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Can reading help heal us and process our emotions – or is that just a story we tell ourselves?

Can reading help heal us and process our emotions – or is that just a story we tell ourselves?

The oldest known library, dating back to the second millennium BC, in Thebes, Egypt, reportedly bore a sign above its portals in Greek: Psyches Iatreion, translated as “healing place of the soul”. The idea that reading may confer healing benefits is not new, but continues to intrigue readers and researchers. Of course, this doesn’t apply to reading […] … learn more→

Dozens of US schools, universities move to ban TikTok

Dozens of US schools, universities move to ban TikTok

A growing number of public schools and colleges in the U.S. are moving to ban TikTok – the popular Chinese-owned social media app that allows users to share short videos. They are following the lead of the federal government and several states, that are banishing the social media app because authorities believe foreign governments – specifically China – could […] … learn more→

Social networks and teachers: between the space for dialogue and the public showcase

Social networks and teachers: between the space for dialogue and the public showcase

Social networks arrived in Spain at a time of professional maturity for many teachers at the beginning of the 2010s: confidence in the transformative capacity of technology as well as a significant growth phase in educational investment seemed to suggest a promising future for social networks. information and communication technologies at school. In this sense, […] … learn more→

Is the shared residence always in the interest of the child?

Is the shared residence always in the interest of the child?

Popular initiatives in favor of shared residence have multiplied in recent years, on the Internet and in the public space, carried by associations which pride themselves on relying on scientific arguments supposed to demonstrate that this mode of residence would be the miracle solution. against juvenile delinquency, school failure, child abuse and even the emancipation of women. […] … learn more→

The reverse of the words:

The reverse of the words: “Clivant”

In the usual dictionaries, the adjective “dividing” is defined as “what deeply divides opinion”. This now dominant meaning has eclipsed the strict meaning of the verb “cleave” which originally designated a technique, and even an art: that of splitting a diamond or a crystallized ore “according to the direction of its lamellar layers”, as specifies the online dictionary […] … learn more→

New year resolutions: why your brain isn’t wired to stick to them – and what to do instead

New year resolutions: why your brain isn’t wired to stick to them – and what to do instead

New year, new resolutions. It is that time once again. A recent survey shows that almost 58% of the UK population intended to make a new year’s resolution in 2023, which is approximately 30 million adults. More than a quarter of these resolutions will be about making more money, personal improvement and losing weight. But will we succeed? Sadly, […] … learn more→

Your style of social media use may be connected to your wellbeing

Your style of social media use may be connected to your wellbeing

Are you a doom scroller or a frequent Tweeter? Do you pass the time by flicking endlessly through others’ posts on social networking sites, or perhaps you use these platforms to share your own content? Psychologists believe our style of social media usage has important effects on our psychological wellbeing, but we’ve struggled to measure people’s online […] … learn more→

Better sleep for kids starts with better sleep for parents – especially after holiday disruptions to routines

Better sleep for kids starts with better sleep for parents – especially after holiday disruptions to routines

Everyone knows that sleep is critical for growing children and their mental and physical health. Regular, high-quality sleep habits help children consolidate memory and learn better. A lack of sleep contributes to childhood depression, anxiety and even risk of suicide, along with physical health problems, including risk of injury. The challenge is making sure kids log those valuable zzz’s. There are three […] … learn more→

Adults 'hunting' for minors on the internet: four basic rules to avoid falling into the trap

Adults ‘hunting’ for minors on the internet: four basic rules to avoid falling into the trap

Any boy, girl or young person with a smartphone in hand has the possibility of receiving and exchanging messages with any unknown person anywhere in the world. Relationship, information and communication technologies allow new forms of communication and interaction for minors, but also the appearance and increase of new forms of abuse . Online sexual requests and interactions […] … learn more→