Despite countless opinion pieces written about the difference between vulnerability and weakness, our society continues to link the two ideas together. Humans fear others will take advantage of our fragility or point ridicule at us. We take countless measures to hide embarrassing moments, childish hopes, nightmares and extravagant fantasies from even our closest friends. This is why new year’s resolutions become less and less popular as years go by.Read More
According to a March 2020 study by the website Billboard and Nielson Music, many people are finding comfort during the COVID-19 pandemic by consuming media from simpler times.
The study, which surveyed almost 1,000 people, found 55 per cent of research subjects have been listening to music they “used to listen to, but have not heard in a while,” while 54 per cent said they’ve been rewatching their old favourite television shows during the pandemic.
The term “COVID nostalgia” was coined by media studies professor Jack Hamilton, who’s a media critic for Slate magazine. In an interview with UVA Today, Hamilton said when people feel uncertainty (which we certainly are during this pandemic), it’s natural to “look back to simpler times, whether its 20 years ago or even like six months ago.”Read More
Law enforcement is adopting more tech-savvy ways to operate and catch potential suspects.
“Digital dragnets” are a new type of coordinated system police use for catching criminals. A dragnet is a policing term that refers to any techniques police might use to enclose an area and find a criminal (e.g., conducting traffic stops, doing DNA tests of people in a specific area).Read More
Every winter, I look out my window on snowy days and see something deeply disturbing: people running.
Yes, I’m talking about people who run outside in three inches of snow, on icy sidewalks and in -20 C weather. (You know who you are.)Read More
Being a university student is tough: the late nights, early mornings and endless assignments. Sometimes, we need an extra bit of support to guide us through the worst of it. Here are a few tips on how not to fail university.Read More
Sex addiction describes a range of compulsive sexual behaviours and thoughts. Like other forms of addiction, these patterns can have significant and damaging consequences for the individual and the people around them. It’s also a very complex and controversial disorder. As a result, sex addicts often lack the same resources and support as those suffering from other forms of addiction.Read More
Where has the time gone? It has been more than two months since online classes began at Dalhousie University and this experience has brought many challenges. For Dal students in Halifax, across the country and around the world, distance learning has been a learning curve.Read More
The growing influence of South Korean culture in Western countries began back in the 1990s as fusion food, K-dramas and K-pop filtered into the global marketplace. It is no surprise South Korea is also at the core of the latest skincare trend to hit Western markets.Read More
The concept of companies like HelloFresh is especially appealing during COVID-19 times. These meal kit companies deliver packages to your door with all the ingredients necessary to make a meal. Dalhousie University student Sura Jamil Hannan says she is “so thankful for HelloFresh for keeping food on the table.”Read More
Internalized capitalism suggests individuals grow to equate their productivity with their self-worth. This can lead to harmful ideas about how to be successful: late-night study sessions, self-imposed stress, sacrificing healthy eating, neglecting sleep, daily unachievable work goals and more.Read More