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Are Video Games Bad For You?

Are Video Games Bad For You?By Shalini MadhavAccording to research studies, video games are not harmful for you. As a matter of fact, they can help you lead your life better. If you don't believe it yet, read on. This article will explain how playing games on your computer or mobile can help you. 1. 'Mario' Can Train Your BrainIf you want to train certain areas of your brain, video games can help a lot. Researchers conducted an experiment that involved many people who played "Mario" game for a few hours. After the gameplay, an MRI scan of the players' brain was done. The results showed a volumetric brain increase. The other group that didn't play any game showed no such results. This study proves that specific region of your brain can be trained if you play video games. Patients with mental disorders can use this approach as a therapy. For instance, patients with Alzheimer's, post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia can benefit from this type of therap…
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6 Ways to Choose Video Games for Kids

6 Ways to Choose Video Games for KidsBy Shalini Madhav Video games are the popular gifts for kids of today. As a parent, you need to ensure that the games your kids play are fun, affordable and safe. It's true that video games should not be the primary source of entertainment for your kids, but playing games every now and then won't hurt. Given below are some easy ways to choose the right game. Read on to know more.1. Read ReviewsReading reviews is one of the ways of looking for the right one. All you have to do is search for the game titles that interest you. These reviews are left by other parents. For instance, you can head to Common Sense Media. The reviews will give you a pretty good idea of how suitable a game would be for your kids.2. Check The RatingMake sure that the titles you choose are suitable for the game of your kid. Typically, ESRB rating system is used to rate the games. For instance, the rating may be either EC or AO. The important thing is to skip titles tha…

Platinum Prices Will Soar in 2018

Platinum Prices Will Soar in 2018By Matt Badiali It was a brutal six years for the mining industry. While some metals saw their prices rebound in 2017, others didn't.There is a formula for rising prices - demand must exceed supply. In some cases, like zinc, a lack of investment meant supply fell below demand. Copper, whose price rose 27%since early 2016, is another metal that will struggle to meet demand.In 2018, a different metal's price will begin its rise...Platinum's New TrendPlatinum's price steadily declined from 2011 to 2016. The price fell by more than half to January 2016. There was a brief rebound that year. Then the price collapsed to its lowest price in two years earlier this month.The question is: Why do I think this trend will change in 2018?The answer is simple... supply can't keep up with demand. In 2017, the supply/demand number was almost even. According to the World Platinum Investment Council, 2017 will end with a small deficit, around 15,000 ou…

In Quest of Old China

In Quest of Old ChinaBy Tara Goldsmith The threshold was high and in line with tradition, I crossed it by lifting my left foot while Tim, my guide, lifted his right. We felt the uneven bare floor under our feet as we entered the dark room. The sun was gleaming strongly outside, striking through the roof holes, like a ray of death showing us blurred lines of scattered furniture. There was not much to see. The house looked empty except for a cooker, some kind of wardrobe with a mixture of well-used pans and occasional garments. From the corner, just behind the cooker we heard a trembling "NJIHAO" and our first instinct was to run back out of the house we had entered uninvited. We were in quest of old Chinese life which was disappearing fast and were hoping to get "that" photo here in the destitute fishing village near the popular tourist town of China. We didn't expect to see any people."Njihao" replied Tim apologetically.And then we saw her, the old la…

Essentials To Make An Investment Portfolio

Essentials To Make An Investment PortfolioBy Mudassir Hasan Investing is not a game. Not for the weak hearted. Stock markets move up and down. One cannot just predict the market. Not possible to predict its movement. Hence cannot time it's up and down. One can build a solid portfolio so as to possibly succeed. Few considerations to keep in mind.Invest with a goal in mind - As discussed in one of the point, the purpose of investing should be kept in mind. Even before starting with the investment. One should know what it will cost to achieve that purpose. Purpose shows the path to investment. Always correcting it when invest is going off the path. Yogi Berra, a wise baseball philosopher sums up "If you don't know where you're going, you'll miss it every time."Your present situation and risk you can take - What is the financial position today? How much one has earned and how much one has saved till date. In future date what will be the need. How much earning sho…

Summer Tips to Keep You Healthy

Summer Tips to Keep You HealthyBy Kedarshini Ramen Dreaming about laying back on the sun lounger, sand between your toes and cocktail in hand. The sun's rays feel good right? But they're no friend to your skin.Though you won't see it right away, they give you wrinkles and age spots, and they're the top cause of skin cancer!Overexposure to UV rays from the sun or sunbeds is the number one cause of developing skin cancer. You need to make sure you are doing everything that you can to protect yourselves so that you can enjoy your time in the sun. With the approach of Sun Awareness Week, we thought it would be the perfect time to share with you some of our top tips for staying safe in the sun this summer.1. Seek shadeFrom 11am to 3pm the sun is at its strongest. During this period it is recommended for you to stay out of the sun as you are more at risk of burning or developing heatstroke. If you are having lunch in your garden or at the sea-side you may seek shade under a …

What Qualifications Do You Have?

What Qualifications Do You Have?By Oliver JR Cooper At the beginning of last year I had a few videos made, and one of those videos was about what qualifications I had. What inspired me to make this video was an email that I had received around that time.In this email someone said that they liked my work or that they liked an article, but they wanted to know what qualifications I had. This was something that caused me to experience a fairly strong reaction.Two LevelsIntellectually, I wanted to know why this person wanted to know this, with me wondering why this mattered. Emotionally, this brought up my own issues around not being good enough and feeling like a fraud.So, although I had already written hundreds of articles and written a number of books, it hadn't changed what was going on at a deeper level. All the positive emails and comments that I had received didn't do much either.Two FactorsWhat had played a part was how I was treated as a child and what took place at school…

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