Noticing Warning Signs, Getting Help

Jan. 23, 2023 — Tomer Shaked, an 18-year-old high school student from Florida, started acting around age 9. “I started spending more and more time playing video games in what I now know is a gaming addiction,” he says in an interview. “At first I didn’t play much and always put school and homework first. … Read more

Enthusiast Gaming Announces Partnership with SOUR PATCH KIDS

ANGELS, January 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cheerful Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming”) (NASDAQ: EGLX; TSX: EGLX), today announced a partnership with Mondelēz International’s SOUR PATCH KIDS® (NASDAQ: MDLZ) to launch the SOUR PATCH KIDS Fruit Fight Tournament, to be hosted on NFL Tuesday Night Gaming Channels From February 2023. The tournament is a collaboration … Read more

China keeping 1 hour daily limit on kids’ online games

HONG KONG– As China’s week-long Lunar New Year holiday approaches with promises of parties and red envelopes full of cash, kids have something else to look forward to: an extra hour of online gaming every day. One hour only. For years, Chinese authorities have sought to control the time children can spend playing online games, … Read more

Virginia teacher allegedly shot by 6-year-old released from hospital as child’s family sends condolences, says gun was secured

CNN — The family of the 6-year-old Virginia boy who allegedly shot his first-grade teacher at a Newport News elementary school nearly two weeks ago released a statement for the first time since the incident, praising the teacher and claiming that their child had an acute disability. “Our hearts go out to our son’s teacher … Read more

Why the US needs to avoid a shrinking population like China’s

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  The worldwide question of the week: How will future generations pay to care for the current ones? Look at these stories from the week: They’re all part of the same human … Read more

Purported father told police he was ill the day toddler walked outside with a handgun

CNN — The alleged father of a toddler seen in the entrance of an Indiana apartment complex waving a handgun said he was sick and unaware the boy had left the residence. Shane Osborne “explained he had been sick all day and didn’t know (the toddler had) left the apartment,” an officer said in a … Read more

Indiana man arrested after toddler shown on live TV with handgun

CNN — A man has been arrested in Beech Grove, Indiana, after livestreamed video of a toddler, believed to be the man’s son, waving and pulling the trigger on a gun fist. The video was released by the Reelz series “On Patrol: Live,” during the TV show’s live broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 14, according to … Read more

Nurses strike: Mount Sinai NICU mom stays by her son’s side in hospital after his primary nurses leave to strike

New York CNN — Lora Ribas has not left her son’s bedside for four days. Her one-year-old baby, Logan, has been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) since birth. For three and a half months, he has been cared for by Mount Sinai Hospital where thousands of nurses are currently on strike. Logan was … Read more

Millennials like me turned 40 this year. And everything you think you know about us is wrong

CNN  —  For years I believed a lot of what I heard about millennials – those avocado-toast eating, latte-guzzling, selfie-taking narcissists who still live in their parents’ basements and can’t get their lives together. Then I realized something that surprised me: I’m a millennial, as are many of the people I know and love. I’d … Read more

For 1st Time Since 2014, U.S. Toy Imports Dip Below $2 Billion

October is traditionally the busiest month for children’s toy imports — but not … [+] This year. For the first time this century, children’s toy imports did not peak in October, instead falling below $2 billion in October for the first time since 2014. Was it fear of a recession as Christmas shipping and … Read more