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Game tips: 5 important tips to know when playing 'ReCore'

"ReCore" is part action adventure, part shooter, part loot collector, and part platformer. But, if you're enjoying the latest creation to come out of Inafune's new studio, Comcept, we want to make sure you're ready to stay at the top of your game, and help Joule out the best you can. To help you in your endeavors to safe New Eden, we've put together five tips that you might not have thought about that will change how you play this game.

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Game review: 'Pac-Man Championship Edition 2,' powering up

You'd think with all the different ways Bandai Namco has improved and adulterated "Pac-Man" over the years, there just wouldn't be anything left to tackle. But as it turns out there was, and it existed in the form of "Pac-Man Championship Edition," one of the most engaging and exciting ways anyone could ever possibly conceive of to play "Pac-Man" while feeling like it's a completely new experience. "Pac-Man Championship Edition 2" comes out of the gate running with bigger and better improvements on the previous release, with alterations and augments that make it as exciting as ever, even if you've played "Pac-Man" more times than you listened to "Pac-Man Fever," and you know you've listened to "Pac-Man Fever."

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'Storks' delivers laughs, some tears

We recently had the opportunity to preview the new animated movie "Storks," in Manhattan. The movie is about a company that used to deliver babies. Instead of delivering babies, the company switched to delivering packages because it was easier.

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Spoon University food site helps high schoolers eat well

As if Lauren Peller doesn't have enough on her plate this fall - college applications are due, and she's editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper at Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills - she's taken on the role of editorial director of the newly launched high school chapter of the nationwide Spoon University foodie website.

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Parents @ Play: Food and chocolate

We all know how crazy things can get when you're trying to get your kids and yourself out the door in time for school and work. If you're looking for some food ideas to shake things up a little, we've got you covered.

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Ask Mr. Dad: Lightening the load of kids' backpacks

Dear Mr. Dad: My 13-year-old son's backpack weighs a ton (actually, 25 pounds, but it feels like a ton), and I'm afraid he's going to hurt himself hauling it around. You've talked about the dangers of overloaded packs before, but as far as I can tell, backpacks don't seem to be getting any smaller. I suggested that he get a wheelie backpack, but he just rolled his eyes and says it's not cool. I want to talk to the school administrators about this problem, but need some facts to back me up. Please help.

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Ex-etiquette: Relationships are a two-way street

Q: My son and his wife of 10 years divorced two years ago. His ex-wife had three sons from a previous relationship, now well into adulthood and going to college. When they were married we considered her sons to be our grandsons. We celebrated Christmas and birthdays together and have always offered them the same presents as our biological grandchildren. On a regular basis, I send them presents, even checks for tuition, but I haven't heard from any of them in over a year. They cash the checks, but no thank you, no phone calls, nothing. It's hurtful because we were quite sincere in our affection for them. Do we continue to treat them as grandchildren? What's good ex-etiquette?

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Ana Veciana-Suarez: Navigate in-law waters with grace and diplomacy

You can't help but immediately like your child's significant other when she insists your non-communicative son answer your calls. And you've got to hand out a generous helping of brownie points when she messages you on Facebook or texts you a photo of the happy couple out and about, a photo you likely would not have gotten otherwise.

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Living with Children: Disobedience requires 'The Godfather' principle

Q: Over the past year or so, our 5-year-old has developed an extreme fear of going to the doctor or dentist. This came on suddenly, without a precipitating incident. The crying begins when we arrive at the appointment. When the doctor or nurse tries to examine him, he goes bonkers - screaming, hitting, kicking. He has to be held down for something as simple as looking in his ears. Otherwise, he's a normal little boy - occasionally disobedient, but nothing at all serious. This last time I decided to punish him by not giving him what I'd promised if he was good and sending him to his room when we got back home. Is this something I should treat as any other behavior problem? I'm really confused.

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Lori Borgman: Birds aren't the only ones taking flight

I'm not sure how much longer the two of us can fit into this wicker chair together, but for now we fit just fine - snug, but fine. She's a willowy thing, long legs, hair flying in her face, serious one minute, pure goofball the next. We are on the porch leafing through the Sibley Backyard Birding cards.

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Moms Gear: Backyard fire pit offers great opportunity for making s'mores with your kids

Moms or dads wanting to enjoy evenings outdoors with their kids this fall may want to try out the steel Garden Treasures fire pit in their back or sideyard. This fire pit is easy to put together, taking about 20 minutes or less, and just requires a Phillips screwdriver to be able to screw the four legs onto the bottom of the fire bowl and then the support ring onto the back of the legs.

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Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, talks about Prop. 63 – the legalization of marijuana – at the Modesto Bee offices in Modesto, Calif. He spoke to The Bee's Editorial Board on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
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Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

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