On the eve of her graduation from Yale in 2012, Marina Keegan wrote an essay that, within about a week, would be read by well over a million people from 98 nations. It was called " The Opposite of Loneliness ." But what is the opposite of loneliness ? Keegan opened her essay by noting that we don't have a word for it, but whatever it is, she found it at Yale: "It is not quite love and it's not quite community; it's just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it's four A.M. and no one goes to bed… "Yale is full of tiny circles we pull around ourselves. A cappella groups, sports teams, houses, societies, clubs. These tiny groups that make us feel loved and safe and part of something even on our loneliest nights…" That essay opens a collection of Keegan's writings published under the same title, " The Opposite of Loneliness ." (Here is my review … [Read more...] about What Is the Opposite of Loneliness?
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Six months ago, we could not have imagined that our daily vocabulary would be filled with the p-word. And while perhaps we are getting tired of hearing the word pandemic , I can’t help but ask why we haven’t used it to bring urgency to confronting teen suicide. The race to find a cure to the COVID-19 pandemic certainly is front and center, but that same sense of urgency does not seem to be evident for the unsettling rise in teen suicide. In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death—with more than 2,000 14- to 18-year-olds dying every year by suicide, and accounting for about one of every three injury-related deaths . That’s the equivalent of losing a large high school’s worth of teenagers to suicide, year after year. These numbers demand our attention . New CDC data reveal that almost one in five teens across the nation have seriously considered attempting suicide. Picture a typical high school classroom of 25 students. About five of those … [Read more...] about America Is Facing a Teen Suicide Pandemic
Source: Vinicius Wiesehofer/Pexels In 2015, a statistic about social media use captured the Internet’s attention : "More people have died of selfies than shark attacks this year.” To be fair, very few people die of either selfies or shark attacks. But a wave of research continues to suggest that social media use can be a significant impediment to mental health. A new study points specifically to selfies as a mood and confidence -lowering activity. Social media use has been linked to depression , anxiety , body dissatisfaction, and increased focus on appearance. These effects are fairly broad, but they seem to hit young women (who are the heaviest users of social media) especially hard. Yet many of the studies showing an association between heavier social media use and decreased mental health are correlational. As any of my students can quickly tell you: Correlation does not equal causation. In other words, just because social media use is correlated with negative … [Read more...] about The Psychological Cost of Posting Selfies
Zoom Burnout is Real Source: Christian Erfurt/Unsplash, used with permission If you're living on planet Earth, you are probably doing way more online everything—shopping, socializing, and working—than you ever imagined (or wanted to). And you almost certainly know what I mean when I talk about "Zoom fatigue," aka "Zoom burnout ," "burning Zoom eyeballs," etc. I have been doing video teaching and video coaching / therapy for some time now, but not nearly the amount that I have in the past year. And, as a Texan friend recently said, "I'm taaard." (That's apparently Texas-speak for " really tired.") My back gets sore from sitting. My eyeballs are dry and sometimes really burn. It's hard to tell if my students are paying attention . Often I know they just aren't, and I can't say I blame them. I find myself over-explaining concepts because I can't tell if some of them are actually listening (especially with cameras off). I know that many are probably looking at … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving Despite All the Zooming
Home Women Women oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on February 27, 2021 Every year International Women's Day is observed on 8 March. The day is observed with an aim of celebrating and acknowledging the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women across the world while highlighting their importance. The day is dedicated to women belonging to different cultures and backgrounds coming together to fight for gender equality and women's rights. This year we are here with a list of Indian women who made it to the Forbes list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. The list features four women coming from different backgrounds who have earned name and fame through their hard work and sheer determination. Read on. 1. Nirmala Sitharaman Nirmala Sitharaman, the present Finance Minister of India made it to the Forbes List 2020. The 61-year old minister held the 41st rank in the list. She also serves as … [Read more...] about Indian Women Who Made It To Forbes List Of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2020