The Friendship Paradox Reveals the Weird Reason You Are Less Popular Than Your Friends

Have you ever noticed that the people you hang out with always seem to be more popular than you? Whether it’s down at the gym, on social media, or even at work, it is common for people to notice that their friends seem fitter, more popular, and more successful. According…

4 Signs of Toxic Positivity That Ruins Your Life and How to Avoid It

Toxic positivity is a fairly new phenomenon. It has appeared almost directly as a result of the “good life” social media image and the rise of mental health awareness. In theory, more awareness and concern for mental health is a great thing. We've worked so hard to achieve global concern,…

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How Our Online Behavior Affects Our Self-Image

In today's modern age, the average person spends around 2 hours a day on social media. They are constantly in contact with their online persona, trying to manufacture the best image of themselves possible. As a result, our behavior on social media almost inevitably affects our self-esteem. Social Media and…

Survivorship Bias and 4 Examples of How It Can Distort Your Thinking

There are many cognitive biases that influence our decisions and judgements, but have you ever heard of survivorship bias? I hadn’t until I read about a particular problem and a very clever man who solved it. Survivorship Bias and WWII Fighter Planes Here’s the problem. It’s 1943 and we are…