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Op-Ed: The science of boredom, explained

Pullman - Is your brain as inactive and irritated as it seems when you’re bored? Does the tedium have you climbing the walls, as it makes you feel? Well, yes, to a point, but your brain is more active in other ways, too.

Soldier investigated for video taunting Iraqi kids

Washington - A disturbing video of Iraqi children being harassed with offensive language and questions was filmed by a soldier stationed in Iraq. He then posted it to Facebook and YouTube. It was just discovered and the clip is now being publicly criticized.

Naked truth: Man arrested for streaking said he was bored

Boredom might not be the best excuse in the world for committing a minor crime, and might possibly rank right up there with “the dog ate my homework” as part of the lame blame game.

Op-Ed: Theory string - Does small talk exist among strangers?

We are just beginning to taxi. I am over the wing and listening to the many adjustments happening among the aluminum components and the delicate structures that will govern our scheduled ascent. What is small talk among strangers?

Homeless Man Says He Killed College Student Out of Bordedom

A homeless man recently told police and prosecutors he killed a New York City college student last month because he was bored. He now denies that story.

Boredom Could be Key to Developing a Creative Mind

Forget filling up every available moment on the schedule. A recent review of past research and theories on boredom has concluded that a lack of activity may be exactly what the brain needs to filter out certain input to allow for creativity.

The science of boredom: You get bored in self defence?

Maybe studying boredom isn’t exactly fashionable, but it’s getting interesting. New studies are looking under a rock that nobody’s been checking out, and the human mind has uses for boredom: survival, free space, and some applied editing of reality.

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