We all know the difference between good and bad news. Bad news usually has something to do with failure, illness, death, an unsolved problem, destruction, etc. Bad news causes anguish and disappointment. Good news, on the other hand, shows us the bright side of life: instances of receiving a helping hand; serving and sacrificing for…Per saperne di più
Internet anxiety? It’s called “Nomophobia.” Here are ten ways to combat it
I challenge you to find a single person who isn’t holding onto their phone while riding on public transit or standing in line at the post office. They might be responding to texts, reading the news, or simply scrolling on social media. As I write this, I know that I am typically one of these…Per saperne di più
SOS Maternity 2.0. The five best apps for new mothers
Among the constants that are part of our daily routine, the smartphone is undoubtedly one of them. We’d feel lost without this little black box that helps us with appointments, emails, notes, editing, video calls, etc. Phones have ensured that we may “have everything.” This is thanks to the countless apps that, we must admit,…Per saperne di più
Social networks and mental health problems: is there a connection?
The pandemic has had a particularly strong impact on adolescents, who have suddenly found themselves having to handle distance learning, no more social activities, and uncertainties about the future. However, there is another major source of stress and sadness for the youngest generation. An article by Jean M. Twenge published in The Institute for Family…Per saperne di più
Digital resolutions for the New Year: what are yours?
Just before Christmas, my husband and I decided to give each other a joint gift: a subscription to a streaming platform. We thought it would be nice to watch movies together in the evening, maybe after putting the kids to bed. It was unfortunate that we all ended up getting sick in the lead-up to…Per saperne di più
Love and social media: here’s why happy couples don’t need to flaunt it
Happy couples share very few photos on social media. Science says so. Almost all couples that are on social media share particularly special moments in their lives with photos, shout-outs, videos, etc. But then there are the couples whose relationships are solely about what gets posted online. According to researchers at Albright College, this behavior…Per saperne di più
Remember the Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook Blackout? Well, that event has had many advantages
On 4 October last year, the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp stopped working for more than six hours. Hundreds of millions of users were forced offline for most of the day. We should note that Whatsapp currently has 2 billion active users, Facebook 2.7 billion, and Instagram 1.22 billion. This data is essential for…Per saperne di più
“Roommate Syndrome” – When Marriage Is in Danger
Once upon a time there was a couple who got married and lived happily ever after for the rest of their lives.... That's how any self-respecting fairy tale ends, but is real life actually like this? Statistics tell us that marriage is less and less common in the Western world – especially marriages within the…Per saperne di più
Jojo The Rabbit: Love Beyond Belief
How many times have you wanted to watch a film with your family and uncertain which one to choose? Of course, deciding one that fits everybody’s taste is not an easy task, but some stories make everyone agree. For example, the film Jojo The Rabbit, shown in theatres less than a year ago, and now…Per saperne di più
Parents 2.0: How Much Can Technology Influence the Psycho-Attitudinal Growth of Children?
It's a classic summer Sunday morning. To relax, you decide to go and get some "fresh" air in the central park of your city. Looking around, you witness a peculiar scene: a father and a mother sitting on the bench, each with their smartphone in their hands and their child standing next to them bouncing…Per saperne di più