For kids with a troubled school life, role-playing games teach valuable life skills such as risk-taking and leadership.
It's easy to dismiss the Super Bowl, Monopoly, and Grand Theft Auto as a waste of time. But games go way beyond racking up points or winning Winter Olympic gold.
Smart phones lead the way in augmented reality, blending real life with digital imagery.
Internet addiction is not recognized as a separate disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, and treatment is not generally covered by insurance. But there are many such treatment centers in China, South Korea and Taiwan — where Internet addiction is taken very seriously — and many psychiatric experts say it is clear that Internet addiction is real and harmful.
According to a study, North Americans have been staying up late to do their Internet surfing this summer, so late that the peak usage for the whole day has been at 11 p.m. Eastern time.
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