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Bend It Like Beckham: The Fight for Integration

We live in an increasingly global world where cultural differences are blurred. As a consequence, we have to make an effort to reconcile the small differences that may arise in order to seek balance and mutual understanding between cultures. Bend It…

Proxemics: How to Communicate With Space

Proxemics is the study of the proximity and distance between people and objects during interactions. It investigates the distance that people maintain when they interact with each other, as well as the presence or absence of physical contact. Also, proxemics…

How Does Fake News Affect Us?

Fake news has existed for many years. However, it has grown into a common phenomenon thanks to social media. Initially, people believed the Internet would create a democracy of information. And this has happened in a way, but the Internet…

How Do Students With School Anxiety View School?

How do students feel about school? This essential question helps us understand students’ attitudes toward learning. If they see it in a positive light, they’ll be self-motivated to work hard. It will also be easier to teach them. In contrast,…

Personality Evaluation

When we go to job interviews, the human resource experts commonly ask a series of questions that have a common goal: to evaluate our personality. Thanks to this, they can further determine whether or not we represent a suitable match…

Why do We Believe Fake News?

These days, we’re experiencing an epidemic of false news reports and half-truths, otherwise known as “fake news”. Misinformation is the order of the day, and we don’t know whether to believe the news or not. But people need information, and we…

3 Lessons from the Ship of Fools Myth

The Ship of Fools myth was first mentioned in the year 1486, at the dawn of the Renaissance. A man named Sebastian Brandt wrote a long poem called Das Narrenschiff or Stultifera Navis. In it, he talks about a voyage…

What Is Natural Selection?

We have all studied or at least heard about Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. But do we really understand what evolution means? If we ask the majority of the population about evolution, we will probably encounter answers like, “That’s the theory…

Grief Doesn’t Heal Without Acceptance

After the death of a loved one or a breakup, among many other situations that can happen, we all agree on one thing: we all feel grief. But sometimes we get stuck in that stage. We forget that grief doesn’t…

Increasing Intelligence: 7 Genius Tricks

Increasing intelligence is always possible. Although it’s true that we’re born with some genetic factors that predispose us to be more or less intelligent, it’s also true that the brain is a highly plastic organ capable of making changes in response…

Self-destructive People: 10 Characteristic Traits

Self-destructive or self-harming behavior seems completely illogical and typical of madness. However, it’s a negative impulse that we all carry within ourselves to a greater or lesser extent. It comes to light in self-destructive people. Sigmund Freud found that we…

What Is Ecpathy?

Ecpathy is a new term to complement empathy, which allows the appropriate handling of emotional contagion and induced feelings. Doctor and psychiatry professor J.L. Gonzalez coined the term to define the voluntary process of excluding feelings, attitudes, thoughts, and motivations induced…

Paul Ekman’s Top 10 Quotes

Paul Ekman is an American psychologist (Washington, 1934) and an expert in the study of emotions and facial expressions. He’s written more than 14 books and published nearly 200 articles over the course of his career. To get to know him…

Sleep Hygiene: 7 Guidelines for Better Sleep

Many factors influence how we sleep, from the room’s ambient temperature to what we had for dinner. Sleep hygiene studies these factors and how they influence sleep. It encompasses a series of recommendations that advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote…

Gluten: How Does It Play into Obsessions?

Obsessions are a type of negative thinking, usually future-oriented and recurrent, and associated with apprehension or a vague sense of danger. We’ve all experienced this kind of cognition at some point in our lives. But unlike people with obsessive-compulsive disorder…

Self-Care Is a Sign of Freedom, Says Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. His extensive legacy includes critical studies on medicine, psychiatry, social institutions, human sciences and treaties on sexuality. This article attempts to capture the basic concepts that this…

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