Health, Science & Technology · Hobbies of All Sorts

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 & Technology · Video 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 & Technology · Hobbies of All Sorts

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

Health, Science & Technology · Hobbies of All Sorts

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

Health, Science & Technology · Hobbies of All Sorts · Video Recommendation

An Idea for Mid-Week Video Day! What Say You?

Today is Wednesday, the middle of the week when the Monday blues have already ebbed away, but the Friday excitement hasn’t kicked in yet. Sometimes we need a little distraction from our daily lives to keep going until the Friday excitement kicks in! [A pause.] Okay, okay, here’s the real reason why I started this…… Continue reading An Idea for Mid-Week Video Day! What Say You?

Announcements & Celebrations · Health, Science & Technology

World Autism Awareness Day 2017

The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? ~From Autism Speaks: World Autism Awareness Day I’m a day late, but hey, better late than never! 02 April 2017 was World Autism Awareness…… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day 2017

Comic Recommendation · Health, Science & Technology · Relationships, Culture & Society

My Thoughts: Bullying, Abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It looks like I’m really productive today! Posting TWO posts in a single day even though the plan was to post once a week? WOW! Ahem, shameless self-praising aside… I know this isn’t exactly a chipper topic. When is abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a chipper topic? It’s something that isn’t often highlighted in…… Continue reading My Thoughts: Bullying, Abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)