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Building empathy is more important than ever

Empathy isn't always what people think of when considering important factors in leading a good and successful life. It's difficult, uncomfortable, and doesn't seem to yield any immediate, tangible gain for either the giver or the receiver. Like many words to do with emotions it's also fuzzy; hard enough to define, let alone quantify. Despite [...]

By |2019-10-22T11:13:06+11:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s not only teenage girls, and it’s rarely attention-seeking: debunking the myths around self-injury

Non-suicidal self-injury is the deliberate damage of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent. It’s more specific than self-harm, a broader term that can also include suicide attempts. Self-injury is reasonably common, particularly among young people. In community samples, 17% of adolescents and 13% of young adults had engaged in self-injury. Self-injury is associated with underlying [...]

In The Time You Spend On Social Media Each Year, You Could Read 200 Books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…" When I first found this [...]

By |2017-02-06T11:25:17+11:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments