Mind

How to Improve Your Sleep as a Gamer

Within the gaming community it’s no secret that many gamers struggle with sleeping. And with the amount of screen time involved with serious gaming and the typical late-night hours, it makes a lot of sense that for some, it would result in poor sleep patterns and quality. At the beginning…

Meet Jarrett Lucas Executive Director of the Stonewall Community Foundation

Founded 30 years ago amid the AIDS crisis, Stonewall Community Foundation is an iconic public grant-making institution by, and for the LGBTQ community. Stonewall Community Foundation uplifts the LGBTQ community by mobilizing resources to invest in dynamic nonprofits, projects, and people, through grantmaking, capacity building, and scholarship provision. Since their…

Socialization and Gaming

In this era of social distancing (It does feel like an era already, doesn’t it?!), nearly all of our social interaction is happening virtually. Zooms, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime dates abound with friends and family like at no other time. But some people are also reaching for ways to relax…

What is TILT and how can it be avoided?

Whether you’ve heard the word from other gamers, used it yourself, or are in fact one of the many gamers who experience tilt on the regular, this is a term worth unpacking, as it affects almost all of us at some point in time and affects our overall gaming success….

Meet Cindy Gambale, Certified Fitness Consultant

“Mindset is everything. Beauty and health start from the inside out.” Cindy Gambale has been a certified fitness consultant for 17 years. During that time she has learned and experienced what has been the most effective means of training. At age 50 and in amazing shape, she is a perfect…

What Does It Mean to Be a Mindful Gamer?

How often do you feel “in the zone” when gaming, and what does that mean for you? Does it mean that you’re hyper-focused and completely tuned in to what’s in front of you? Or does it mean you’ve forgotten your surroundings and are on pseudo-auto-pilot? Playing “in the zone” is…

Meet Ben Feferman, CEO and Co-founder of Amuka eSports

Ben is the CEO and Co-Founder of Amuka eSports. His executive experience transcends many different industries. He founded his own film production and media company that served as one of the very early digital agencies with a focus on social media and video content. He later transitioned into the investment…

Gaming and Happiness

When the results of our ‘Win Well’ Gamers Health Survey came in, we were delighted to see just how positively our community feels about the thing they love. A massive 75% of respondents told us that they felt happier after gaming and an even more impressive 84% told us that…

The Positive Effects of Gaming on the Brain

There’s an age-old critique of gaming—from many a parent and teacher and other well-meaning people—that it’s bad for you in nearly every capacity. Too much sitting! Too much screen time! Not enough social interaction! All the violence! So unproductive! No real learning! We’ve all heard it before. But those tropes…

8 Techniques to Improve Your In-Game Focus

While some people (i.e, parents) might view gaming as mind-numbing, science has actually found that video-gaming helps improve mental acuity and focus. A study published in February 2018 indicated that gaming for even just one hour a day boosted individuals’ visual selective attention. This research came after a 2017 study…