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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco

*The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.* Get my new book SUPERBETTER! (it's powered by the science of games.)

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very cool --> PAUSE, a relaxation game app from the studio that created Monument Valley nope new oneHey @avantgame my dr just talked to me about chronic depression + t2 diabetes in terms of playing videogames, respawning and levelling up :)
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame And yet Superbetter is a NYT bestseller in Health, Games and Activities, and Science
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@avantgame Next they'll be sending a vegan to review a steakhouse.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe review went exactly as you would imagineHilariously the NEw York Times assigned the review of my book to someone who currently has a book out on the horrors of video game addictionI dare anyone to assign a woman to review my book. Now THAT would be revolutionary.@ambermac standing by still!
If We Know Play-Based Learning Works, Why Don’t We Do It? #edchat #play #parenting #earlyed
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalCheck out these tips to help you kill the hills.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@dloehr what would we do baaaaby without brrrrrrains... Shananana@ambermac it's okay, babies usually wake me up at 6 am anyway!@Scope_Out @TWLOHA @TheBloggess awesome!@ambermac woooo!!! bright and early :)Study finds expressing anger helps men gain influence but hurts women. Doesn't that make you angry? @PacificStand
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@Scope_Out @TWLOHA @TheBloggess awesome!! Send a photo?? 😊Celebrating end of book tour with a golden gate run with @Kiyash #BackInAction😅 on our September Bestseller list: SUPERBETTER by Jane McGonigal (@avantgame)
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HAVE YOU WATCHED IT YET!? MY NEW SONG & MUSIC VIDEO FOR @GlblCtzn & @GlobalGoalsUN! 🎶🌏🎥 PLS RT! Dir. by @liannkaye
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWould You Commit a Random Act of Kindness If It Took 1 Minute & Could Save 8 Lives?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalJust tried the Control the mind's eye quest in superbetter but used chess instead of Tetris :) it is MAGIC!!! @avantgame
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalthis is intriguing + hilarious: The weird buggy games the UK hopes to use to identify young cyber whizzes via @slate@kellymcgonigal @realityblurred ... and we have to write 10,000 books before they let us out??@kellymcgonigal @realityblurred makes me nervous about our visit to Japan :) what if our publishers decide to lock us in a room...@Adonis2121 @kellymcgonigal twins!@mclawyer @TheeInitiative active?@skillina @SuperBetter yes!@skillina @SuperBetter @CherryStreet7 @mikehostetler nope! It will still be free. There will be new content and features for subscribers.Pediatricians Now Agree: Screen Time Isn’t So Bad for Kids it's like they've been reading @avantgame
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an interesting intro to game studies syllabus from a professor I met today, if you are interested in reading along! love meeting someone who is IN THE BOOK at a book signing!! :) business cards! The front is a development of an idea by @mattgemmell, the back a mix of useful and whimsy.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@realityblurred my favorite show in a decade@MylesNye @realityblurred that was supposed to say his podcast but I had to tweet too fast :)Playing #SuperScrabble at @avantgame's reading for #SUPERBETTER! We made the word answer with a blank for A.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@realityblurred are you watching the South Korean show the genius by the way??? I am obsessed and learned about it from rob cesternino@realityblurred makes me want to watch an Unreal style show about the making of the sweepstakes show@kdeflane yes!@realityblurred oh!! That must be why I thought of you :)Near San Jose Thursday? I've got a free ticket for you to C2SV ($25 value) Register here I'm talking, signing books!@Scope_Out I did! Last week! We had a big event.@realityblurred have you heard this weeks American life podcast? You will LOVE IT especially the Japanese reality TV story.Any of my Portland peeps going to see her? I have to work and can't go 💔 I'll pay anyone back for a signed book 🐧
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@limako wow! Fascinating. And not at all what I was expecting@PetrichorSun done!@jetlag620 @Powells oh! I hope you're not hurting and if you come please be sure to introduce yourself 😊please RT if you live in Portland: I'll be at Powell's Beaverton tonight, 7 PM, to sign books, show brain scans, + teach you a game!@Babrooster always a super-motivating thing to hear :)@Babrooster arrrrrr here be dragons!!@PetrichorSun have Brooke book it if that works...@PetrichorSun I think so- I'm flying home from Portland and should be at a landline by 3 PM Pacific.Good Lord, @KyleOrl. This is mind-numbing(ly awesome). All the Mario Maker popularity stats you could ever want:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalHa ha ha!!! Well observed."Not everyday a book is a bestseller on Advice/How-To AND Science—that pretty much captures what makes the book so special." #SUPERBETTERsorry my now amazingly EIGHT MONTHS OLD baby was just rolling around on top of my computer and retweeted random stuff :)@Powells ah the limits of Twitter. How about "how games make us more resilient"How Much Exercise Gives Your Brain the Biggest Boost?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@Ross_Webb yep! February!!
@ajaxpendulum unfortnately nothing on the schedule!!@megaspacepanda thank you Allistair! would you consider leaving a short review on Amazon? (that tweet is plenty!) it really helps authors.@tayspeegs awesome! hope you are feeling superbetter soon :)@Andrew_MMh @ElctrcRngr all good points24 hours from now I'll be at Powell's in Beaverton/OR showing brain scans, teaching you a new game + signing your book. 7 PM! see you there!An online, text-based suicide intervention hotline for those of us who are afraid to talk on the phone:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalTomorrow Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) will be at @Powells at 7:00p to talk about @SuperBetter Don't miss it!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@Vicious_pen yes!!!@singleVariation an 8 I think! got lots of sleep, lots of family time today too. how about you on a scale of 1 to 10? :)here's an excerpt if you haven't decided if you should get a copy of Superbetter yet :) #sundayreads btw if you have the chance please consider leaving a short review on Amazon, it helps authors a lot! :)@wendymusk you are one of the most creative educators ever :)@persuasionfox thanks Matt! btw if you have the chance please consider leaving a short review on Amazon, it helps authors a lot! :)@GeroAmericano @SuperBetter thanks Joe! if you get a chance, please consider leaving even a short review on Amazon, it helps authors a lot!@airjoshb thank you!! :)@airjoshb please leave an Amazon review if you have a chance :) it really helps an author!From classroom upset to classroom calm in 60 seconds using Super Better breathing! Brilliant, Jane! @avantgame
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@daphne_mir @SuperBetter thats awesome!!It's like @avantgame read my mind! The sticky is 1 of many sticky affirmations, the note is from Jane for the book! 😍
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalLooking for an inspiring fall read? We've got 6: @avantgame @anipemachodron @GilbertLiz @TheBloggess @donMiguelRuiz
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@MonkeeFuu good point!@sbkaufman all the more to talk about on Tuesday on your awesome podcast!!@feliciaday I swear I'm making a celebratory t-shirt that says, "It's science, bitches!!!!"@avantgame YAY CONGRATS!!!!!!!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWhy does that make me so happy? Because IT'S SCIENCE! I'm so happy SuperBetter is recognized as being not just "self-help" but also SCIENCE.Who is has the #5 best-selling science book this month? #SUPERBETTER! Best Sellers - The New York Times: that is so awesome!!! #runloveThanks @avantgame for helping me become Aaron the #runslayer - I completed my first half marathon this summer!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@caron_clem although that sounds super fun!!@caron_clem Like, if Amazon sent you the book, I can't go into Amazon's warehouse and slip in my secret messages into their packages :D@caron_clem The book was sent to you by the bookseller. The signed plate is sent by me/my publisher. Different!@tomcoates actually yeah there are studies that show that : 7-8 hrs/a night, good luck :)@tomcoates OH NO. to be safe quick do a few push-ups.@SaschaGoto -- particularly wanting a power pack for, you can give it to a friend or colleague or twitter follower or whatever :)@SaschaGoto there were thousands of entries :) by the way prizes are transferrable if you feel like you don't have a challenge you're --@caron_clem they're in the mail!@SaschaGoto YOUR OWN CUSTOM POWER PACK created for you by ME and scientists didn't strike you as the top prize? lol :)@OrionSpur You've probably looked at something like this, but here is a list of symptoms. -- tell someone (so they can help keep an eye on you) and get a check-up with your primary doctor.@OrionSpur where symptoms go beyond headache to fatigue, hard to concentrate, vertigo or nausea. If you're concerned i would definitely --@OrionSpur I'm not a medical doctor so I can't really say. I think most people when they get a concussion feel out of it w/in a couple hours
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