A private life is a happy life. Seriously. The older I get, the more I’m able to appreciate the value of privacy, without the associated guilt I used to feel about implementing it.
You must often hear people talking about different forms of psychology.
An intellectual challenge and Part of chapter 1 of Book 1, which is a transcription of audio recordings sent to me by my friend Maddox Vargas for the purpose of this book project. A story about change and the search for mental stability and what Maddox calls psychic emancipation.
For centuries, people believed that humanity could be split into biological races. Those who were black were born from black families. Those who were white were born from white families. Race produced race, just as kind produced kind. But those notions have long been rejected by science. Genetic data indicates that race is not biological. We cannot determine lineage based on outward appearance.
Have you also misunderstood someone who could not timely respond to you when you were speaking to them? The perception that they did not listen to you, right? But what if I tell you that they kept telling you about it in the first place. And it was you who kept talking anyway!
Psychology studies the human mind and it has made some rather significant contributions to treatment and understanding of autism. If you or someone in your family is a parent to an autistic child, you can consult a psychologist in UAE as they can guide you most efficiently.
Despite the overwhelming array of weight loss pills and potions, despite the cornucopia of exercise equipment for the home user, and despite the fact that new diets bursts onto the scene every other week, we are still a society that is simply too overweight. I do not cast judgment here. Overhauling one’s mindset, environment, social circle, beliefs, or whatever else has to be altered in order to encourage healthy change comes with intense challenges. Then again, all worthwhile changes seem to follow the same guideline.
My last article was about what I think the meaning of life is. I'd recommend reading that before this one, because I see this as sort of a follow-up and an effort to clear up some seeming irregularities in my opinions. I basically said that the meaning of life is to enjoy it, do whatever you want to do, and don't overwork yourself mentally or physically because you feel like that is the right thing to do. However, when describing my lot and the things I enjoy, I said that I'm not a fan of YOLO culture, and that might be considered to be at odds with my entire point. But I intend to explain what I mean by this, and delve deeper into my thoughts about the meaning of life, in this follow-up.
It’s time for The Big Ask. It’s time to set in motion the kind of earth shaking change that makes your life happier, more productive and effective. And it all starts with The Big Ask.
Okay, firstly some disclaimers. This article, which I feel is not one of my best anyway, borrows some ideas that I wrote in a blog for my dad's company years ago. He's a journalist and wrote a similar article for a British newspaper and I've since seen other people make similar points but I assure you the ideas that I write about are mine, in the incredibly rare case that anyone is delving that deeply into it.
Fat people are the most openly stigmatized individuals in our society, with published data suggesting that weight stigma is more pervasive and intense than racism and sexism. There is well-documented bias and discrimination against fat people, particularly in the workplace, medical sphere and the media. In the workplace, discrimination exists with respect to hiring, wages, promotion and termination, as seen in Cawley’s paper, The Impact of Obesity on Wages, which found that fat white females earn 11.2 percent less than their non-fat counterparts. In the medical sphere, fat oppression is very much present; over 40% of physicians were found to have a negative reaction towards obese patients and physicians may be dissuaded from suggesting or performing certain procedures on obese patients. There are endless examples of weight bias in the media; from ‘fat Monica’ in Friends to The Biggest Loser and The Nutty Professor, fat people are depicted in a variety of degrading ways. Fat characters in TV and film are more likely to be seen eating and to be the objects of humour compared to their thinner counterparts, highlighting that even when fat bodies are represented, these characters are usually depicted as unattractive, ridiculous, contemptible, and even gross and disgusting. These alarming realities indicate that fatism is not considered as a serious form of bias, perhaps due to its normalisation or the vast attempts to justify this oppression.