Lifestyle

The Nuts and Bolts behind Procrastination

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Featured, Lifestyle | 0 comments

The Nuts and Bolts behind Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. There’s no disputing it. When deadlines are fast approaching who hasn’t switched on the TV or opened Facebook and scrolled for hours to put off completing the task at hand? There is a difference, however, between procrastinating occasionally and procrastinating chronically.   There has been a great deal of research into the psychology behind procrastination. Results of empirical studies have shown that personality traits, mood and cognition are behind procrastinating. For instance, psychologist Piers Steel claims that people who do not procrastinate tend to...

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Burnout…

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Featured, Lifestyle | 0 comments

Burnout…

What is burnout? Is it the same as stress? Is it a mental or physical condition? And finally can it be cured easily? This article identifies some of the causes, symptoms and preventative strategies for people experiencing burnout.   According to Help Guide, “burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.” It is a gradual process which could be symptomatic of depression or due to ineffective coping mechanisms. Contrary to popular belief, burnout is not the same as stress or the result of simply working long hours. Stress...

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Is your love life affected by pornography addiction?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Featured, Pornography | 0 comments

Is your love life affected by pornography addiction?

Pornography addiction. Is it a serious concern? When healthy men in their 20′s describe their inability to perform as ‘normal,’ I think it’s safe to say that porn is a problem.   Both men and women are victims of the hyper-sexualized culture porn presents. Pornography is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable for everyone.  It’s just a click away. This is affecting how men and women engage in real life relationships and sexual encounters. Porn not only objectifies women but it gives the impression that sexual intercourse is OK with ‘no strings attached.’ Women...

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Liberation vs. Equality?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Featured, Feminism | 0 comments

Liberation vs. Equality?

What do women want? Has women’s liberation even begun? Is feminism helping or hindering women? All of these important questions deserve answers. That’s where Danielle Crittenden, an author and journalist, Germaine Greer, an academic, and Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, come in.   There are a set of beliefs, according to Crittenden, that are designed to dictate how women ought to live. The tenets of which are that we should put everything into our careers while postponing marriage and having children. We should not trust marriage and what it stands for. We should also pursue the...

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Is the internet destroying our attention span?

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Featured, Internet & Attention Span | 6 comments

Is the internet destroying our attention span?

Simply put, yes. The average attention span is five minutes. Ten years ago, it used to be 12 minutes. How can our attention span be less than half of what it used to be? What’s changed? The answer is… the internet. The internet is ever present in our society. Nowadays, you can be connected anywhere at any time to speedy internet services.   The internet has undoubtedly changed our lives. It has made information accessible to everyone. The benefits of the internet are huge. Do they outweigh the negative aspects though? We are a generation that is constantly checking our phones,...

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The Dark Triad

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Featured, The Dark Triad | 0 comments

The Dark Triad

Psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism. Three personality types which in isolation are bad enough, but in combination are utterly toxic. The dark triad is the term used to describe the combination of these three dark traits.   The psychopath is aggressive, callous and lacks remorse and empathy. They get their way through their superficial charming manner.  The narcissist has a grandiose self-view, sense of entitlement and complete self-absorption.  Their egotism knows no bounds. They use ingratiating tactics and phoney compliments to get what they want. The Machiavellian overtly...

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