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  1. JMuriukitano

    Why we should all vote in national elections

    National elections and voting exercises have been taking place from time memorial. Some of us have done the exercise several times with high hopes that something new might materialize once the elected leaders come to office. Disappointment. The new leaders resort to mere politics and personal...
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    Garlic has some fantastic health benefits

    Well, this is new acejoy, but as with most healthy foods, none seems palatable or pleasant leave alone the benefits that come with them. However, I tend to think its because of their wealth in beneficial herbs that sometimes tend to turn us away, but there are lots of methods of making these...
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    Do prefer to game in private or communal?

    Well, I know it depends on a variety of reasons, tastes, and preferences. I don’t know about you, but which of these two do you prefer to enjoy most, private or communal gaming and why?
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    Escaping reality through video games

    There are real stats that show that some people go for gaming simply to escape from the real world. I’d rather we be open and honest with ourselves. Humanly speaking, very few people want to admit that they have challenges or issues bothering them and so they resort to gaming for a cover-up. It...
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    How do you cope with game addiction?

    Some of the documented physical signs are, fatigue after gaming, extreme headache, straining of the eyes, poor personal hygiene as well as emotional surges of getting irritated when not able to play, preoccupation and yearning for the next online game, isolation to get more time to play and the...
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    How do you cope with game addiction?

    That’s quite true Charmania. It’s important to remember that the whole essence of developing video games is to make money. If video games are not challenging but possible to win or make scores, who would be interested? How else would the developers make their money? The developers play these...
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    How do you cope with game addiction?

    I read a sad story though of a gaming addict. You may want to check it out here; I'm Addicted to Gaming and I Need Help | Game Quitters . Caution: Don't’ be addicted. Cultivate accountability partnerships and exercise a lot of caution. Addiction will not jump and grab you at once. It slips in...
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    What are some cognitive benefits of playing video games?

    One of my favorite advantages of computer games (I would like to emphasize on well selected, reasonably balanced, morally tested and goal-oriented) as some researchers have discovered is the improvement of cognitive skills. As these are part and parcel of our day today skills we do good to...
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    What type of games do you really enjoy?

    I like educational games and have no reservations recommending them for our kids rather than the free range choice for all. Rather than being more engaging and challenging, they leave the brain more exercised and a notch or higher in knowledge and understanding. What kind of games captivates you...
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    Who likes to work out and/or run?

    Well, just as ships are made for sailing, planes for flying and engines for running, so are our bodies. Regular organized exercises keep the body well balanced for every good work.
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    How do you cope with game addiction?

    Some games (Probably not in any intended way) have been labeled addictive such as Cytus II, Crossy road, Duet among others. Addiction to any game obviously renders the individual nonproductive and may negatively or even severely affect their own personal lives, family, and others. Can this...
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    How do you cope with game addiction?

    Well. to be honest gaming as a form of entertainment should add some value in our lives. This could be in different forms such as learning something new and of value. However, time and again people fall, victims of unwarranted vices, especially when they get addicted to some games. I mean...
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    Do you prefer gaming then or now?

    Well, I grew up in the countryside (Two different regions). Most of our games in school or at home were all natural. Climbing trees, run and tap, throwing the javelin, picking wild fruits from extremely tall trees, hunting birds, sliding barefooted on slippery paths and slopes... (All depending...
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    Welcome - introduce yourself!

    It's nice to be part of this community. I'm not a great fan of games but I do have youngsters who are. I hope to learn and contribute as we move along together.