Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO
Summary: Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition “gaming disorder”.
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I Kept Playing – The Costs of my Gaming Addiction
Summary: In November of 2000, my life was going well. I had a lovely girlfriend, a serviceable vehicle, and a job that paid more than enough for me to survive while catering to my increasingly expensive video game habit. Within four months, it would all be gone.
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Academics Rebuke World Health Organization’s Video Game Addiction Classification
Summary: “A few months after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced plans to officially recognize “gaming disorder” as a mental health issue in the beta draft of its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, 36 mental health professionals and academics have announced their opposition, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) pointed out today in a press release.”
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Black churches host screenings of ‘Black Panther’
Summary: “Xavier Cooper went straight from his shift as a cook at a fast-food restaurant to an early showing of the “Black Panther” movie — sponsored by his church.
As his elders at Jonahville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Huntersville, N.C., had hoped, the film had a profound effect on the young man, a leader in the church’s youth group.”
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Digitally mined from: www.religionnews.com
The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017
Summary: “Great children’s books — the timeless kind, which lodge themselves in the marrow of one’s being and seed into the young psyche ideas that bloom again and again throughout a lifetime — radiate a beauty and profundity transcending age. They are books for all of us and for all time.”
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Digitally mine from: www.brainpickings.org
12 Fantastic Facts About A Wrinkle in Time
Summary: “Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed science fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time has been delighting readers since its 1962 release. Whether you’ve never had the chance to read this timeless tale or haven’t picked it up in a while, here are some facts that are sure to get you in the mood for a literary journey through the universe—not to mention its upcoming big-screen adaptation.”
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Digitally mine from: www.mentalfloss.com