Want to be Happier? Turn Everyday Tasks Into a Game

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After suffering a terrible concussion, game designer Jane McGonigal created a game to help her feel better. In the years since, it's helped nearly half a million other people overcome depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. McGonigal talks about the cognitive benefits of video games and describes some of the ways they're being used to treat both physical and emotional trauma.