Tag Archives: Video Games

Gaming in Small Doses Has Benefits for Kids


Gaming in Small Doses Has Benefits for Kids

The adage “Everything in moderation” appears to apply even to video games. A recent study finds that youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 who spend an hour or less a day playing video games are better adjusted and report more satisfaction with their lives than those who do not play at all, while those who play video games for more than three hours a day are less well adjusted than their peers. More… Discuss

Why all the struggle? poetic thought by George-B (©Always) (the smudge and other poems)


Why all the struggle? poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

Do we really want change, 
do we really need it: 
when brought about by…
The king of darkness?
Can’t we do with things the way they are,
slowly dissolving into the ocean of time?
Just evolving into involution,
return to the wisdom of the cave dwellers,
Before fire was noticed by the clan chief?
Isn’t that satisfying enough?
Why all the struggle?

word: braggart


braggart 

Definition: (noun) One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.
Synonyms: blowhard, boaster, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
Usage: He was generally considered a braggart, and others found it hard to be excited about his self-proclaimed successes. Discuss.

The Wallflowers – The empire in my mind (theme song to The Guardian)



“Empire Of My Mind”   (The Wallflowers)

Well, there is trouble in my mind
There is dark
There’s dark, and there is light.
I lay our hands over my eyes
As I look deep
Through valleys deep and wide
Across the border line
For the Empire in My Mind

You are the reason I don’t sleep
You are the light
That’s breaking through the leaves
You know how hard I try
To believe
I have something good inside
Over barricades I climb
For the Empire in My Mind.

I have no love somewhere in time
I’ve been lifted up
I’ve looked honor in the eyes
I have no reason; I have no rhyme
I cannot deny
There’s a darkness that’s inside
I am guilty by design
And now I realize
The temptation’s made me blind
To the Empire in My Mind

There is no order
There is chaos
And there is crime
There is no one home tonight
In the Empire in My Mind

There is no distance that I don’t see
I do have a will
No limit to my reach
I wish I would; I wish I might
See a line tonight
Separating wrong from right
Some are only born to try
And maybe that’s the reason why
I am afraid someday I’ll find
There is no Empire in My Mind

There is trouble in my life
There is trouble in my life


(performed by Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers)
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QUOTATION: Thomas Hardy


A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Discuss

 

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NEWS: GAMING CAN INCREASE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR


Gaming Can Increase Social Behavior

Video games have gotten a bad rap, perhaps unfairly. Critics have blamed them for desensitizing players toviolence and for making gamers more prone to violent behavior; however, recent research suggests that role-playing games have the power to influence behavior for the better as well. College students who played five minutes of a game in which their avatar fought enemies exhibited more generous, “prosocial” behavior afterward if the avatar selected for them was a hero rather than a villain or a neutral shape. More… Discuss

 

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New at euzicasa: Link-Widget_to_AllMusic: Try it now!


AllMusic (one click away)

AllMusic (one click away)

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NEW ALBUM: Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive


‘9 Dead Alive‘ is the new album from Rodrigo y Gabriela. It will be released worldwide on 28th April 2014.

 

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WORD: CONTRARIOUS


contrarious 

Definition: (adjective) Difficult to deal with.
Synonyms: cross-grained
Usage: I do not know how people tolerate teenage girls; they are the most contrarious creatures ever to walk the Earth! Discuss.

 

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News: ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS ROBOT WINS HANDS DOWN


Rock-Paper-Scissors Robot Wins Hands Down

Whether you call it rock-paper-scissors, roshambo, ick-ack-ock, or any other name, one thing is certain: you will never win against Janken. For humans, the game is all about predicting what one’s opponent is going to do, but Janken does not just predict, it knows. Developed by Japanese scientists, Janken is a high-speed, intelligent robot that is able to analyze in just one millisecond what shape—rock, paper, or scissor—a human hand is making and then immediately choose a winning countermove, which it performs so quickly that it finishes at the same time as its human opponent. More… Discuss

 

Just a Thought: “The unblinking eye is a dead eye…the unthinking mind is a dead mind!”


Just a Thought: “The unblinking eye is a dead eye…the unthinking mind is a vegetative mind!”

 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 18 in F major – II. Andante



Saint-Saëns was a romantic French composer. The music of video is the second movement of the Opus 18, played for Florestan Trio and was written in 1863.