Entertaiment is a broad genre of creative expression that entertains by evoking complex emotions like wonder, joy, sorrow, or contemplation. It often challenges the intellect by posing questions, offering alternative viewpoints, or demanding problem-solving and strategic thinking. Its capacity to cross over multiple media has facilitated its longevity and enduring popularity.

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For some people, entertainment is purely transient amusement; for others, it serves as a stress-buster, decreasing cortisol levels and elevating mood. For still others, it is more thought-provoking or educational—they might favor documentaries, puzzles, or video games that require strategic thinking.