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Social Media and Mental Health: Exploring the Impact of Likes ...

Social media has become integral to our daily lives in the digital age. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok allow us to connect, share, and engage with others across the globe. However, the quest for likes and validation on these platforms has sparked concerns about its impact on mental health. Today, we will delve into the relationship between social media and mental health, focusing on the effects of likes and validation.
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Does the online world make you doubt yourself and your ...

I wonder if many of you share my daily struggle: I am constantly conflicted about what I think and feel I should be thinking and trying to stay upbeat. This may come as no surprise when you consider how your thoughts can spiral following a cursory look at specific types of online news articles that frequently spoil your mood for the rest of the day!
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The Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2024: A Mirror of Brazilian ...

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival, an explosion of colour, music, and dance, is known worldwide for its dazzling spectacle. This annual event, which attracts millions of people worldwide, became a stage for artistic expression and social protest.
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Of letters and newspapers: Nostalgia for a Pre-Internet era from ...

In times before the omnipresence of the internet, life took on a different shape than it does today, and while some things persist, others fade into the nebula of the past. In the early 1960s, the internet was born to allow government scientists to share information. Back then, computers were behemoths that occupied entire rooms and couldn’t move. Accessing information from any computer required physically traveling to its location or sending magnetic tapes by post.
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Anastrozole Pill: a game-changer in preventing breast cancer in the ...

A revolutionary stride in breast cancer prevention unfolds as the UK introduces anastrozole, a drug with a history in cancer treatment, as a proactive measure for women at elevated risk. With recent approvals from the regulatory authorities, this low-cost medication shows promising potential to reduce breast cancer incidence significantly. 
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Diversity is finally here, but why does it feel so ...

We have seen much more diversity on our screens in the past few years, yet it sometimes misses the mark. Representation is important because everyone deserves to feel seen in the media. Growing up as a Black British child, I didn’t feel like I mattered as no one looked at me, and I didn’t realise until I was older how much the lack of misrepresentation affected me mentally. POC characters have been sidelined for years in the media due to ...
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This is Us and the lessons it taught us

I want to dedicate this article to a journey because defining it as simply a series seems redundant to me. This is Us is a journey, and whoever has seen it knows what I mean. Drama series have always attracted me, from Grey’s Anatomy to Game of Thrones, yet there was something profoundly special in This is Us. Something profoundly real that gets you from the first episode. And just as Randall said, I am trying to find the right ...
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While We Wait for Science, the Government Should Put Their ...

How could the government go about adequately regulating fracking?  The regulatory environment will not be adequate unless it is properly geared for risk management that includes ‘legitimate, effective and sustainable protocols according to Brownswords Criteria. However, the regulatory space is a ‘shifting scene’. This means that throughout a technology’s development, out of the four criteria one or more may be the regulatory ‘hotspot’.
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Network, be awkward!

When you are a filmmaker your world is shaped by a peculiar set of circumstances. The very nature of the job is one of instability, projects that come and go, a calendar that will burn you out within a few days of intense work, then leave you with nothing at all and a sense that you will never get a job again and you might as well give up on the dream.
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The Stigma of Co-Writing

Damon Albarn’s interview with the LA Times about his comments about the conflict with modern pop artists’ ability to perform without what he describes as the “sound and attitude” associated with amplification garnered a lot of attention online not for the reasons he thought it would. This was due to how after a pop critic and interviewer Mikael Wood used her as an example of a songwriter thriving within such constraints, he accused Taylor Swift of not writing her songs, ...