Monthly Archives: July 2010

Be Creative! Or Not.

The suggestion to be creative, much like the command, “Be spontaneous,” just kills the process. A sidebar in this week’s Newsweek, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman point out Mark Runco’s research that a general instruction to “be creative” dries up … Read more

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Video Game Promotes Happiness

SuperMe is a new, on-line collection of video games designed, in the words of Alice Taylor, commissioning editor for UK’s Channel 4, “It’s about resilience: how to feel good when life chucks you lemons. How to be better at thinking … Read more

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Study links TV to ADD, again.

NPR is reporting another study linking watching TV and playing video games to difficulty in paying attention in school. Apart from the usual critique that correlation is not sufficient to claim causation, this study does not add much to parenting … Read more

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Tom and Jerry Play Cat and Mouse Games

Have you ever had a child lie or sneak? Don’t these actions beg for you to do something about them, like watch them more, call the mother of friends to verify their stories, or set more rules around showing you … Read more

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