Tag Archives: well-being

Prevalence of bullying and victimization among children in early elementary school: Do family and school neighbourhood socioeconomic status matter?

Jansen et al. BioMedCentral Abstract (provisional) Background Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour, but it … Continue reading

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Democide: Statistics and Implications

“Power kills and absolute power kills absolutely.” -Lord Acton The term democide is widely unrecognized in common everyday language due to its obscure nature, yet it is quite prevalent throughout the history of human existence. Redefined by the political scientist … Continue reading

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Lavender essence for post-cesarean pain.

Source: PubMed Post cesarean (CS) pain is a challenging problem for the obstetricians, because it may interfere with mother and baby’s well-being. Many approaches have been ever proposed to diminish this pain, each one with particular benefits and limitations. Aromatherapy … Continue reading

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Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Study identifies 5 factors that promote a positive body image in women Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the ‘thin and beautiful’ ideal have a more positive body image. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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The High Price of Materialism

Tim Kasser NewDream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but … Continue reading

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Parents can have a duty to use IVF, say bioethicists

Michael Cook BioEdge When two Italian-Australian utilitarian bioethicists declared in the Journal of Medical Ethics that infanticide (or after-birth abortions) were morally permissible, they lit the fuse on a world-wide storm of condemnation. Yet another controversial utilitarian proposal has popped … Continue reading

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Fad Diets Are Out – Eaters For Health Who Focus On Non-GMO, Organic and Toxic-Free Foods Are In

Natasha Longo Prevent Disease A wave of highly informed seekers of clean and healthy food is taking over the information highway and leaving yo-yo and fad dieting methods in the dust. They are representing a new generation of educated consumers … Continue reading

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H. G. Wells: The Open Conspiracy (selected passages – 1933)

Panarchy.org Note H. G. Wells launched the idea of an Open Conspiracy in a booklet in 1928 and then, in a more extended text, in 1933. Here we offer some extracts from the various chapters of the later work. The … Continue reading

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Why Individualism is more compassionate than Collectivism

J.G. Vibes Activist Post Throughout most of the world people are taught to look at reality in a very polarized way. When certain issues are presented to us through mainstream circles they are usually oversimplified to the point where all … Continue reading

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Survey: Hawaiians have highest well-being

Nanci Hellmich USA Today Hawaii already lays claim to natural beauty. Now it comes out on top in a new ranking of which state’s residents have the best sense of overall well-being, based on physical health, happiness, job satisfaction and … Continue reading

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