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Duh, Science: Parents that Play Pokémon GO with Their Kids Say the Game Has Non-Gaming Benefits
3 months ago

Duh, Science: Parents that Play Pokémon GO with Their Kids Say the Game Has Non-Gaming Benefits

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In this week’s news that should have come out last calendar year, a recent study found that parents have reported benefits of Pokémon GO with their kids, aside from the obvious clout of catching ’em all.

A small-scale, qualitative survey out of the University of Washington found that parents reported spending more quality time and engaging in more conversation with their kids – in particular, fathers of girls, mothers of boys and parents of teenagers. No word in the study if parents reported the elation of hatching a fully-evolved Charizard from a 10km egg.

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Study: Prison Yoga Makes Incarcerated Dads Better Parents
2 years ago

Study: Prison Yoga Makes Incarcerated Dads Better Parents

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If your August edition of the Californian Journal of Health Promotion has gotten buried on your coffee table, as I know it does, then you missed an article about how prison yoga is making incarcerated fathers into better parents. Because duh. And double duh that this came from a Californian scholarly journal.

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Science Confirms: Being a Good Dad Kills You Earlier (if You’re a Beetle)
2 years ago

Science Confirms: Being a Good Dad Kills You Earlier (if You’re a Beetle)

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In a study that in no way has to do with human fathers, scientists at the University of Cambridge found that all the good dads in the burying beetle world were dying younger.

Burying beetles, BTW, are these nasty-ass bugs that find dead birds and mice and bury the carcass. They then lay their eggs near it, and the larvae hatch, crawl into the carcass and feed on the dead animal and we all throw up just thinking about it.

But we’re going somewhere with this.

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Dads Less Likely to “Baby Talk”, Study Finds It’s Alright
2 years ago

Dads Less Likely to “Baby Talk”, Study Finds It’s Alright

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Dad Talk to Baby

Have you ever noticed that moms and dads speak differently to their babies? Moms tend to engage in “baby talk”, while fathers’ words tend to sound a lot more like the kind of conversation they’d have with an older child. Or, say…their accountant.

“This isn’t a bad thing at all — it’s not a failing of the fathers”, according to study lead Mark VanDam, a professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences department at Washington State. “We think that maybe fathers are doing things that are conducive to their children’s learning but in a different way. The parents are complementary to their children’s language learning.”

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Study Says Dad’s Genes More Dominant
2 years ago

Study Says Dad’s Genes More Dominant

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Allele-Specific Gene Expression

Sure, you get half of your genes from your mother and half from your father, but science may have just found that dad’s genetic goo is responsible for more than mom’s, at least in matters of health.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine did the study on mice, and was the first study to indicate that suggest that mammals are more similar to their fathers than their mothers.

It’s called “allele-specific gene expression”, and it’s crazy wafers.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Why Are Advertisers Aiming for Dad?
2 years ago

Super Bowl XLIX: Why Are Advertisers Aiming for Dad?

Super Bowl Dads

Sure, there’s a “Big Game” on, but a lot of people just watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. And as I recently mentioned, Toyota, Nissan and Dove Men+Care have crafted spots about fathers. But why?

You might think – why fathers? Why now? But brands and agencies are keen to one simple fact: dad is a consumer.

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Study: Average British Dad Is Injured 22 Times Per Year
3 years ago

Study: Average British Dad Is Injured 22 Times Per Year

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Guard Your Grill

Fatherhood is dangerous – just ask a testicle.

A study of 2,000 fathers in England found that dads are hurt to the tune of 22 injuries a year. Most of the injuries are related to the kids – whether it’s during play with them or tripping over a toy left behind. Or having their child speedbag their scrotum during a play-fight.

The struggle is real.

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Study: Son’s IQ Linked to Dad’s Criminal History
3 years ago

Study: Son’s IQ Linked to Dad’s Criminal History

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Prison Dad

If our visitor metrics are correct, we’ve got three people that read 8BitDad from within prison libraries. First of all, thank you! Second of all, we’re sorry that your sons are going to be dumb.

Before you petition for release and come kill me, please understand that this is science talking. Not 8BitDad…science.

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