social media

Home/Tag: social media
  • Living with Anxiety crisis

The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

By |2020-03-30T14:53:08+03:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous - it was much worse than [...]

  • social media and isolation

Studies Confirm the Link Between the Use of Social Media and Isolation

By |2020-02-17T14:35:02+03:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

From the UK to the US and all the way to India, numerous studies confirm links between social media and loneliness, depression, and anxiety. But how can social media use cause social isolation? Why is social media so bad for our mental health? And does this mean we need to completely cut social media out [...]

  • distinction bias

How Distinction Bias Is Tricking You into Making the Wrong Choices

By |2020-02-12T12:29:53+03:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

We all like to think we are in control of our decisions, but these are often influenced by many factors around us, leading our thought processes in one direction. What is distinction bias? Distinction bias is the influence of making a choice when presented with two similar options side by side simultaneously. This is a [...]

  • spiritual materialism

The Cult of Spiritual Materialism: Have You Become Its Victim?

By |2020-02-10T13:14:20+03:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Spiritualism is growing in popularity as we seek more answers and comfort in these trying times. Unfortunately, no everyone is following the spiritual path for the right reasons, or in a genuine way. There is no correct way to practice your spiritualism, but there are certainly incorrect ways. Spiritual materialism is being actively encouraged at [...]

  • Dunbar’s Number

Dunbar’s Number or Why Most of Your Social Connections Are Not Your Friends

By |2020-02-07T11:48:15+03:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? My sister certainly has. Years ago, when her new neighbour asked her if she wanted to pop round for a coffee, she said: “No thanks, I’ve got enough friends.” Now, before you start judging my sis for being unnecessarily blunt, she does have a point. And that’s where Dunbar’s [...]

  • digital literacy

How Digital Literacy Sets You Up for Success and Ways to Improve It

By |2020-02-07T11:10:12+03:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Education & Technology, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Understanding your way around technology improves your chances in life. Digital literacy doesn’t mean reading a book online. The only difference between reading a physical book and reading online is a page versus a screen. There’s little learning in that because anyone can do it. Digital literacy means much more than that. It means learning [...]

  • cyberstalking

Cyberstalking: Examples, Tactics and How to Protect Yourself Online

By |2020-02-04T12:51:53+03:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stalking in any form is insidious and menacing. However, cyberstalking takes this kind of threatening behaviour to frightening new levels. The internet has evolved to become the place in which we communicate effectively and quickly. For the vast majority of us, it is a safe and pleasant place to inhibit. But for others, it can [...]

  • Online Disinhibition Effect

Online Disinhibition Effect Explains Why Some People Become Jerks Online

By |2020-02-01T17:52:21+03:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Trolling others is a common refrain for people online. Indeed, this behavior has become so common that it is now intensively studied by psychologists. Psychologists call this behavior the ‘online disinhibition effect’. But what is it that makes people behave this way? Who are internet trolls? Are some people more likely to act like jerks [...]