Tag: health

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2 women injured at DragonCon, hit by chairs dropped from balcony

Conventions. They’re all fun and cheer until you see your own blood. Which is exactly what happened to cosplayers Jamie Temple-Thompson Amador and Kelly McDaniel at DragonCon this past weekend.

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Posted in Geek & Sundry Science

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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Posted in Geek & Sundry

Because We Care: More Advice on How to Survive a Convention

Conventions are some of the greatest fun you can have in one extended weekend—if you do it right. If you don’t, you’re in for 48+ hours of physical stress. We recently published a list of pointers for all of you convention newbies to follow. Ya know what? One list wasn’t enough. Thanks to some seasoned convention attendees, […]

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Posted in TabTimes Technology

From Wastewater Plants to Manufacturing, GE Figures Out How to Make Tablets Do What They Do Best

Managers of old would sit behind a desk and monitor operations through email and the old standby, the telephone. Not anymore.

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Posted in Forbes Science

Diet for a Marathon Gaming Session

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a marathon, day-long session of gaming. Now lower your hand. Now raise it again. That was important, actually. Gaming may be a great way to spend an hour or twenty-four, but it’s an extremely sedentary hobby. And if you’re don’t exercise and eat right, over time you can find yourself with multiple unwanted pounds or even circulatory problems and high blood pressure. That can’t possibly be good for your game.

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Posted in Forbes

‘EVE Online’ Player Works Out to Become More Like His Avatar

EVE Online is a space-based MMO with over 400,000 passionate fans. One of these fans has taken his devotion to the game a little more seriously than others. Advertising director Marcus Dickinson, has spent over two years working out in order to look more like his avatar, Roc Wieler.

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World of Warcraft May Protect the Aging Brain

There are claims that video games can be bad (and good) for the development of young minds. But what about the elderly and the problem of age-related decline? In a recent study, researchers at North Carolina State University’s lab, Gains Through Gaming, learned that the aging brain may benefit from video gaming. Specifically from the famed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO), World of Warcraft.

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Posted in Intergalactic Medicine Show Science Fiction

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: The financial reality of writing science fiction and fantasy

Writing novels may not the best way to make a living. A look at the financial reality of authorship.

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