Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

Teaching Children How to Communicate with Their Siblings

One of the articles that recently gained the most interest from our readership was 10 Tips for Better Communication within the Family , a result, perhaps, of the difficult times we have been going through as a global society. Being stuck under the same roof without any other commitments or external distractions has made us…
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Adolescent binge drinking: the other epidemic

The restrictions and problems caused by Covid-19 also seem to have fueled another epidemic: adolescent binge drinking. Binge drinking is the tendency to consume five or more alcoholic beverages in a night. During the pandemic, online purchases of alcohol increased by more than 200%. The Italian Higher Institute of Health’s 2021 report showed some concerning…
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Dopamine’s role” and Internet addiction

When someone shows interest in something we've posted on a social network, we feel happy about it. Why? The brain releases dopamine – the so-called "pleasure and reward hormone" – whenever we receive gratification or positive stimuli (such as eating our favorite food, listening to good music, cooling off in the pool, etc.). This feeling…
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Proliferation of family businesses on Instagram

Since Instagram came on the social media scene back in 2010, many families have begun using this app to put their businesses on the map. These small businesses are usually run by women who have families and have a particular talent in some manual craft that easily attracts consumers. While many might consider it to…
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“Track your happiness”: an app that can gauge mental health?

Since humanity’s creation, we have sought happiness. It’s a state of being acquired by a person who is "fully satisfied" with themselves and with the world around them, despite their problems, their fragilities, their own pain and that of those around them... This incessant search often leads us down the wrong path. How many times…
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Catcalling: when a “compliment” turns into harassment

Catcalling is an English term that means you literally call a cat, but in vernacular, “catcalling” is nothing more than verbal harassment directed primarily at women – typically in public areas like on the street, in shopping centers, on public transit, etc. – such as unwanted comments, indecent gestures, whistling, chasing, persistent sexual advances, and…
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Signal, a Messaging App That Finally Protects Our Privacy?

Privacy, which was the main focus of popular Peter Weir’s film, The Truman Show, is now at risk on the internet. What we search on Google, our location, our reviews, our purchases, and so on… can generate a frame of personal data that is enticing to third parties. Signal, a new messaging app, has just…
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