Awesome Card Games To Try—If You’re Feeling a Little Sick of Gin (The Game, Silly.)

Awesome Card Games To Try—If You’re Feeling a Little Sick of Gin (The Game, Silly.)

In honor of our 52 Farts Playing Cards Deck, we picked three little-known card games to help spice up your next game night. Goofspiel (AKA GOPS) Goofspiel, also known as The Game of Pure Strategy or GOPS, was invented by Merrill Flood, an American mathematician, while at Princeton University in the 1930s. Minimum age: 8 Players: 2+ Skill(s) required: Tactics, …

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NSFW—But Safe for WFH—Knock Knock Coloring Pages Harness The Stress-Busting Powers of Coloring With These Pretty Crappy Printable Adult Coloring Sheets

Holy Crap by Charles & Thorn
Colored by Jerrad Matthew

Choose from six different free printable coloring pages: Crappy Crap, General Crap, Holy Crap, Mind-Numbing Crap, Top Secret Crap, and Total Crap. Color them in or leave them blank—they’re uncrappy either way! Illustrated by our longtime pals Charles&Thorn.

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7 Stupid Workouts to Get You Through the Holiday Season

7 Stupid Workouts to Get You Through the Holiday Season

Don’t be one of those “January people” that joins a gym after the turn of the new year. Actually, skip the fitness-failure fad entirely and beat your winter waistline to the punch with these stupid—but seriously effective—workout routines you can do from the comfort of home. You’ll be glad you did AND have room for even more New Year’s resolutions …

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Loving Los Angeles Overcoming My Anti-L.A. Bias

Author Jen Bilik and dog Paco in front of the Hollywood sign
This picture is clearly an “After”—as in, after I learned to love Los Angeles. It was taken as part of a photoshoot for our book "Lick" by Ty Foster. A subsequent post will explore my “Before,” both my Bay Area bias as well as the unidimensional Los Angeles of my actual childhood experience (here’s a teaser: malls, Disneyland, freeways, Sam’s Club, trailer parks).

When I moved to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1998, exactly twenty years ago, my interest in the city had only recently been piqued. Growing up in the Bay Area as I did, hatred of Los Angeles was our birthright—though we characterized it as a rivalry (little did we know, it was totally one-sided). But New York certainly looked down on L.A. too, and I found I had to do lots of explaining about my decision to move here.

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