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Reading And Life Success

One of the least expected predictors of life success is one's reading ability in primary school. Reading with pleasure, and especially reading fiction, is far more important than we have ever imagined. Finding ways to develop engaged readers is important for every child, but particularly for boys.
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How Gamification Can Transform Business Processes

Businesses have successfully used game-like experiences to increase loyalty and engagement long before the term gamification was coined. However, the rapid rise of gamification can be attributed to several factors: the quest to get a reaction, the pervasiveness of social media, web-based and mobile technologies, and the growth of the video game industry.
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The Best Video Games of 2014

Even an industry in transition wracked by a misogynistic online insurgency still put out some great games. In fact, the lack of monumental triple-A titles allowed many games to soar that might otherwise have been overlooked. So here are my picks for the best games of 2014.
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The Rules Of The Game Of Life (When You're Black)

Nothing can really prepare you for the small humiliations and the nagging sense of being an outsider that comes with having dark skin in North America. But I wanted to fit in; how hard could it be? I went about figuring the best way to get ahead in life, while Black. As I began to pay attention to how I was treated in comparison to others, I became mindful of myself, of my actions. It became a social dance. Or more accurately, for a kid who grew up playing Nintendo and never stopped, it became a game. And if you want to win any game, you'd best acquaint yourself with the rules. So I started to keep track of how I was doing.
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10 Video Game Gift Ideas

A video game store can be daunting if you don't know what you're looking for. It's not easy to tell the winners from the losers, and sales clerks typically make the same salary whether they sell you a...