If we believe that stories have the power to convey values and positive messages much better than theories, then it’s important to choose stories that display kindness, solidarity, love, and friendship. But which stories would those be? As Juan José Muñoz García states in his work Cine y misterio humano, traditional tales and parables are…Per saperne di più
Who do we trust? Trust is everything… even in dealing with a global crisis
For more than two decades, Edelman Trust has been conducting a survey on the trust that global society places in four main areas: Government, Business, Media, and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO’s). The survey stems from the belief that trust is a major element in maintaining social order. This year's survey once again presented some rather important…Per saperne di più
What is Huggy Wuggy, and why is it not a kids’ game?
Huggy Wuggy is a blue puppet with red lips and sharp teeth. Seemingly snuggly and looking for cuddles, this video game protagonist (from the survival video game "Poppy Playtime," released in October 2021) is, in reality, a ruthless killer. While the name implies that he is used to giving and requesting hugs, after tricking his…Per saperne di più
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…Per saperne di più
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…Per saperne di più
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…Per saperne di più
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…Per saperne di più
Onlyfans and Twitch: Streaming and Entertainment Platforms or Legalized Prostitution?
We all know the phrase: “Sex sells.” However, if those who “sold” their bodies used to be actors in the entertainment business, today, new streaming platforms allow anyone to do the same. Thanks to the internet and online platforms, that "moment of fame" isn’t something that comes along eventually… rather, it’s created! Twitch and Onlyfans…Per saperne di più
“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…Per saperne di più
How Useful Can a “Social Community” Be? Does Solidarity Exists Online?
Not all social networks are bad for you: we already explored this topic a while ago in an article about a German messaging app that offers psychological support to young people who are struggling. Generally speaking, we could claim that social networks aren’t harmful, but, on the contrary, they fulfill their true purpose when they…Per saperne di più