For The First Time Ever, Psychologists Warn Facebook Can Cause Depression 

by Tyler Durden A new report conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania have determined that an excessive amount of time on “social media” sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are making millennials depressed. “It was striking,” said Melissa Hunt, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, who led the study. “What we found over the course of three weeks was that rates of depression and loneliness went down significantly for people who limited their (social media) use.” The study, “No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression,” is being published in December’s Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Researchers … Continue reading For The First Time Ever, Psychologists Warn Facebook Can Cause Depression 

Why We Need Moments of Mad Thinking

‘Wouldn’t glass shatter at that pressure?’ Keeping certain questions at bay for long enough to shape a vision. Original illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou. We banish a great many thoughts from our minds on the grounds that they are, as we put it, ‘mad’. Some of them evidently are: too mean, flawed, absurd or petty to deserve further exploration. But it’s one of the tragedies of our thinking lives that, amidst the detritus of dismissed thoughts, there are invariably a great many that could have been of high value, if only we had dared to examine them … Continue reading Why We Need Moments of Mad Thinking

After the Monastery

Bhikshu Heng Ju on his 1973–1974 bowing pilgrimage for world peace. A reconciliation story By Bhikshu Heng Ju (Tim Tetsu) I knew my dad had been writing a lot. He would wake up early every morning, make a hot breakfast, walk the dog, meditate for an hour, write for an hour. Then he would wake me up and report his activities, suggesting that I too should get up and do something vigorous, worthy, contemplative. He would also have a hot breakfast waiting for me. That’s the kind of father he was—he showed his love rather than talked about it. After he … Continue reading After the Monastery

When Losing Your Job Is a Blessing

NERDWALLET / KATIE MARTIN / THE ATLANTIC How Tim Chen, the founder of NerdWallet, worked up the nerve to start a company after getting laid off during a recession by LOLA FADULU Tim Chen had recently been laid off from his job as a financial analyst at a hedge fund, during the recession of 2008, when his sister asked him for help finding a good credit card. Much of the information he found online was confusing and disorganized, so he decided to start a personal-finance website; it would go on to become NerdWallet, which is now worth $500 million and … Continue reading When Losing Your Job Is a Blessing

Cutting back on alcohol can do wonders for your health

 by: RJ Jhonson (Natural News) Apart from eating healthy and engaging in regular physical activity, there’s one more thing that people with Type 2 diabetes can do to ensure that they are always in the pink of health – cut back on alcohol consumption. After all, reducing alcohol intake lowers the risk of developing serious health conditions, including certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Lower alcohol consumption, together with a diet that is low on refined sugar and simple carbohydrates and regular exercise, helps lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes and improves existing diabetes control. If you … Continue reading Cutting back on alcohol can do wonders for your health

YOU ARE THE GREATEST TEACHER YOU WILL NEVER KNOW

by Gary Z McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “To find a mountain path all by oneself gives a greater feeling of strength than to take a path that is shown.” ~Karen Horney Find the nearest mirror. Look deeply into it. There, hidden within that fabulously flawed human being staring back at you, is the greatest teacher you will never know. Yes. It’s yourself. And yes, you will never really know it. The famous inscription at the Temple of Delphi, “know thyself,” is ultimately unattainable. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to obtain it. Enlightenment is equally unattainable, but there’s nothing wrong … Continue reading YOU ARE THE GREATEST TEACHER YOU WILL NEVER KNOW

How To Find Your Calling, According to Psychology

By Christian Jarrett “Look. You can’t plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion—what you really care about.” Barack Obama, as quoted by David Gergen (cited in Jachimowicz et al, 2018). This Saturday Nov 17 in Newcastle is the first of two BPS careers events – “perfect for anyone looking to discover where psychology can take them in their chosen career.” A second follows in London on Dec 4. If, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure whether psychology is for you, or which area of the profession aligns with what … Continue reading How To Find Your Calling, According to Psychology