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AL.com today published an interesting article about the life of Tim Cook growing up in Robertsdale, Ala., complete with charming anecdotes and the requisite assortment of embarrassing childhood photos. The article speaks glowingly of Cook, explaining that the Apple CEO is the "pride and joy" of Rob...

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[Image credit: dospaz] A new study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University recently found that viewing television and playing video games were both associated with greater attention problems among young children. The study, which appeared in Pedatrics recently, followed the television and...

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The sheer amount of "oh how COOL" and squeeing when we first heard about the LEGO MMO was pretty heavy around the virtual Massively offices. While it wasn't entirely universal, many of us fondly remember playing with Legos for hours in our youth. (Hell, some of us haven't stopped playing with them...

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We're used to scientists, the government and even beverage companies taking the game industry to task for contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic. But now there's a new, even more unlikely source using gaming as an obesity scapegoat -- McDonald's. Talking to the London Times, McDonald's UK ch...

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An open letter in the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper condemns "junk culture" -- junk food, junk entertainment and a fast-moving culture -- for its effect on children, with sombre phrases like "ruining our children" and "the death of childhood" weighing down its paragraphs. From the letter: [Childre...

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