Excuse Me, Teacher, after We Chew Gum, Can We Play a Video Game?

chewing gum and video games improve memory, concentration, and reaction time

chewing gum and video games improve memory, concentration, and reaction timeLooking for the latest miracle drug? Well, you might not have to go any further than your neighborhood grocery store. And it shouldn’t cost any more than a pack of gum. Oh, wait. That miracle drug actually is gum, according to a team of Japanese researchers. And in Italy, a team of researchers found that dyslexic kids did better on reading tests after they’d played action video games.

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Stay off that bike–at least if you value your sex life

It’s common knowledge that biking can really mess with a man’s sex life. A number of times, during a long bike ride, I would go completely numb from the navel to the knees. When I asked around, a lot of other guys were having the same problem. The problem is that pressure from the seat can cut off circulation to the groin. Less blood flow leads to fewer (and weaker) erections.

Turns out that biking cans cause some problems “down there” for women:

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