There is no shortage of hot-button issues in the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd – racism , policing, drug policy, criminal justice reform, vicarious trauma , moral injury and disengagement, and implicit bias to name a few. As I’ve been watching the trial unfold, I’ve been thinking about how to discuss it with my children and my undergraduate students. George Floyd Mural Source: F. Muhammad/Pixabay As an addiction psychologist, what keeps drawing my attention is the need to dispel the idea that substance use justifies the use of force . We know that George Floyd’s postmortem examination showed multiple substances in his system, including THC, methamphetamine , and fentanyl . It’s no surprise that Chauvin’s defense team is using those findings to divert blame from the former officer to the victim. Although I am outraged by that defense tactic, I also see that George Floyd’s substance use is relevant to the discussion precisely … [Read more...] about Why We Need to Talk About Chauvin’s Drug-Related Defense
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Home Beauty Make up tips Make Up Tips oi-Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia on April 14, 2021 The colour pink is an all-time favourite shade for most of the women as it goes well with any look and style, and also gives soothing vibes. A good pink dress with a pair of high heels and matching pink makeup, makes for the perfect date night-look. Isn't it? However, depending on the makeup trends, their preference for pink makeup looks keeps changing. While some go for glam look, some like to keep it dewy and minimal. But know what? The latest look of Alaya F is now going to be your go-to look for date nights. Recently, the Jawaani Jaaneman actress showed off her glam look as she got ready for the Filmfare event. She opted for a blush pink structured dress and teamed it up with pink makeup that was highlighted by shimmery eye lids and matte lips. Here's how you can get it too by just following a … [Read more...] about Pretty In Pink! Alaya F’s Shimmery Eye Lids And Matte Lips Make For The Perfect Makeup Look For Date Night!
Home Yoga spirituality Festivals Festivals oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on April 14, 2021 Ramadan, also known as Ramzan is a sacred month in an Islamic year during which Muslims observed Roza (fast). This year the Ramadan is said to bring from 13 and/or 14 April 2021 and stay till 13 May 2021. During the entire month, Muslims will be observing a strict fast from sunrise to sunset. Muslims of all age groups are seen excited for observing fast during the entire month with utmost devotion and dedication. Only pregnant, breastfeeding and menstruating women, elderly and ill people are exempted from keeping the Roza. It is believed that observing fasts during the Ramadan month can help one in seeking blessings from Allah, the deity in Islam religion. Therefore, Muslims forbid eating or drinking anything after Sehri, i.e., the sunrise and before Iftar, i.e., sunset. The fast continues for 30 days after which Eid is … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2021: Here Are The Sehri And Iftar Timings That You Need To Know
A "to be" list is essential for work/life balance. Source: Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash Is your to-do list as long as mine? I doubt it, but it could be. What about the hours of screen time you put in each day and the deadlines you’re up against? And how long is your list of shortcomings and the things you haven’t done? When you’re trying to relax, how often do you tell yourself, “Don’t just sit there; do something?” And how many times have you thought about what you can’t do because of job grievances that stand in the way? Are You Driven or Are You Driving? When we toil as if we’re a car going 80 miles per hour with no brakes, we allow the car to drive us. And our engine will eventually burn out or we’re going to go off a cliff. If you stop to think about it, some of us treat our cars better than ourselves. As you can see in the opening paragraph, much of what we demand of ourselves is negative and oppressive. In the same way, the human body wasn’t designed to be … [Read more...] about What Is a “To-Be” List?
Lazy or Happy? Source: Julian Gentilezza-unsplash with Meg Price Millennials are perceived as lethargic narcissists or eager optimists keen to keep the planet green. So, what’s really happening? Millennials will make up over 70% of the workforce by 2030 according to IBM. This generation does want to create a “better new normal.” This offers an opportunity to create an environment where they feel they can be authentic, trust their leaders, and can combine their intelligence with technology to create the world they want to work and live in, the better new normal. Millennials, defined by the Pew Research Center as those born between 1981 and 1996, were once seen as an entitled, lazy, narcissistic , phone addicted generation. They are now being recognized as a diverse group of young people with changing interests, innovative ideas with increasing influence in society. This generation now surpasses the Baby Boomers as the largest and also most racially and ethnically … [Read more...] about Millennials Want a “Better New Normal” with Meg Price