Social media dramatically impacts our offline lives and mental well-being; examine its benefits, risks and controversies through scientific studies, real-life anecdotes and more.
The Annoying Friend
I didn't think there was ever a problem with making friends. I was pretty out-going, fun, confident and was a fluent speaker.
The Hidden Obstacle To Building A Healthy Relationship
Loneliness is a common and often debilitating experience that can have a significant impact on our physical and mental health. It is a risk factor for a number of health problems, like heart disease, stroke, dementia, and even death. People who are chronically lonely are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and social isolation. In fact, in case you do not know it, loneliness is now officially an epidemic, to the extent that the World Health Organisation has started a global campaign to address it. In the meantime, a lot is being revealed about its effects.
5 Common Reasons Why People Interrupt You
Perhaps there have been too many times when you felt you were not being heard, or didn't get the chance to have your say, sufficiently, because you were interrupted. We have all been interrupted at some time, but if it happens a lot, there could be a specific reason for it, or there could be something you are not doing quite right to get yourself heard with respect.
What Happened to a Man Who Fell in Love with Himself?
Do you love yourself more than anyone else? Do you believe you're the prettiest, smartest, and most charming person around? Are you the only one you look at with adoration in the mirror? If so, you might be dealing with narcissism – a mental condition that has intrigued humanity for ages. The word "narcissism" has deep historical roots, dating back to Greek mythology, where it was embodied by the character Narcissus. His story serves as a poignant lesson, revealing the pitfalls of excessive self-love.
"Cracking Habit Formation Science"
We all have our fair share of bad habits, from nail-biting to endless smartphone scrolling and chronic lateness. But what if I told you that there's a hidden power within your brain that can help you conquer these detrimental behaviors and establish new, positive habits? Habits are the daily routines we carry out without conscious thought, accounting for a significant portion of our daily activities. It's astonishing to discover that approximately 43% of the time, people engage in behaviors they've repeated in the past, often while their minds are preoccupied with other thoughts. Habits, both good and bad, play a vital role in our lives, enabling us to streamline our daily tasks and free up mental resources for more important endeavors. The ease with which habits take root is precisely why they can be so challenging to break. In this article, we'll explore the science behind habit formation, the role of cues, behaviors, and rewards, and the strategies for breaking bad habits and forming new, positive ones.
Facebook and YouTube Shorts: The Impact on Brutality and Emotionlessness
Facebook and YouTube Shorts are two of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with billions of users. Both platforms allow users to watch and share short videos, which can be anything from funny skits to educational content. However, there is a growing concern that these platforms may be having a negative impact on people's emotions, making them more brutal and emotionless.
Are You FOMO or JOMO
Have you ever watched your friends enjoy a live music show until the sun goes down, then enjoy a delicious meal at a famous restaurant? The more you browse through post after post showing these fun moments, the more mixed your feelings become. It was hard to explain, but it felt as if there was a mixture of self-dislike and envy. This strange sensation is increasingly common among many social media users. This phenomenon can be explained as ongoing anxiety when we know that other people are enjoying happy moments, while we are not there or are not involved in the experience.
Social Media and Mental Health
In today's digital age, social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok have become an integral part of our daily lives. These platforms offer a space for self-expression, connection, and entertainment. However, as their influence grows, so does the debate about their impact on mental health. Let's delve into the intricate relationship between these platforms and our well-being.
What If You Used 100% Of Your Brain
The idea that humans only use a fraction of their brain's capacity has persisted for decades, captivating the imagination of many. From Hollywood films to self-help books, the notion that unlocking the untapped potential of our brains holds the key to superhuman abilities has been a recurring theme. However, this concept is, in fact, a myth. Understanding the true nature of our brain's capabilities is crucial for dispelling misconceptions and realizing the potential within each of us.
Are You a Farmer Too?
Playing Fortnite everyday to complete the 3 daily goals feels more important to me than anything else. Getting those 45,000 points, or else they will disappear if I don't claim them. What are those points used for? What are their significance? I have been playing for months, and I don't know. The only thing I do know is that I want more "XP". I must hoard.
Understanding and Sharing in Love
Click here to explore "101 Conversational Strategies for Dating and Romance" The complicated and lovely emotion of love draws two people together in a unique and particular way. It is a feeling that is frequently difficult to describe, but it is one that those who have experienced it may feel very strongly. Understanding and sharing are two crucial components in relationships that can make them successful and last a long time.
"I Hate Foreigners!" South Africa's Xenophobia Is More Than Hate Speech
Friday, 29 September 2023 By: TB Obwoge There is a new BBC News documentary about South Africa's multiple issues with crime, drug use and race. After watching just the Facebook teaser of BBC News documentary on the rise of xenophobia, I was deeply saddened. I found the full documentary even more difficult to watch.