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Balinese Welcome Boycott by ‘Boganaires’

Those who party hard and ugly in Bali could be partying hard in Engadine or St Kilda, except the drinks are cheaper and the waiters are too gentle to tell you to rack off (an expression from my youth, sadly not used much today.) It's a kind of bullying, on an international scale, where those [...]

How Stress Tears Us Apart

Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute BMI at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship between chronic stress and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment. When triggered by stress, an [...]

Psychiatrist’s view: Yik Yak is most dangerous app I’ve ever seen

Yik Yak can turn a school into a virtual chat room where everyone can post his or her comments, anonymously. Untruthful, mean, character-assassinating short messages are immediately seen by all users in a specific geographic area. - Dr. Keith Ablow via Psychiatrist's view: Yik Yak is most dangerous app I've ever seen | Fox News.

Sex, Drugs, The Media & Our Kids

In the weeks since that Miley Cyrus performance at the VMAs, more fuel has been poured onto the fiery debate around the overtly sexual messages our kids are receiving thanks to the media.   Add this to the heady mix of alcohol, violence and drug use with the apparent rise of such related anti-social behaviour [...]