The Kitchen Gadgets Worth Your Money

In case you haven't noticed, we love gadgets around here. In fact, our list of our favorite kitchen gear quickly became far too long for a single article, so we're splitting it in half. We present to you our favorite Kitchen Gadgets, and stay tuned in the near future for our favorite Cooking Gear. As always, we can't… » 11/09/13 12:20pm 11/09/13 12:20pm

Study Shows Playing Video Games Really Can Make Your Brain Bigger

Previous research on whether playing video games can make us smarter has been mixed, but a new study demonstrates a very tangible effect of playing video games: Parts of the brain can get bigger. » 11/07/13 5:46am 11/07/13 5:46am

Chinese Health Study: Video Games Making Children Dumb

China has released various studies in the past about the adverse effects of video games on the development of young people. Over the weekend the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Wuhan, Hubei province released a report showing that more than half the city's teenagers have less understanding about life and death… » 6/03/13 7:00am 6/03/13 7:00am

Study Finds Tetris Greatly Helps With Difficult-To-Treat Vision Problem

When I was growing up, one of the common worries about young people playing video games was that it'd strain our eyesight. Well what do you know, it's sounding more and more like video games are more likely to help fix eyesight! » 4/24/13 8:00pm 4/24/13 8:00pm

Beijing's Smog - It's Like Living in Silent Hill All the Time

If you've read any international news regarding China recently, you'll definitely have read about the environmental disaster that is Beijing's air.


Over the weekend and heading into the week, Beijing's been covered in a terrible haze of "smog", causing issues with traffic, air travel, and most importantly health. The… » 1/14/13 8:00am 1/14/13 8:00am

A Whole New Way To Play Video Games: Standing Up

It's not every day you discover a whole new way to play video games. Yet over the past month, I've done just that—I've found a way to play games that makes me feel better, more alert, healthier, and more involved. How have I accomplished this? I've started playing video games while standing up. » 8/07/12 2:00pm 8/07/12 2:00pm