Category Archives: General

Marbles Fifth Annual Crossword Tournament

This past weekend we hosted our Fifth Annual Crossword Tournament. We had a bunch of enthusiastic and fun participants. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Congratulations to all of our winner! Chicago, IL 1st) Peter Gwinn (he placed 33rd at Read More >

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Happy Birthday Leonardo

Today is Leonardo DaVinci’s Birthday. Born on April 15th, 1452, DaVinci was known as an inventor, scientist and a painter. His paintings of the Last Supper and The Mona Lisa are two of the most recognizable paintings in the world. Read More >

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Brains and Bracketology

March Madness and Bracketology are relatively new to me. Last year was the first time I had ever completed brackets. It was a lot of work and was very rewarding to get the most points in my pool. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these terms, I am referring to the chart that over 5 million people complete predicting how teams will advance in the NCAA tournament. Read More >

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Interview with Lutso Inventor Ryan Jedlicka

In light of our 3rd annual game design contest, “Who’s Got Game?” we had Marbles’ very own Ryan Jedlicka answer a few questions regarding his entry into the contest. Ryan was the first winner of Marbles annual design contest in Read More >

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BrainSessions- Which Brain Are You?

People love our stores and our website because of all of the brainy fun products we offer.  We know our customers are excited to get the latest and best games and puzzles for their families, friends and themselves. But we Read More >

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Is Love Addictive Like Chocolate?

It’s Valentine’s day, and that can mean only one thing: chocolate is in the air. No, no I’m sorry. Love. Love is in the air. Though you have to admit, chocolate is pretty important too. For those of us with Read More >

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Singing and the Brain

I’ve been singing a lot lately.  I sing with a choir once a week and am also working on a show.  I have a hectic schedule and have to rehearse when I can.  So if you live in Chicago, you Read More >

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Meditation May Prevent Colds and Flu

I’ve been reading this week about a study performed by the University of Wisconsin that showed that mindfulness meditation or moderate exercise can reduce instances of cold and flu.  This information comes a little late, as I have been suffering from Read More >

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Beating the Winter Blahs

I don’t get depressed during the winter months, but I do experience what I refer to as the winter blahs (not blue, just blah). I have to fight the urge to stay on of my couch and watch movies all Read More >

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Juggle Your Way to a Healthy Brain?

According to a 2009 Oxford University study, learning to three-ball cascade juggle is associated with a transient and highly selective increase in gray matter in the occipito-temporal cortex.  (That’s just a an incredibly brainy was of saying that juggling is Read More >

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