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Gaming nearly ruined my life – how I kicked my addiction

Gaming nearly ruined my life – how I kicked my addiction

Technology
James Good became addicted to gaming in his teens and it impacted every aspect of his life including his mental and physical health.Writing for Sky News, Mr Good, who now works with the Game Quitters support organisation, reveals how he overcame his addiction and how to tackle this growing issue. My journey into gaming began when I was three or four years old.Every now and then we'd get my dad's old consoles out and play as a family, it was a special event that we all did together. Image: Mr Good's obsession with gaming took over his life Fast forward 12 years and the world of video games exploded due to the rise of online gaming. Advertisement That's ...
Earth lost nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest last year

Earth lost nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest last year

Science
April 25 (UPI) -- Tree cover tropics shrank by 30 million acres in 2018, the fourth largest decline since record keeping began in 2001, according to new data compiled by scientists with the World Resources Institute. The lost trees weren't new growth. According to the new data, released Thursday by Global Forest Watch, an area of old growth -- primary forest -- the size of Belgium was lost last year. Though some of the trees were lost to fire, most were clear cut to make way for agriculture, infrastructure and other types of human development. The majority of last year's primary forest losses occurred in the Amazon. Global Forest Watch is an international effort to monitor the loss of primary tropical forest using satellite images and remote sensing. "It's really tempting to celebrate a...
Declan Donnelly nearly SPLIT from Ant McPartlin over ‘indefensible’ drink-drive arrest

Declan Donnelly nearly SPLIT from Ant McPartlin over ‘indefensible’ drink-drive arrest

Entertainment
Britain's Got Talent presenter Declan Donnelly, 43, has revealed he considered calling it a day with his co-host Ant McPartlin after he was involved in a drink-drive scandal.Ant, 43, was involved in a three-car collision in Richmond and was found to be over the limit at the wheel, leading him to take a break from television.Dec revealed how angry he was at Ant for his actions, which caused him to be fined £86,000 and a 20 month ban from driving.He told the Guardian Weekend: "I wanted to punch him and I wanted to hug him at the same time." Related Articles Dec also admitted he considered splitting from Ant, saying: "I thought about every eventuality and every permutation."Ultimately, the number one thing I wanted to happen was that Ant came back and he was healthy and happy, and we got o
British pound surges the most in nearly two years after UK lawmakers vote to reject a no-deal Brexit

British pound surges the most in nearly two years after UK lawmakers vote to reject a no-deal Brexit

Finance
Sterling rose on Wednesday after U.K. lawmakers rejected leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The pound was up 2 percent against the dollar at $ 1.3339 as investors become more optimistic that a hard Brexit would be ruled out. That's the biggest move since April 2017. "Our base view — and the currency is telling you this — is we will get some form of resolution," said KKR's global head of macro and asset allocation Henry McVey on CNBC's Closing Bell. "Clearly, there's been slowing related to Brexit. The way we're approaching it is this...