Let the Baby Games Begin!

Babies learn about the world through sight, sound, touch and other senses. Playing games with your baby is a fun and rewarding way to offer stimulation and, of course, to bond.


Read Harder: Vol. 8

If you’re a knitter, you know Clara Parkes. She is a go-to source for all things yarn — her website Knitter’s Review can tell you how just about any brand of yarn will knit up and handle being worn. In Knitlandia, Clara takes us along on her road trips around the world in search of yarn.


Rocky Mountain High

I recently returned from a two week trip to Aspen, Colorado. Nestled in a remote valley in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is best known for its … Continued


Readers Live Longer Than Non-Readers

If you’re over 50 years old and read a book for thirty minutes a day, you’re likely to outlive your non-reading peers, according to a new study published in the September 2016 issue of Social Science and Medicine.


Throwback Thursday: Houdini vs. The Afterlife

In the 1920s, America had a brief but intense fling with spiritualism. Eventually the phenomenon became so widespread that Scientific American decided to hold itself a little contest, with a $2,500 prize for the first medium who could convince a panel of judges that they were the real deal.


Celebrating Teens and Creativity at the Teen Media Awards

At The Labs @ CLP, young people in the Pittsburgh region have many opportunities to collaborate with each other and pursue individual interests in a variety of areas include writing, music, filmmaking, animation, photography, robotics and design.


Best of BARD: July 2016

I told you all last time around to keep it hot and malicious. I don’t know how we can keep up this torrent pace. It’s nice to see the variety … Continued


Kick-starting Creativity

If you would have asked me about a year ago, I probably would have told you I wasn’t a very creative person. Now I realize I was just working with the wrong definition, and making some pretty common mistakes.



Ballin’ with Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of my favorite people in the world. He’s what I would consider a national treasure. My aunt had told me about his television show on HBO called Ballers and how I should check it out. Once she told me that Johnson was the star I was sold.