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Are you happy or sad? New smartphone app maps your mental state The Xpression app phone display, with the bottom box detailing the emotion analyzed as present in the speech sample. New smartphone app allows users to record their mood through their speech acousticsThe app is designed to be used in the clinical treatment of stress and depressionIt could replace manually-recorded "mood diaries", which patients often leave incompleteApp may also appeal to consumers interested in self-tracking technology London (CNN) -- A British firm is developing an app that will allow smartphones to track their owners' moods through their speech patterns, in the hope it can improve aspects of mental health treatment. The app, known as Xpression, will record the user's voice throughout the day, whether they are making a phone call or not, analyzing the acoustics for emotional content. "Over half of adults in the UK suffer from severe stress once or twice a week so there's a lot of opportunity in the market," he said.

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn? This is part of my Startup Advice series I often have career discussions with entrepreneurs – both young and more mature – whether they should join company “X” or not. I usually pull the old trick of answering a question with a question. My reply is usually, “is it time for you to earn or to learn?” Let’s face it. If you’re thinking about joining as the director of marketing, product management manager, senior architect, international business development lead, etc. at a startup that has already raised $5 million the chances of you making your retirement money on that company is EXTREMELY small.

Software Library: MS-DOS Games : Free Software : Download & Streaming Published by MECC Developed by MECC Released 1990 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.x Genre Adventure, Educational, Simulation Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Side-Scrolling Sport Hunting Theme Managerial, Real-Time Educational Geography, History Description As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 198 reviews ) Click here for the manual. Published by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Developed by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Published by Apogee Software, Ltd.

Another 20 games that make you think about life First we gave you five. Then we gave you ten. Now we are giving you 20 games that make you think about life. If you have developed a taste for games of a philosophical nature, then you should be in for a treat - we have some seriously innovative games here, everything from Elude, a game that explores the nature of depression, to Ulitsa Dimitrova, a tale about a street-urchin in Russia.

Mood Chart, Mood Journal, Mood Tracker – Free, Online The HealthyPlace Mood Tracker is a unique, easy to use, daily tracking system that enables you to keep track of your moods and the feelings and actions behind them. In addition, the Mood Tracker, using a scientifically validated algorithm, measures when your mood is dangerously depressed or elevated (manic) and will send an alert to your doctor or therapist via email or fax and include a copy of your recent mood journal entries (with your authorization, of course). Our mood journal system can also send a text message alert to a family member or caregiver’s cellphone advising them to look in on you. Many mental health professionals recommend the use of a mood journal as a tool for managing bipolar disorder, depression or other mood disorders.

How Did Evolution Shape Human Behavior? Wonderfest 2010: How Did Evolution Shape Human Behavior? News In November, Stanford University and UC Berkeley were home to the 12th Annual Bay Area Festival of Science, aptly named Wonderfest . Two Leakey Foundation Grantees, Henry Gilbert , Assistant Professor of Anthropology at CSU East Bay and David DeGusta , former Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Stanford , were featured speakers. They jointly discussed how evolution has shaped our behavior today.

The best PC games 40 Cities: Skylines RELEASED March 2015 | LAST POSITION New entry Chris L: 2013’s SimCity didn’t just leave fans disappointed and angry, it also left a huge city-building void just waiting to be filled. Cities: Skylines arrived not just at the perfect time but in the best possible way: despite a small development team, Colossal Order produced a fun, engaging, and extremely attractive city builder. Priced at half what most games go for and featuring a slick UI, easy to understand controls, charming visuals, and a surprisingly complex traffic simulation, Skylines instantly became both a critical hit and a hot seller. What’s more, it avoided EA’s missteps by providing a fully offline experience yet still allowing the game to become a communal treasure due to mod support.

Ten games that make you think about life At the start of this year, we decided to come up with a list of Flash casual games with a philosophical bent. To be honest, we struggled. After days of research, we could only find a handful of games that had the thought-provoking depth we were looking for. Casual Games Reduce Stress and Anxiety ​According to the results of a year-long study by the East Carolina University's Psychophysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic, "casual gaming" has been proven to noticeably lower stress and anxiety in people suffering from clinical depression. The study was underwritten by PopCap Games, creators of such casual gaming juggernauts as Bejeweled, Peggle and Bookworm Adventures, all of which were used in the study. While the corporate backing of the experiment may give you pause, the results are difficult to dismiss. According to the study's findings, casual gaming reduced symptoms of depression by a whopping 57%. The study found that casual gaming not only reduced symptoms in the short term (30 minutes), but in the long term as well.

Where Do Bad Moods Come From? What causes bad moods? Why do we sometimes slip into angry fits and melancholy torpors? In general, happy moods have easy explanations – we know why we’re elated. But a bad mood often seems to arrive out of the blue, a gloomy weather pattern that settles in from everywhere all at once. All of a sudden, we find ourselves pissed off without a good reason, which only makes us more pissed off. The 100 best free online games on PC - PC Gamer Westerado Play it online here. And now for something completely different, and totally ace. Westerado is a beautiful action/adventure/gratuitous western game, and stop me before I wax lyrical about the era-appropriate instrumental soundtrack. After banditos kill your family, you have to track down the responsible parties - or, instead, you could just shoot everyone in the face, foes and family alike. Westerado gets bonus points for making you unholster and cock your gun before you fire (and a million bonus points for letting you shoot the hats off bad guys).

Five games that make you think about life Do you ever get that feeling, when playing games, that you really should be doing something more edifying with your life. I do, usually at about three in the morning after a marathon session of slaughtering undead in Sacred 2. It is a sad fact that most the computer games I play are about as intellectually stimulating as a fart. But, thankfully, not all. News Services - News Story Study: Casual video games demonstrate ability to reduce depression and anxiety Table 1: Changes in Clinical Depression Between Control and Video Game Groups GREENVILLE, N.C. and SEATTLE (Feb. 16, 2011) — A new study conducted at East Carolina University shows casual video games help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with clinical depression. ECU’s Psychopsysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic released the findings of the one-year, randomized, controlled clinical study today. Nearly 60 subjects, half of whom served as controls, all meeting the criteria of clinical depression, participated in the study, which involved three family-friendly, non-violent puzzle games: Bejeweled 2®, Peggle™ and Bookworm Adventures™. All of the games are made by PopCap Games, underwriter of the study.

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