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Secret to good grades? Study claims teens addicted to video games do BETTER at school

Teens who spend a lot of time playing video games do better at school, an international study has suggested. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said there was strong evidence that playing computer games on handheld consoles like Nintendo DSs and Sony PSPs had ‘positive effects on learning’. It said many games ‘incorporate […]

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Remarkable People, Places & Events – Robert Hooke

Hello there, Happy New Month. We trust 2015 is going just fine for everyone. To flag off this new month, PassNowNow is bringing your way a new weekly series, Remarkable People, Places & Events (RPPE). This weekly series aims to intimate you with the life and times of individuals you’re probably not familiar with beyond the classroom.

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Teens should not listen to music for more than ONE HOUR a day, warns World Health Organisation

1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of permanently damaging their hearing.  43 million people aged 12-35 have hearing loss and the prevalence is increasing. How long do you listen to music and how loud is the music? Take a look at the figures above, you might be one of those figures. The

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Facebook launches new suicide alert system that allows users report their friends

Facebook has rolled out a new system to try and identify and help users having suicidal thoughts. It allows concerned friends to report content for review. After reviewing a report and confirming that it may indicate suicidal feelings in a user, Facebook will send that user notifications stating that a friend has attempted to help

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Why your pets really DON’T remember being told off: Average short-term memory span of animals is 27 seconds!

There’s a reason why telling your dog off for bad behaviour doesn’t always work. Compared to humans, animals don’t remember specific events, but instead tend to retain useful information that could help them survive. Dogs forget an event within two minutes, while chimpanzees will forget at around 20 seconds. Baboons, pig-tailed macaques, and squirrel monkeys,

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Constantly checking your phone? Then you could be depressed, study says

If you find yourself constantly fiddling with your phone and checking for updates, you may be trying to alter your mood, a new study claims. People who can’t put down their mobile phones are more prone to moodiness and temperamental behaviour, according to researchers. They have found a link between phone addiction and emotional instability,

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Facts, Origin & Meaning of Saint Valentine’s Day

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of

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