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When the Fun Stops for Parents, Part 1

Every family has its headaches. Because depravity runs deep, it is impossible to rear our children from infancy to independence without encountering times that call for straight-talk and tough love. While parents continue to love their children no matter what, they cannot escape those occasions where wills clash, when rebellion reaches an impasse, and when things get downright impossible. For any number of reasons, some adolescents and young adults who still live at home reach a place where they simply refuse to obey. All attempts to bring back the harmony in the relationship prove futile. This results in harsh words and ugly reactions as parents stand their ground while their son or daughter reacts in stubborn defiance and refuses to back down. We pray, but nothing changes. We try to reason with disobedience, but that’s a dead-end street. As we apply different measures of discipline, things only get worse. Our struggle is complicated by the realization that we have other children who are being neglected—or negatively influenced—as we spend most of our time and energy dealing with the rebel. This is when the fun stops for parents.

Brothers in Arms WW2 Return Planned?

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
It's possible Gearbox Software is returning to the World War II setting they first explored with their Brothers in Arms series (thanks PSU). Responding to a tweet from Rami Ismail of Vlambeer about...

Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tease

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
EA's Star Wars website has word to expect the first trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II on April 15th. This will hopefully provide the first details about the action game sequel, which has barely...

Steel Division: Normandy 44 Trailer

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Steel Division: Normandy 44 is on display in a new trailer from Paradox, offering a look at gameplay from the upcoming World War II strategy game. You say you want some more? Well here's some more,...

LEGO City Undercover Trailer

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
A new trailer from LEGO City Undercover uncovers some details about the vehicles in the upcoming blocky adventure game. Word is: "In LEGO CITY, every vehicle on the street can be used to cruise...

Surf World Series Trailer

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Gameplay from Surf World Series is on display in a new video from the upcoming wave catching simulation. Hang ten and check out theses accompanying details: "Lead producer Jamie Fisher, from...

Evening Patches

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Dota 2 Update - March 29th, 2017. Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Open Beta Notes ? March 29, 2017. Stellar Overload Early Access Update 3.

On Sale

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Heroes of the Storm Weekly Sale- Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2017. Jotun: Valhalla Edition on Steam. Save 67%.

Evening Interviews

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Exclusive Interview: Funcom on the Secret World Legends reboot and the end of updates for The Secret World ? Massively Overpowered. Thanks Acleacius.

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
MyWorld Users Competition.

Evening Consolidation

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Xbox One's faster, simpler interface is available to everyone. Thanks Slashdot via Ant. PS4 graphics can achieve photorealism before PS5 release, says dev. Destiny Age of Triumph easter egg revealed....

Evening Mobilization

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on: Samsung produces a stunning redesign - Ars Technica ?Samsung Dex? is a Galaxy S8 dock that makes your phone into a desktop. Tom Clancy's ShadowBreak Announced for Mobile...

Evening Metaverse

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
?Samsung Connect? wrangles all the insecure Things in your Internet of Things. Our team (and this dog) present to you: 1080p streaming on Twitch. Thanks Hypothermia. Verizon Begins Testing 4K TV for...

Evening Tech Bits

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Intel is keeping Moore?s Law alive by making bigger improvements less often. AMD Working On 16-Core 32 Thread "Threadripper" CPU?

Evening Safety Dance

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Your privacy online is the same as it was yesterday. Thanks Ant. How not to phish a security researcher on Twitter. Thanks RedEye9.

etc., etc.

Blue's News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:51pm
Now Available on Steam - Fallout Shelter… This Free Online Flight Sim Is Multi-Player Too. Thanks Ant…

Scientists Discover Way To Transmit Taste of Lemonade Over Internet

/. - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:30pm
schwit1 quotes a report from VICE: With the use of electrodes and sensors -- and zero lemons -- a group of researchers at the University of Singapore have announced that they can convince you that you're drinking lemonade, even if it's just water. Plus, they can send you a glass of lemonade virtually over the internet. In an experiment that involved 13 tasters, the subjects' taste buds were stimulated using electricity from receiving electrodes; LED lights mimicked a lemony color. Some were convinced that the water they were drinking was, in fact, almost as sour as lemonade. According to researcher Nimesha Ranasinghe, the experiment proved that taste can be shared online: "People are always posting pictures of drinks on social media -- what if you could upload the taste as well? That's the ultimate goal." Each of the subjects was given a tumbler filled with a liquid that was either cloudy white, green, or yellow. They were told to place their tongues on the rim of the tumbler before sipping. Then they took a taste and rated the beverage on appearance and taste. Some of the liquids were plain water and some were lemonade. "We're working on a full virtual cocktail with smell, taste, and color all covered. We want to be able to create any drink." Why would anyone want to drink a virtual lemonade? Advocates of virtual eating say that virtual foods can replace foods that are bad for you, that you may be allergic to, or that you shouldn't eat because of a medical condition.

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