Kathleen Smith

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The Shape of Water: Life’s True Monsters

In cinema, the Oscars ceremony is the event of the year, and in 2018, The Shape of Water was the big winner. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is known for his unique style of mixing fantasy and reality, fascinated by…

The 7 Social Sins According to Gandhi

Gandhi’s 7 social sins are a comprehensive list of behaviors that cause serious harm to society. Convinced that morality is a superior force, the spiritual and political leader created a list of factors that degrade it in order to warn…

People Who Have No Filter

People who have no filter don’t know how to keep their thoughts, feelings, or emotions in. They blurt out the first thing that comes to their mind, without thinking about the consequences. They often hide behind the shield of their…

The Benefits of Being a Playful Person

The traditional image of a responsible adult is a serious, hardworking, focused person who does things efficiently and resists frivolity. However, being a playful person doesn’t take away from any of those qualities. In fact, playfulness has a lot of…

You Create Your Own Problems

Life can take many turns. Things don’t always go the way we’d like, which is a good thing. However, problems crop up left and right…or do they? What is a problem, really? Do we have as many problems as we…

To Have Kids, or Not to Have Kids

Up until quite recently, most people generally assumed that everybody wanted to get married and have kids, but this has been changing radically. In the Western world, the amount of people choosing not to have kids is rising. There are…

3 Exercises to Up Your Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever wondered what emotional intelligence is? Have you wondered why it’s important? Emotions exist because they provide valuable information, help us adapt to change, and improve our social lives. But do you know how to interpret what they’re…

How to Improve your Sex Life using Mindfulness

What I’m about to tell you is no secret. Improving your sex life is as easy as being more present with each other, which can be achieved through mindfulness. More and more people are practicing mindfulness to alleviate stress, manage…

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

In the last few decades, many studies have shown that certain medications can enhance the effects of therapeutic interventions and reduce the intensity and frequency of psychiatric symptoms. One such class of medications is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), mainly…

Sibling Rivalry: When the Oldest is Dethroned

Sibling rivalry is relatively common and normal in children. When a sibling is born, suddenly, in one fell swoop, the first-born is no longer the ruler of the house. Now they have to share the throne with someone else, someone who…

What Factors Influence the Way You Vote? A Look at Spain

Spain’s political system is largely democratic, as representatives in Congress and the Senate are indirectly elected by popular vote through lists of candidates that parties nominate. We trust these politicians with our interests, and therefore they are responsible for representing them.…

What is Cultural Psychology?

Have you ever heard of cultural psychology? André Malraux once said that “culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the course of centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved.” Using…

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