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Social media influencers – who are drawn to the island’s photo-perfect, emerald-green paddy fields, its scenic temples and beaches – have proved a particular problem. “The key for Bali recovery (from the pandemic) is the low number of (Covid-19) cases. But the foreigner who has (online) followers creates content about violating the health protocol, leaving an impression that Bali is not safe,” Niluh said.
It’s 10 years since Professor Roy Taylor revolutionised treatment for type 2 diabetes with a groundbreaking study that showed the disease could be reversed through rapid weight loss. Until his research was published, type 2 diabetes was thought to be an incurable, lifelong condition. Now, for many people, we know it is not.
Use a funny nickname, your favourite animal for a profile pic. Have fun and restore to society what it has lost and is losing-our past, our inheritance, our culture.
The importance of supporting young people to understand their natural talents and what makes them unique so they can build confidence and are better equipped to find their future path
‘I get so sick and tired of hearing about the various different schools of psychoanalysis and their great superiority to the other one – whichever it is’ (Bion, 2005, p.39).
After decades of demonization and criminalization, psychedelic drugs are on the cusp of entering mainstream psychiatry, with profound implications for a field that in recent decades has seen few pharmacological advancements for the treatment of mental disorders and addiction.
I have carried the manuscript of these translations about with me for days, reading it in railway trains, or on the top of omnibuses and in restaurants, and I have often had to close it lest some stranger would see how much it moved me.
It was remarkable to hear educated people in the audience say that they found ‘Freud difficult to read’. My father borrowed a Freud book from the armed forces library in a small town in India, used a dictionary to understand the words and changed his life. And mine too.
On the isolated occasions when diversity and unity is celebrated or discovered to exist together, the effect can be so joyous it is, indeed, intoxicating. This is rare and the norm is more that alienation, mutual suspicion and violence mark our communal relations. But it must remain an ideal for which we strive, a hope which will keep us alive. There is a common wind that refreshes all, whilst each is energised by their own light, their own identity: but for the enrichment of all.
The availability and choice of classes available at local gyms, sports centres, and spas, can be overwhelming and confusing. Which class should I choose? Will I be able to get into the shapes? Will I be able to follow on?
Cultural pressures and expectations are generally negative. To say “she is menopausal” is usually used to demean or humiliate a woman of a certain age. It is often the butt of many jokes about the perceived ugliness and unattractiveness of the female body at this time of life.
The Home Office said the reforms were “the biggest changes to the marriage registration system since 1837” and would “correct a historic anomaly” by allowing for the mothers’ details to appear on the marriage entry for the first time.
” a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” World Health Organisation 2001
Pic: Laura Fuhrman Psychologists in Canada think they’ve identified an entirely new memory syndrome in healthy people characterised by a specific inability to re-live their past. This may sound like…
The chief factor explored in the study was how individualistic a society was: in individualistic cultures, the team argues, people are more motivated by pursuing paths related to their passions, while those in collectivistic cultures are more likely to see themselves as part of an interdependent network, often fulfilling obligations to others rather than focusing on their own interests.
A personal ‘Birthday Tribute’ to William Shakespeare. As an active psychotherapist and practitioner researcher, I brieflyexplain my own interpretation and analysis of his unique contribution to our understanding of human nature and historic descriptions and developing perceptions of ‘madness’.
Talk Like Shakespeare Day encourages us to embody that speech, and to bring the stage to all the world that we live in. After all, “All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Actors you knew but did you know they are Shakespeare trained?
Some of the people who had unfairly rejected Tariq or Adeola will have been overtly racist, and so deliberately screened people based on their ethnicity. According to a large body of psychological research, however, many will have also reacted with an implicit bias, without even being aware of the assumptions they were making.
Like most organisations with charitable and social goals, TherapyFriends needs friends. They might not want to be exactly on an Advisory Board but are happy to give us their seasoned advice from the sidelines.
n the year since the pandemic took hold in Britain, we have been both washing more – our hands, at least – and probably washing the rest of us less. I
In it, Dr Miller described becoming “increasingly aware of the politicisation of the British Psychological Society, a shift that I feel is inappropriate for what is ultimately a governing body”. She went on to discuss “a social justice agenda”, “based on the notion that the way to address the historical suffering of certain groups is to give them preferential treatment in the here and now.”
Though not necessarily named, issues of hierarchy, division and specificity are embedded in the histories of applied psychology.
Even thousands of years later, research suggests socially anxious behaviors may match up with predictions from evolutionary theories.
One thing Rensink and others discovered when they started studying the science of magic is that magicians take advantage of the very odd (and maybe slightly creepy) fact that what we see is not actually what’s out there.
Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere…
“People think I’m rude, or antisocial, or awkward, because I’m not chatty,” she says.
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How should a woman live her life? Survive to the age of 70, fearfully, being as everyone else instructs her to be? Or play the heroine, passionately, in the knowledge that trying and failing need not equal defeat?
Ben Turner, Live Science, tells how ants shrink brains, balloon ovaries and become queens, just for a while!
Sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste, and spatial awareness, we all have them, right? Wrong.
Once we had eaten, we would say our prayers and seal our fast until sunset. The reciting of the verse meant that the fast was locked and the only key was the last rays of the setting sun which would unlock and release us from our thirst and hunger.
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