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Minecraft' Named YouTube's Most Streamed Game Of All Time

Minecraft' Named YouTube's Most Streamed Game Of All Time

Tech Times - Lauren Keating

When it comes to gaming, there's a genre out there for just about everyone. Some players favor action games, while others are into shooting, role-playing or sport games. However, when it comes to online streaming, this sandbox game wins the popularity contest.

According to YouTube, Minecraft has been named the most streamed video game of all time.

With over 42 million Minecraft-related videos on YouTube, the pixelated brick-building game has been watched more than other interactive title — making it the most watched game since the video streaming service launched 10 years ago. Read More


Bullying By Peers Has Effects Later In Life

Bullying By Peers Has Effects Later In Life

CNN Health - Ashley Strickland

(CNN) Bullying can be defined by many things. It's teasing, name-calling, stereotyping, fighting, exclusion, spreading rumors, public shaming and aggressive intimidation. It can be in person and online. But it can no longer be considered a rite of passage that strengthens character, new research suggests.

Adolescents who are bullied by their peers actually suffer from worse long-term mental health effects than children who are maltreated by adults, based on a study published last week in The Lancet Psychiatry. Read More


Parents! Focus Less On Worrying About Minecraft & More On Understanding It

Parents! Focus Less On Worrying About Minecraft & More On Understanding It

The Guardian - Stuart Dredge

A lot of people are getting hot under the collar about the BBC’s article on Minecraft, children and parenting, written by journalist Jolyon Jenkins.

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft? asks whether Minecraft is entirely healthy for kids, from addiction and lessening interest in the real world through to the prospect of “children being digitally mugged” by other players.

Jenkins clearly knows that he’ll have critics, referring to “Minecraft’s champions”, “the other side” and “the opposition” in the piece when suggesting how they might try to counter his arguments, setting this up as a battle. Read More


Baby Tech That Rocks The Cradle

Baby Tech That Rocks The Cradle

BBC News - Padraig Belton

One day, your grandchildren will be incredulous you survived the cradle without masses of technology.

Inexpensive and power-efficient bluetooth technology and a handy abundance of smartphones has helped deliver this bump in toddler tech.

And even more, young tech entrepreneurs have started families and found themselves with babies to experiment with.

So when it's time for the next mad dash to the hospital, now you can nab your bluetooth pacifier, smart baby bottle, and crying analyser.

To determine whether your new sprog is hungry, bored, tired, or just doesn't like you. Read More


What Are The Benefits of Music Education?

What Are The Benefits of Music Education?

PBS Parents - Laura Lewis Brown

Whether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.

Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music. Read More


Minecraft Videos Were Watched 3.9 Billion Times In A Single Month

Minecraft Videos Were Watched 3.9 Billion Times In A Single Month

The Guardian - Stuart Dredge

Minecraft remains the most popular game franchise on YouTube by some distance, with videos of Mojang’s crafting game notching up more than 3.9bn views in March 2015 alone.

That’s according to a chart produced by research firms Newzoo and Octoly, which have been tracking views of YouTube game videos. Read More


How To Be Happy & Positive Parents

How To Be Happy & Positive Parents

Moms Magazine - Danica Ramos

We all have to admit that we’re really hard on ourselves a lot of times. I know I am! I am always trying to make sure everything is going the right way, schedules are being followed, and plans are falling through. Then, when one little thing screws it all up, it’s so hard for me to get over it. Especially, when it comes to parenting.

I mostly post happy and smiling pictures of me and my family, but that doesn’t mean we’re happy and smiling all day and every day. There are some days where it’s just not a good day, or some parts of the day is just darn crappy. Sometimes we’ll have a nice day going to a park or a museum, but just one little kink can throw off my son’s mood and here comes the TANTRUMS! Read More


Check Out Mirobot - The Wireless Robot Kit For Kids

Check Out Mirobot - The Wireless Robot Kit For Kids

Geeky Gadgets - Julian Horsey

Ben Pirt based in the UK has created a new DIY robot kit for kids that he has named the Mirobot. The Mirobot is a wireless robot kit that’s designed to teach children about technology, programming and mathematics and has been designed for use in either the home or classroom.

The DIY robotics kit has been created and builds on a previous Kickstarter design, to be easy to build and allows the child to gain pleasure from building and seeing the robot carry out their commands.

After being programmed via a web browser, such as drawing or following a line. Watch the video below to learn more. The Mirobot project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Read More


Updates on Last Year's Ultimate Science Fair Champs

Updates on Last Year's Ultimate Science Fair Champs

Intel IQ - Joyce Riha Linik

Last year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winners follow up on their breakthrough work in cancer, mathematics and a way to get battery power from an eggplant.

Nathan Han describes it as the perfect storm.

It was the moment everything came together for the young Bostonian, as he wove statistics, biology and computer science together to create a breakthrough diagnostic tool for cancer.

Consider this: Han was just 15 at the time. And he didn’t make his discovery in a high-tech lab. He did it at home. Read More


Raising Children Has The Potential To Change The Future

Raising Children Has The Potential To Change The Future

Confessions of a Parent - Mike Berry

Parenthood is one of life’s journeys that challenges you, moves you, and makes you a better person. But there are a few paramount reasons parenting is so powerful and transformational to the world we live in!

To be honest, we had no plan when we began having children. Being adoptive parents, we didn’t even have a 9-month period to formulate a plan. It was more like 3 months, give or take a few weeks. After becoming foster parents, that shrunk to 3 hours, if we were lucky. As I reflect back on more than a decade of parenting, I simply marvel at the journey we’ve been on. It’s had it’s ups and downs and challenges that have nearly broken us, but all-in-all, it’s been amazing! Out of all the life choices we’ve made, becoming parents is in the top 5! Read More


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