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Flashy Stuff Is Not For Everyone: The Science Of PSE (Photosensitive Epilepsy)

I would wager that if you are here on Coaching for Geeks, you probably dabble in gaming. Yet for some of our incredible community this can come with some dangers, so today we are going to take a bit of a dive into photosensitive epilepsy (PSE). The histories, causes, triggers, management of PSE, and of course, try to look at …

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Role Play Gourmet: Perfect Puttanesca Seduces Gamers

Puttanesca – your simple games night recipe with bonus XP Hello, I’m Paul Flannery. I’m most well-known for bringing the cult TV show Knightmare to the stage back in 2013 and being an all-round nerdy comedian guy. What most people don’t know is I spent nine years working as a chef in kitchens up and down the country, preparing everything …

The WHO Classifies A Gaming Disorder. Here’s What That Means.

  Gaming Addiction: What’s The Problem?   Robert House, the Coaching for Geeks health correspondent, talks about the evidence behind the WHO’s recent classification of a Gaming Disorder. Today I want to talk to you about the World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying gaming as a disorder. I wanted to let the heat die off a little and start a conversation …

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5 Keys To A Speculative Job Application That Unlocks ‘No Job Vacancies’

Your ideal company doesn’t have any job vacancies – but you’re available. That just means you should try a better way, with a speculative job application… So the company you REALLY want to work for don’t seem to have any positions vacant. That means you’re out of luck right? Just gotta bide your time, see what comes up, play it …

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Who Am I? My Hero’s Journey With RPG Tabletop Gaming

Who Am I To Be Writing About Turning Geeks Into Superheroes Through Tabletop RPGs?   When I started writing articles for Coaching for Geeks, I decided I wanted to continue with an article about helping folks bring out their own gaming superheroes. But I think it’s worth talking about me and where I’m at, so that you get a better …

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Mental Health Is Your Super Power – Cosplayers’ Top Tips

What comes up for you when the term “Mental Health” is mentioned? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel anxious or sad? Many people struggle with their own thoughts along with the stigma that comes up with it. Here’s my post on what I found out about the battles and challenges of anxiety, depression and other disorders… at …

Do Insomniac Androids Wish They Dreamed Of Electric Sheep? Sleep Better With Us

  The Coaching for Geeks health expert, Robert House, tackles sleep, and lack there thereof (and no, I won’t make a corny Kingdom Hearts reference mostly because I myself am too tired to think of anything clever – Robin) In this tricky sequel article (debut: How To Beat The Carpal Tunnel Of Love) I am going to speak to you …

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How to Get a Job – Cover Letters FTW

Now you’ve done your CV with our help and you’re ready to apply, right? WELL THAT’S NOT ENOUGH. Sometimes… Sometimes you need a cover letter.   Let’s cover (see what I did there?): what a cover letter is, when you need to include one, and how to make YOUR cover letter stand out from the crowd. FOR THAT IS THE PURPOSE. …

Relationships: 30 Life Lessons to My Younger Self

I turned 30 this year, and I reflected on some life lessons about my relationships and the nature of love. It really does feel like a significant number, because I’ve learned so much in this time and yet I know there is SO much more to learn. (And re-learn!)   Looking back, I wish I could go back to my …

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How to Earn More Money – It’s Your Responsibility

TOUGH LOVE TIME, KIDS   Your job is YOUR responsibility. The amount you earn is YOUR responsibility. It’s time to take charge.   Here’s a pattern I see all too often. 1) You hate your job 2) You feel like you should and could be earning more 3) You keep doing your job 4) You hate your job even more …

My First Time – Comic Con on a Press Pass – Con Survival Guide

I have done a lot of different tasks in my time volunteering at conventions. But, this is something I had not yet done! When Robin asked me to be a press representative for Coaching for Geeks I was excited, yet extremely nervous! Excited, because I can get into press panels. Nervous, because I will need to ask a question to …