Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-18-15: Fat Kids With Short Attention Spans Playing Violent Video Games

A new study suggests that constant Internet access is reprogramming our brains, making it much more difficult to focus.

Interesting Stat of the Day: Two. That’s the number of squirrels in Yosemite National Park that have died from the plague, leading officials to shut down a campsite.

Psychologists say they’ve scientifically confirmed that playing violent video games can lead to more aggressive behavior.

In health news, A new report by a group of retired military leaders claims that 1/3 of Americans are too fat to serve in the military.

In technology news, remember back in May when the IRS said 104,000 people had their personal information compromised by hackers? Now they’ve revised the number to 330,000 people.

Plus, a tiger was running wild through the old Packard plant in Detroit on Monday.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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