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Screen time to green time: New study informs healthy screen habits as kids go back to school

A new study finds that fewer than two hours of daily screen time can adversely affect a kid’s life satisfaction.   Physical activity is crucial to wellbeing, and sedentary screen time interferes with exercise hours. Screen time guidelines can become more nuanced as children return to in-person learning.  Experts recommend separating…

The game Minecraft can boost creativity (Video)

Good news for anyone who’s ever been criticized for playing too many video games: virtual building games like Minecraft can boost creativity. This, from researchers at Iowa State University.   Researchers split 352 participants into four groups: one group played Minecraft with specific instructions; another played Minecraft without instructions; and…

Do violent video games really cause aggressive behavior? Despite popular belief, research says gaming does not influence behavior change

The common belief is that video games cause aggression in real life—but research shows this isn’t the case. Cultivation theory summarizes this belief; however, a University of York study shows that violent video games doesn’t influence players to behave any certain way. That said, of course gaming can still have…

How Can Gaming Benefit You?

Let’s be honest, the media often gets a bad rap: social media platforms are criticized for being highlight reels, news networks are condemned for disseminating false or disheartening news, and movies as well as TV shows and video games are blamed for provoking violent behavior amongst viewers/users. But what about…

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