6 video games that can help older players focus and relax

More people over 50 are becoming gamers, but finding the right game can be tough.

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  • Over 164 million Americans play video games on their phones, computers, or gaming consoles.
  • 21 percent of gamers in the United States are over the age of 50.
  • Studies have shown that games can improve memory and reduce signs of aging.
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How Big Think can better support you and how you can support Big Think

Here's a letter from our co-founders on the ways to help the world get smarter, faster, through engaging actionable content.

Mind & Brain

Dear readers,

We're the co-founders of Big Think. First and foremost, we want to thank you for your viewership. Over the last 12 years, you have helped us take Big Think from a vision scrawled in notes on lined paper to a reality that has reached over 1 billion people with the mission of helping the world get "smarter faster".

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Become a speed-reading machine: Read dozens of books next year

Tripling your reading speed with just 15 minutes of practice each day, and boost your ability to retain what you read.

  • Speed reading training can double, or even triple your reading speed in 30 days.
  • Results can be seen with just minutes of practice each day.
  • Training also focuses on memory retention and skill acquisition.
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7 of the best games and toys invented by women

From STEM kits to fashion dolls, these creations all came from the minds of female inventors and designers.

  • You love the games and toys they made, but do you know their names?
  • The women behind these products are engineers, CEOs, and accomplished designers.
  • Learn about the creators while adding their toys to your holiday shopping list.
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11 holiday gift ideas for the person impossible to shop for

From coffee makers and headphones to a calming weighted blanket, something here should appeal to just about anyone on your list.

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  • Check out 11 awesome holiday gift ideas, each up 75% off.
  • Options include an ultrasonic cleaner, a portable video projector and a weighted blanket.
  • You can save an extra 15% off each item with the coupon code MERRYSAVE15.

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    9 of the best Star Wars gifts not named Baby Yoda

    Baby Yoda merch is on the way, but these Star Wars holiday gifts are available right now.

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    • Since the launch of Disney Plus, the internet has gone crazy for Baby Yoda.
    • Merchandise for the cute character was intentionally delayed, but there are other options.
    • The items in this gift guide are for anyone who loves Star Wars or wants to learn more.
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    Master a second language in easy 10-15 minute blocks

    Babbel is developed by over 100 linguistic experts and its speech recognition technology assesses your pronunciation so it's "fi 'ahsan al'ahwal" every time.

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    • A lifetime Babbel subscription can help you learn up to 14 popular languages.
    • 10-to-15 minute language lessons focus on building basic conversational skills.
    • Babbel's speech recognition technology monitors and assesses your verbal performance.
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