"Homeworld" was a revelation when it first released in 1999. Sure, there were plenty of real-time strategy games out at the time, including the classic "Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun," but "Homeworld" was the first to feel like it really took things to a whole new level. From the intro cinematic to the first time we see the giant, majestic, mothership, you knew you were in for an epic sized game.
If April showers bring May flowers, then February snowstorms must bring a slew of spring movies. Now that award season is over, it's time to focus on the lighthearted flicks that are coming soon to a theater near you.
When I think back to 18 year old me, it's pretty embarrassing. And I'm not talking about the unruly hair or terrible dress sense (although that's pretty embarrassing); I'm talking about my total ignorance about technology and computer science. It's not even that I had made a decision not to be interested in it. It just had never come up. I went to an all girls' school, and no one I knew was interested in computers (apart from my brother, who I was at loggerheads with as a teenager).
Our agent is still trying to set up the Parents@Play TV show and action figures. Meanwhile, pretty much everyone else seems to have them (the Kardashians? Really?). Over the next few months we'll devote occasional columns to toys and games with TV and/or movie tie-ins. This week we take a look at one character who has made the transition from small screen to big, and a family of characters who seem perfectly content - for the time being - with being on TV. Keep your eye out for dinosaurs, minions, superheroes and more.
In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived threat, a person is inclined to either flee or stand and fight).
Q. I'm thirty-nine-years old, divorced with a seven-year-old daughter, and I have to say, at my age it's difficult to find someone interesting who doesn't have a lot of history. To make things worse, between my hectic work schedule and my daughter, I have very little time to date. I just met someone I really like, but after three dates, have come to find that he's separated, not divorced as he first told me. He and his "ex-wife" still live together because she is saving up enough money to move out, but they no longer sleep in the same room. Should I continue in this relationship? What do you think?
Dear Mr. Dad: We have a two boys, ages 6 and 4. We've tried hard to raise them the same way, but they're completely different. The older one is generally pretty calm and cheerful, but the younger one is wild, noisy and impossible to discipline. How could two kids raised in the same house by the same parents be such polar opposites?
March is National Nutrition Month - a time when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages all Americans to examine their food choices. This year's theme is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." While some people think that healthy eating means a restrictive diet and bland flavor profile, fans of this column know that healthy eating from all five food groups means a wide variety of foods, flavors and textures, even dessert!
Six years ago my husband and I packed our bags - my drum, an array of books and a handful of last minute keepsakes pressed into our hands at the airport - and left our hometown at Africa's southernmost toe. We began our lives as immigrants in the hard-driving Washington, D.C., metro area just outside the Beltway.
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