
Time: Tuesday 8:00 PM
Channel: FOX

Summary: Glee is in its second season and is gaining more and more fans with every episode.With guest stars like Britney Spears John Stamos and comedy legend Carol Burnett, season 2 is a safe bet to be even more popular this time around.

The Glee club is home to a mixture of students from every clique and cliché and make the perfect set-up for loads of some-what comedic drama. But what makes this show better then the rest of the teen dramas is this show has musical numbers in every show, not to mention they are outstanding.

Rating: ****

Title: Raising Hope
Time: Tuesday 9-9:30 PM
Channel: FOX

Summary: Entering its first season, this show is about a guy named Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff), who knocked up a serial killer and is left with the baby, Hope.

Jimmy still lives with his outrageous family in what is way short of the American dream family. This show makes you cringe, tear-up, laugh hysterically, and will always leave you with a warm feeling.

Rating: **

Title: Running Wilde
Time: Tuesday 9:30-10 PM
Channel: FOX

Summary: This show is about Steve Wilde (Will Arnett) a rich, oil company owner who is desperately trying to win the love and approval of Emmy Kadubic (Keri Russell) the nature-loving humanitarian.
What makes this show interesting is it is told through the eyes of Emmy’s daughter, a 12-year old girl who desires nothing more than to live a normal American life, out of the jungle.

Rating: **