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Boredom

In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional or psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon which has a cultural dimension. "There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is, researchers argue, it is not simply another name for depression or apathy. It seems to be a specific mental state that people find unpleasant—a lack of stimulation that leaves them craving relief, with a host of behavioural, medical and social consequences." According to BBC News, boredom "...can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health"; yet research "...suggest[s] that without boredom we couldn’t achieve our creative feats."

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Satiate Your Boredom Pt. 4

Bored? Probably. After all, why else would you be looking at this page? Try This: www.calm.com A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and audio that allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone.

Contributed by Ariel Chen

Bored? Probably. After all, why else would you be looking at this page? Here are some riddles/ brain teasers that would be fun to share. Try stumping your friends and family, it makes for a good time passer (i.e. during a dull car ride, over a meal even): 1) Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out? 2) What can you catch but not throw? 3) What invention lets you look right through a wall? 4) What goes up but never comes down? 5) I am but three holes. When you come out of me, you are still inside me. What am I? Answers: 1) Stop imagining. 2) A Cold. 3) A window! 4) Your Age. 5) A Shirt.

Contributed by Ariel Chen

Bored? Probably. After all, why else would you be looking at this page? Here are some riddles/ brain teasers that would be fun to share. Try stumping your friends and family, it makes for a good time passer (i.e. during a dull car ride, over a meal even): 1) What can travel around the world while staying in a corner? 2) What is lighter than air, yet even a million men cannot carry it? 3) Paul's height is six feet, he's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh? 4) Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly? 5) He has married many women, yet he has never been married. Who is he? Answers: 1) A Stamp. 2) A Bubble. 3) He weighs meat! 4) Incorrectly. 5) A Priest. More to come!

Contributed by Ariel Chen

Satiate Your Boredom- Pt. 1

Bored? Probably. After all, why else would you be looking at this page? Try This: freerice.com This website tests you on how well you know vocabulary, which can be a fun challenge. It's like Trivia Crack (kind of..? similar to the Art Category's very few grammar questions), but better. For each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the hungry. If you like addicting grammar-type trivia, go on this website! Not only are you curing your boredom by playing, but you're playing for a good cause. Have fun!

Contributed by Ariel Chen

1. Act random 2. Pretend to be a car 3.sneak up on a random person and tell them you know who they are and what they did last night in an angry tone. Then break down crying asking them why the didn't invite you. If they ask you are okay go back to normal and deny that the whole thing never happened. 4. Go to bored.com

Contributed by Nikki Sandrock

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