Boy Scouts Announce A Cub Scout Video Game Belt Loop, Not Merit Badge

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Whoo hoo I got my LOOP!

Listen, I know it’s easy to make fun of Boy Scouts. I’ve heard my share of “Go build a birdhouse” jabs being an Eagle Scout myself, but let’s get this straight. The just-announced video game belt loop isn’t for Boy Scouts, it’s for elementary-aged Cub Scouts…

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Google Expands Its Reference Section With Its Own Dictionary

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An artistic rendition of a virtual dictionary.

Guess what? Google has it’s own dictionary now.

Google has quietly rolled out its own online dictionary, complete with multilingual support and accompanying photos. The new site was first discovered by the LA Times Tech Blog, and you can access it at Google.com/Dictionary.

It works exactly as you’d expect: type in a word, and Google will give you the definition, part of speech, and maybe a similar phrase or two. If you’re logged in, you can star a word for future reference.

The new dictionary obviously isn’t good news to the many other web dictionaries. Answers.com, in particular, stands to lose out, as it is currently Google’s default whenever a user clicks the “define” link on a Google results page. The Times article says that Google now uses its own dictionary as the default, but I’m still seeing Answers.com as the source, so apparently the switch isn’t live for everyone.

 

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Helping the Sex-Starved Wife

Helping the Sex-Starved Wife

Loneliness causes people to react in unusual ways

Weiner Davis, a clinical social worker, has been working closely with couples — those on the brink of divorce or otherwise in crisis — for more than 20 years. She’s collected some of her wisdom in her new book, The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He’s Lost Desire.

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