Health & Science · Writing & Creative Hobbies

Benefits of Playing Video Games #3: Creativity and a Disclaimer

Over the last two weeks, we’ve looked at cognitive, health, personality and social benefits; today we’ll have a look at creativity! Plus a sneaky disclaimer at the end. 😛 Warning: This is going to be a link-extensive post! Video Games Improve Creativity A study of nearly 500 12-year-olds found that the more kids played video…… Continue reading Benefits of Playing Video Games #3: Creativity and a Disclaimer

Health & Science · Media Recommendation

Mid-Week Video Day: What Ransomware is, How it Works and How to Stay Protected

https://youtu.be/Vkjekr6jacg With the whole WannaCry ransomware news rushing around like lightning, I decided to post this video so that every reader here knows what ransomware is, how it works and what you can do to stay protected! Without the need to take a whole IT class, of course. 😆 Also, while you’re reading this, what…… Continue reading Mid-Week Video Day: What Ransomware is, How it Works and How to Stay Protected

Health & Science · Writing & Creative Hobbies

Benefits of Playing Video Games #2: Health & Social Benefits

Welcome to the Benefits of Playing Video Games series, Part #2! Last week we looked at some cognitive benefits, so this week we’ll head into health, personality and social benefits. 😀 Health Benefits Helps with Pain Relief In 2010, scientists presented research at the American Pain Society’s conference, which found evidence that playing video games,…… Continue reading Benefits of Playing Video Games #2: Health & Social Benefits

Announcements & Celebrations · Crystals, Energy & Spirituality

Happy Vesak Day 2017! And a Mini-Story About Myself as a Buddhist

Happy Vesak (or Wesak) Day 2017 to all Buddhists out there! Have fun and be happy. ❤ To those who don’t celebrate Vesak Day and are curious to know: The Vesak festival, or Buddha Day, celebrates three major events in the life of the Buddha: his birth, Enlightenment and passing away on the full moon…… Continue reading Happy Vesak Day 2017! And a Mini-Story About Myself as a Buddhist

Cats, Animals & Nature · Media Recommendation

Mid-Week Video Day: A Rat on a Cat on a Dog

https://youtu.be/D85yrIgA4Nk Isn’t that one of the cutest sight ever? ❤ But the owner is right; if different animals can get along like this, why not people? After all we’re all people, just in different shapes, sizes, colour and whatnot. 😀 ~Nicolle ❤ A Short Self-Compassionate Letter Dear Self, Kudos to you for spreading this nice…… Continue reading Mid-Week Video Day: A Rat on a Cat on a Dog

Health & Science · Writing & Creative Hobbies

Benefits of Playing Video Games #1: Cognitive Benefits and a Mini-Rant

Welcome to my new mini-series. If you’ve read enough of my previous posts, I bet you’ve seen this coming from a mile away! Otherwise, well, news flash: playing video games is on my list of various hobbies, so this isn’t surprising. 😆 Are you an introvert who likes to play video games? Were you ever…… Continue reading Benefits of Playing Video Games #1: Cognitive Benefits and a Mini-Rant