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“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”

Torture is understandably viewed as unethical and it is prohibited worldwide. But what’s the alternative? A new psychological study, published by the Journal of Applied psychology: General, has come up with an ethical alternative that may ...Read More

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The authors of a paper that some critics have labeled white supremacy in academic robes say they will be retracting the article because some of the data they’d used for their analysis were “highly questionable.”

The lockdown situation may be pretty boring to some, but this is a wonderful time to develop a new hobby. This should both cure boredom and potentially offer someone another revenue stream. There are loads of ways you can make money from ...Read More

In recent years there has been a great deal of speculation about the possible harmful effects of digital technology, particularly smartphones, on mental health, the ability to concentrate, and sleep patterns. Is there any sound evidence to ...Read More

The idea of (over -) identification or fusion for/with a specific group through perceived deprivation is not new though, it would be interesting to examine how much of this reciprocates with the individuals need of the consistent self.

The consequences of rejection and exclusion is heart breaking.

“chronic rejection is associated with an increasingly serious array of self-destructive and antisocial behaviors, including academic difficulties, truancy, dropping out of ...Read More

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My impression is that being disorganized and/or busy stops us from doing things we might prefer to do, or things we might value more.

If you agree, why do you agree? How do you know when you're busy? Where do you think it comes from? What ...Read More

Fwiw, I like this use of the platform. I’ve been wondering what else Relevant could facilitate outside of link sharing, and good-faith conversation/idea sharing seems like a start.

That said, this is a big question you’re asking, and I ...Read More

Still looking through this - but it's in-line with the theme of busyness I've been looking at lately.

"The Experience Loop is the new value chain, and contrary to the traditional, linear, inside-outside mindset with its focus on ...Read More

I've recently been having a look at this as my partner starts using Poshmark to sell clothing online. I haven't used it yet, but there are apparently several ways to use the app to make your items more visible to the community. I hope to ...Read More

"It’s hard to set your emotions aside when you’re faced with a difficult decision. This is problematic, since our emotions often cause us to make the wrong decision in important areas of life, including in our relationships, our finances, ...Read More

“Harry Brignull, a user-experience consultant, has created a website listing 11 dark pattern types to watch out for. A “roach motel” is when the design makes it simple to sign up but hard to cancel (for example, a subscription); “disguised ...Read More

One of the recent challenges in mental health has been the medicalization of wider swaths of everyday life. Clinicians are increasingly treating problems in living as if they were biological in origin and reflective of pathology rather than ...Read More