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Why You Shouldn’t Share Photos Of Your Children On Social Media

It’s not cute. It’s reckless. So many parents engage in this behavior that it gained its own label.  “Sharenting”, according to Collins English Dictionary, refers to “the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children”. To me, sharing images of your children online is a definite sign of reckless parenting.

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Why I Took The COVID-19 Vaccine | The reasoning behind my choice, the journey, and the next steps.

Why I’m Writing About This I believe that during this pandemic we can achieve more as a society by sharing valid information from reliable sources and by having open discussions about all aspects of this crisis, than through fear-triggering messages, blaming of others, or pressure from either peers or authority figures. The information available online

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Do Billionaires Have An Obligation To End World Hunger?

And what’s up with all that space travel? Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, is going to space on Sunday (July 11). Woo-hoo, I guess. The 70-year-old junior astronaut — vanity label — will leave Earth tomorrow for a 90-minute suborbital flight, thus beating Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the wacky space race by 9 whole days.

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Randonautica: A Dark Phenomenon, Predictive of a Dangerous Future | Adventure Game Analysis

“Explore the world you never knew existed“, says the welcome message on the Randonautica website. Now, that sounds like fun! But, is it…? In this article, I will explore the psychological and social implications of an app that caught everyone’s attention back in June 2020, when a group of teenagers discovered two bodies in a

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The Online Disinhibition Effect: Factors of Healthy and Toxic Internet Disclosures

The Online Disinhibition Effect explains why the things we do on the internet are oftentimes significantly different from our actions and presence in an offline environment. Also, it’s what both trolls and empowered selves are made of. There is no secret that in our in-person interactions we activate various facets of our inner structure and

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“Leaving Neverland” Alone – Reaction to HBO’s Michael Jackson Documentary

  If you thought Schrödinger’s cat and Michael Jackson had nothing in common, there came HBO to tell us otherwise. Creating a contextual box that no one can open to examine the actual state of the late King of Pop’s behavioral patterns, the producers of “Leaving Neverland” managed to exploit viewers’ emotional reactions and the

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Sexualizing your child is not playing dress-up – Parents and child beauty pageants

  Almost two years ago I’ve posted a blog entry named “Toddlers and children beauty pageants – Risk factors for severe psychological turmoils” in order to simply express my opinion as a psychologist regarding the phenomenon of child beauty pageants. I must say I was and still am impressed by your reactions, comments, private messages,

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Toddlers and child beauty pageants – Risk factors for severe psychological turmoils

Photo: Study of a Fully Dressed Little Girl, Kate Greenaway (1897) Make-up, hair extensions, teased hairstyles, clouds of hairspray, flippers (fake teeth), sophisticated costumes, screaming crowds (mostly mothers), weird postures, twitched face expressions, tiaras, trophies, money, and more or less talent are the ingredients for the usual child beauty pageants, along with exercised smiles and hysterical

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