Engage Your Team Through Gaming
We are more cooperative with team members in our real lives after we have played a social game with them.
Research shows that gaming can have positive social, emotional and psychological benefits. According to game designer Jane McGonigal, "when we tap into emotions like optimism and curiosity and creativity and even love," these emotions stick with us for up to 24 hours after the game was played. As a result, we are more cooperative with team members in our real lives after we have played a social game with them.
So what types of games could you introduce into your workweek to help generate curiosity, creativity and optimism among your colleagues?
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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