As a primary introvert person, I find it hard to find a safe and secure platform, I mean, a social network where I can be sure people are who they say they are, that they do not pretend to be something they are not, and do not have bad intentions.
In the last decade we have seen the consequences of a growing disconnect between social media and real life – and the subsequent declining mental health among young adults. Add to this, that we spend a quarter of our lives […]
A conversation with an AI used to seem so futuristic and exciting. They were set pieces in Sci-Fi movies or groundbreaking innovations reported on in the news. How quickly we have moved beyond chatbots being new and novel, to a […]
We all know what the pandemic was like. Spending your days cooped up inside, unable to go out and socialize. And those who were not forced to outright abandon their jobs had to do them online. However, no one really counted on many businesses opting to keep their employees working from home even now that the vaccine is available.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent social isolation and economic recession have negatively affected people of all ages’ overall mental wellbeing and created new barriers for those already suffering from certain mental illnesses. Stress and anxiety are very normal responses […]
Relocating to a new city or country means leaving friends and much of the family behind. This alone is reason enough to make this change difficult. And there is also the challenge of getting used to the new environment, the culture shock, and the lengthy process of becoming an accepted member of the new community.
Social media has become an important part of our everyday life. Most people check social media notifications immediately after waking up and before going to sleep. Sometimes while being with family or friends, we give our attention to the virtual […]
Adulthood is lonely. Amidst all the very real responsibilities of our newfound autonomy is this crushing sense of loneliness. We graduate, expecting the next chapter of our lives to be ripe with personal growth, fun, and unbridled excitement. But instead, […]
Social media is, without a doubt, useful and exciting. It offers us so much information, so much fun content, and such easy ways to communicate. However, it is not all good. It also has a darker, more insidious side.
The term ‘urban loneliness’ has been mentioned more and more often in recent years. However, what is urban loneliness, exactly?