What is the motivation behind mass digital social networking?
What feeds our digital self?
Are we to expect a decline in this activity and therefore a stagnation of social networking, any time soon, specially due to present privacy concerns and the difficulty faced by our brains to healthily filter such a massive flow of information and interactions, or, on the contrary, is this just the beginning of a complete break from how we have interacted with each other as a species up to this point?
We interviewed one of the most prolific writers in social science of his generation, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, to try and get some answers, or at least, some knowledgeable hypothesis on the subject.
We are all very much aware by now of how the frequency and scale of the impact of natural disasters on populated areas has been increasing in recent years.
Thus, and regardless of whether we live in a disaster-prone region or not, it is important that we gain the necessary knowledge to boost our chances of surviving them.
We have prepared a list of survival tips, organised by type of emergency, to help you survive most of them.
Suicide statistics show that in the UK at least 16 to 25 children kill themselves each year because they are being bullied at school. In the U.S., a recent nationwide survey of high schoolers showed that around 16 percent reported that they considered suicide.
We seem to be failing in determining the real root causes for this behaviour when, in essence, it shouldn’t be so hard to realise that children do as they see, and in a world where nasty behaviour is encouraged daily in entertainment and media, whether in our personal romantic relationships or group settings, such as the competitive business arena, what do we think that our children are going to emulate?
Because bullying is not only about physical abuse, but also verbal and emotional abuse and it can start as early as in kindergarten, among both boys and girls. In fact, recent studies show that it is among females that bullying can involve larger groups and last far longer.
Dr. Michelle Anthony, respected developmental psychologist and Dr. Reyna Lindert co-wrote the book ‘Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades’ which has been very welcomed by parents and professionals alike.
We had the pleasure to interview Dr. Michelle Anthony on the issue of bullying and on the guide that her and Dr. Lindert wrote to help us help our little treasures.
On countless occasions we have heard the expression ‘children are the future’ but rarely we have stopped to think about what the meaning of this expression really implies.
We live in a globalized world. It’s no longer ‘my children’ and ‘their children’. It’s OUR children. A child is the vessel of our teachings, the key to the perpetuation of our species, the only extension of our mortality and our only chance for EVOLUTION.
Therefore, what kind of future are we imprinting into our children?
Having to cope with long raging wars and other physical and psychological abuse our seed grows into adults that, just like us, will continue to engage in war and abuse of their social and organic environment in a continuous cycle which, unlike the geometrical figure or the natural flow, does have an ending, and it is not a happy one.
The world is at war with our children, for it seems that there’s no power in the planet that can stop killing the very spirit that is worth preserving: the joy of living, pure innocence. And violence, as we know, only engenders more violence.
We have the privilege to interview, on the subject of the psychological development of our children, Dr. Muthanna Samara, whose varied research has been cited by our colleagues at the BBC, Guardian, Times, Telegraph, amongst others, as well as specialised medical websites.
Exclusive Interview with Prof. Frans de Waal (Renowned primatologist & ethologist; The Age of Empathy)
Author of numerous well-known books including Chimpanzee Politics, Our Inner Ape, the Age of Empathy and his most recent The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates.
His research focuses on primate social behaviour, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, and food-sharing
Exclusive Interview with Robin Hanbury-Tenison (Great Explorer of the XX Century & President of Survival International)
ROBIN HANBURY-TENISON is the Founder and President of Survival International, the world’s leading organisation supporting tribal peoples. To ensure freedom of action, Survival accepts no government funding.
Named as ‘one of the greatest explorers’ and hailed as one of the 1,000 ‘makers of the XX Century’, he has been on over 30 expeditions, including, as leader of the Royal Geographical Society’s largest expedition, taking 115 scientists to study the rainforests of Sarawak.
This research and his book, Mulu: the Rainforest, started the international concern for tropical rainforests.
As we, as an evolving species, have concluded another year of creation, another trend of new beginnings has come, from around the bend, to take its place – another new cycle of potentialities and possibilities. But as every year we wish to gather an abundance of goodness, love, prosperity and opportunity, on the other hand, attachments, in the form of fear, anxiety, anger, and worry, can often take us to an unrelenting state of stagnation.
The field of Psychiatry carries with it a world filled with an ever-increasing number of challenges when it comes to providing the necessary guidance required in assisting any one individual diagnosed with a mental illness. It can become even more so difficult, not only for this population of focus, but
Generations after generations, human beings have asked themselves this question: are we alone in this vast universe?
Whilst not factual evidence has been officially validated, a staggering amount of the planet population believe wholeheartedly in the existence of alien life. Literally thousands of people all over the world state, despite the mockery that they may face from their peers, to have seen a U.F.O (Unidentified Flying Object) of alien origin, and many even swear to have been abducted by species from other planets…
The fact is that not only there are employment possibilities in the sectors currently thriving but also in many of the sectors already crushed by unemployment: job generation can and should still take place.
On top of these, there is also a wealth of untapped possibilities for job creation within sectors that are now in their early days of establishing, and there are even entire sectors that could be designed and developed if only our current system allowed it or simply… changed…