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4-Year-Old Makes Parents Regret Their Actions After Grandpa Is Shunned By Them

4-Year-Old Makes Parents Regret Their Actions After Grandpa Is Shunned By Them

Words of Wisdom aims to highlight important morals, which we feel our readers will benefit from reading. We hope you enjoy this fable. “How one generation loves, the next generation learns.” Did you know that children learn most by observing and emulation? If you treat your own parents with love and respect, your child will

Four Ways Texting Could Be Ruining Your Relationships

Four Ways Texting Could Be Ruining Your Relationships

Commentary Texting is a common medium of communication for most people. In fact, studies show 18.7 billion texts are sent every day, and the average person sends about 32 texts per day—with 18- to 24-year-olds sending quadruple that amount. We Americans are particular text-savvy. The United States makes up only 4 percent of the world’s

How Social Media Is Affecting Your Life

How Social Media Is Affecting Your Life

Commentary New studies are showing just how influential social media is on a person’s life: They seem to show a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly. First, the good. In a recent study, Pew Research found that social media engagement has allowed for more access to more information—particularly news—than ever before and

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The Other Side of the #MeToo Movement

Its appears that there is no lack of sexual harassment scandals reported worldwide. These scandals have ensnared public figures from disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein to famous director Doze Niu. While the verdicts against them are not out yet, such cases have galvanised public support for victims of sexual harassment. As outrage against sexual harassment gained

Madonna performs on stage after the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Eurovision 2019: Why Have We Become Numb To Demonic Entertainment?

Commentary Why is it that a kid wearing a MAGA hat smiling at a Native American drumming in his face can become a national scandal, but a mainstream performance can have a performer surrounded by demonic figures, dancing in flames, and show depictions of the Statue of Liberty in ruins—and nobody seems to bat an

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How Totalitarians Force Confessions From Innocent People

I recently re-read George Orwell’s anti-Soviet fable “Animal Farm” for the first time since high school, and I found myself at a loss to explain one of the book’s darkest scenes to the student I was tutoring. In this scene, Napoleon (Orwell’s stand-in for Stalin) consolidates his power over Animal Farm (i.e., the Soviet Union) by

The "Zeitfeld" (Time Field) clock installation by Klaus Rinke is seen at the entrance of the Suedpark, on March 29, in Dusseldorf Germany. Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Cultivating Passions

Commentary Despite what you may think, the opposite of love is not simply hate; the true polar opposite of loving something is to be completely indifferent to it—to simply not care at all. With hate, at least there’s an intensity and passion behind the feeling. Even if hate is the opposite emotion of love, you

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What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day

My idea of how Valentine’s Day should be spent has evolved over the years. I had spent 10 years in all-girls schools, which meant celebrating Valentine’s Day with my girlfriends at Orchard Road. I would occasionally wonder when I would start spending Valentine’s Day with an actual date instead. The media was a large influence

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Online Games Addiction

Unsurprisingly, Singapore has a rather avid gaming culture – just look around and you will see cybercafes full of teenagers clicking away and at home, teens and adults alike gaming late into the wee hours. You do not even have to look far: young children are playing with their parents’ mobile phones nowadays, and they

Major upheavals are often when people can be overwhelmed by questions about who they are and what matters to them. (Ben White/Unsplash)

What’s an Identity Crisis and Could You Be Having One?

Are you questioning who you are? Maybe what your purpose is, or what your values are? If so, you may be going through what some call an identity crisis. The term “identity crisis” first came from the developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. He introduced the ideas of adolescent identity crises as well as midlife crises,

Why Daily Doses of Nature in the City Matter for People and the Planet

Experiencing nature may ensure city dwellers care to preserve it The environmental movement is shifting from focusing solely on raising awareness about environmental issues. Many environmental agencies and organizations now also aim to connect people with nature, and our new research suggests daily doses of urban nature may be the key to this for the majority who

Why Twitter’s Cute, Heart-Shaped ‘Like’ Button Is Not So Harmless

  Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder and CEO, was recently reported to have questioned how the site “incentivizes people to want (the number of likes on their posts) to go up.” He also said that “he was not a fan of the heart-shaped (‘like’) button and that Twitter would be getting rid of it ‘soon.’” Twitter has since

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To Make Friends Online, Join More Groups

“If a person is looking for friends, they should basically be active in as many communities as possible,” says Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science at Rice University and coauthor of the study, which the researchers presented at the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. “And if they want to become

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How Facebook Friends Hurt Our Feelings And Our Thinking

A new study takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which they operate. The short-term effects of social exclusion posts create negative emotions in people who read them, and may affect thought processes in ways that make users more susceptible to advertising

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