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You Knew It Was True: Online Gaming Increases Test Scores

Video game players like to pride ourselves on our fabulous reflexes and our ability to hold our bladders. But now there’s something else that gamers can take pride in: our brains. According to a recent publication in The International Journal of Communication,”Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students,” written by Alberto Possi of […]

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5 Things We want to See in The X-Files (potential) Season 11

Even the most die-hard fans of the epic 1993-2002 series The X-Files knew the series had played itself out by its ninth season. But even with the season 9 finale “The Truth” throwing dirt on the graves of several conspiracies, we’ve always wanted to believe that more X-Files was out there. We got what we […]

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Find The Right Board Game To Match Your Personality

Quantic Foundry, a game analytics consultancy, recently took a full 220,000 videogamers and studied their motivations. The results were obvious in retrospect: People choose games based on their personality. In other words, gamers who are extroverted like games with competition and community, while people who are conscientious play games that allow them to concoct grand master […]

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Find The Right Board Game To Match Your Personality

Quantic Foundry, a game analytics consultancy, recently took a full 220,000 videogamers and studied their motivations. The results were obvious in retrospect: People choose games based on their personality. In other words, gamers who are extroverted like games with competition and community, while people who are conscientious play games that allow them to concoct grand master […]

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Love to Binge-Watch TV? Pity, ‘Cus It Could Kill You

If you love watching an entire season of television in one popcorn-fueled frenzy, I have some bad news: it could kill you. According to a Japanese study “Watching Television and Risk of Mortality From Pulmonary Embolism Among Japanese Men and Women” led by Toru Shirakawa, over 86,000 people in Japan between the ages of 40–79 were […]

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