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Spring Break Blown Out Of Proportion Says Study
2013-01-17 14:17:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that the popular opinion regarding what exactly spring break entails for college students may actually be exaggerated by the media. The team analyzed studies on spring break from 1980 to 2010 and found that scholars are divided on whether college students actually increase extreme behaviors during the break. They said that the activities at spring break locations may not differ much from what would be seen as typical...

Study Shows Video Game Players Maintain Strong Social Bonds
2012-12-21 10:55:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There´s a common misconception about video gamers and loneliness. Many believe that if you´re glued to the TV screen pounding away on your controller, you are inadvertently distancing yourself from friends and loved ones around you. However, according to researchers from Penn State University, not all gamers are destined to fall into this lifestyle. They said a lot depends on the role of the game-playing activity in the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.