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The 9Rules Network Best Content Of The Week, January 25 – 31

Written by 9rules on January 31, 2012

January flew by so fast. I haven’t even gotten over my post-Holiday hangover and February’s already looming on us. In case you missed it, here are some of the best content to be published in the 9Rules network for the week covering January 25 – 31.

80 Games Every Family Should Play

Bop It, and its successors, are popular, noisy handheld toys which encourage hand-eye coordination and are a lot of fun to play. They can be played solo or in various ‘pass it’ modes allowing two or more people to join in. The concept — to correctly follow spoken or sound effect instructions by pulling, twisting or otherwise manipulating the “Bop It” — sounds simple but can be surprisingly fiendish.

I gave my son a Bop It for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. This is a great training for hand-eye coordination and also teaches children how to correctly listen to instructions. All of the other games listed in the article are also very educational and/or fun, and it also encourages playing as a whole family, which is a big plus.

Firefox 10 Released

Mozilla has released Firefox 10, the latest iteration of its popular open-source Web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. Mozilla is committed to release a new version of the browser every 6 weeks.

What is new in version 10 is how Firefox handles extensions upon auto-updating to the new browser version. Firefox 10 for Android will have multitouch gesture support to the mobile browser.

Mozilla is really fully committed to their fast track release schedule for Firefox. It has recently released version 10 of the popular Mozilla Firefox browser. Time to update your browser if you’re using Firefox. Dear Mozilla, for the next version, could you please add an auto update feature? It will really help users.

8 Beers That Best Describe the Most Popular Social Networks

Today we raise a glass to Libatious, a social network for beer drinkers that launched today from its headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.  The site has a database of beers and breweries from all over the world for users to explore, bookmark and rate – an intriguing blend of Pinterest and Yelp.

In the real world, beer and social media go together like soda and pop rocks.  Just for fun, here’s a sampling of eight beers to pair with eight different social networks, inspired by the beers found on tap at Libatious.

Here’s a cool take on two things people love to do – visit their favorite social network service and drink beer. It’s a mashup of sorts, but the good and entertaining kind.

Flannel Design Wall Tutorial

I’m still “moving in” and getting settled in my new sewing area (as well as the rest of the house, if the truth is told), and of course, I want a design wall of some sort. There is not a lot of room or empty wall space, but there is one wall that will do (ignoring the electrical socket and pass through right in the middle of it that I would never use anyway).

Decorating your home is a very involved project but one that is very fulfilling especially if you really transform your domicile into something really beautiful. Home projects are nothing to sneeze at so this article on decorating a wall is a great insight into what such a project entails not just in the technical aspects of it but the practical hands-on experience of doing the project.

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