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[ Creativity ]
By Sam Burns
Why do people turn to jigsaw puzzles? Entertainment? Excitement? Quality time with loved ones? There’s a lot to love about these scattered pictures, but when we look back at their history, and the influence they are having right now, all the pieces fall into place!
[ Thought Leaders ]
What illusion are you believing? Magician and puzzle master David Kwong knows a thing or two about tricking our brains. Here’s how we can use those insights to see our own biases and make ourselves less vulnerable to deception.
[ Culture ]
There’s a lot more to these puzzles than meets the eye. So what goes into making them? Why do we love them so much? And is there really any truth to the claims that completing a puzzle a day will ward off aging? Here’s all you could want to know about the world of crosswords, with a bit of fun added in! (We promise, it’s quite exciting!)
Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? This puzzle may seem impossible, but there’s a lot more to it. You don’t have to take our word for it, here’s the world record holder, at 5.25 seconds, with his tips!