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Wellbeing Education for Teens

“Participating in this event helped me see where my fellow peers sit in terms of different things that impact us in our teenage lives. Seeing the amount of people across the country who are thinking about the same things I am is encouraging and empowering” said a year 12 student from last year’s Generation Next [...]

New Study Shows Pop Culture Encourages Men to Prey on Women

It appears we must now add Morgan Freeman to the ever-growing list of respected men accused of unrespectable behavior. Ever since the #MeToo movement launched, it seems that every week another famous name is added to the list of powerful men accused of engaging in sexual assault or harassment. One word that has popped up [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:50:47+11:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Victorian Councils Auditing Children’s Books For Gender

Victorian councils could ban books and toys from kindergartens, schools and libraries if they don’t meet strict gender guidelines, according to reports. The Herald Sun on Monday revealed Manningham and Melbourne City Councils are among those auditing children’s books and urging a ban on the terms “boy” and “girl”. It follows research from the Australian National University that showed [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:48:32+11:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Do Western Societies Promote Narcissism?

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to show that people who grew up in the former western states of Germany have higher levels of narcissism than those whose socialization took place in the former eastern states. Between 1949 and 1989/90, life in West Germany was characterized by a culture of individualism, with [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:22:00+11:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Destroying Society

A former Facebook executive is making waves after he spoke out about his "tremendous guilt" over growing the social network, which he feels has eroded "the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other." Chamath Palihapitiya began working for Facebook in 2007 and left in 2011 as its vice president for user [...]

Autistic People Aren’t Really Accepted

Up to 70% of autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to some research. Unfortunately, we still don’t know why autistic people are at a higher risk for mental health problems than non-autistic people. But one important factor is whether an individual’s autism is recognised and accepted by those around them. [...]

By |2017-11-13T09:26:25+11:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teaching Kids How to be Sad

Helping the next generation live with feelings, not pathologise them. Young people in our society are increasingly worried and upset – not about any aspect of their life in particular - but about being worried and upset. This is a relatively new phenomenon. In the 1980s, surveys of teens showed they were worried about school, [...]

How to Cope With The Energy Vampires in Your Life

In making the break from an energy vampire, you can sometimes miss their financial or strategic support in a business context, or the security and comfort in a personal one. But once you remove people who drain you physically, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and/or financially, it can feel like a heavy weight has been removed from [...]

Internet Addiction – Fact or Fiction?

Research on Internet addiction originated in the US by Dr. Kimberly Young. In 1996, she presented the first paper on the topic at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference. Dr. Young applied the diagnostic criteria for pathological gambling to Internet Addictions. Despite being harshly criticized, she remained undeterred, because more and more people began to [...]

How to raise boys in the era of internet porn

A great deal of parenting is timeless, but some things change so fast you can barely blink, and one of those is the rise of internet porn. For parents of both boys and girls, this is creating a surge of new dilemmas to solve. via How to raise boys in the era of internet porn.