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The scientific study of happiness

Happiness, as mentioned by Aristotle, is the central purpose of human life and a goal in itself. It is commonly defined as a state of emotion, a feeling of contentment and joy in life. 616 more words


Zika hype and how the media fail to serve us

Noam Chomsky wrote that, “Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy.” 862 more words


Black Mirror Season 3, Episode 2 "Playtest" Review

Playtest suffers from the exact same thing as Nosedive: Interesting and totally relevant premise; however, it never gets around to making a point that hasn’t be made. 1,932 more words


The power of knowing

I sat in the car, stomach grumbling. Eyeing my mom, I cleared my throat and wiped my sweaty palms on my pants…”Uh, mom? Can we stop at the next bathroom? 803 more words

Personal Growth

Transformation - counterbalancing the negativities in our soul

via Daily Prompt: Transformation

To turn into a good person with a good conduct. Healing is essential. One must turn his back towards negative companies. That is the outward pulling out. 707 more words


Holding Space

Over the last few months, this concept has popped up numerous times in both my professional and personal life. It’s not as straightforward as traditional psychological terms and approaches, but I wanted to speak on my view of it since most of us will be in this situation at some point. 465 more words

Let's Turn the Lights On

I’m mad, I’m angry. You ask why? To make it short, there’s a new Weight Watchers campaign out there which is assuming that fat people turn the lights off and have worse sex than thin people and that, of course, they can help out with this issue, because thinner sex is better sex. 940 more words