Impact of popular social networking site

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Impact of popular social networking site

Impact of popular social networking site – Can Instagram lead to depression? Anxiety, loneliness, a negative image of your own body – these are just some of the effects of this popular social networking website on the psyche of young people. The Royal Association of Public Health in Great Britain published the report. That shows that especially Instagram and Snapchat can have a devastating effect on our self-esteem. When friends share their photos with images of expensive shopping, holidays spent with friends or personal successes. We can come to the conclusion that something is missing in our lives. Researchers indicate that the rapid increase in depression and mood disorders in recent years may be partially due to the contact with idealized images that we encounter on the web.

Men’s emancipation – Matriarchate in India

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Men’s emancipation – Matriarchate in India

Men’s emancipation – Matriarchate in India – In some cultures people have a subordinate position in society. They slowly begin to rebel. Khasi’s people, who live in the Meghalaya region in the north-east of India, are demanding their rights. In this ethnic group, after the marriage, the man takes the wife’s surname. She enters her home and her mother-in-law rules. Women are the main heirs, almost all their assets are in their hands. They enjoy much more freedom than in the rest of the country.

“In my community, people are only useful for breeding, I feel useless.” He complained in the Indian magazine “Caravan” Keith Pariat, president of Syngkhong Rympei Thymmai (SRT), an organization fighting for the equal rights of Khasi men. They are obliged to maintain the household, but they can not decide on what money they will be spent on. Banks refuse to grant them loans because they do not have the right to make a pledge without holding property rights. All this leads to frustration and drunkenness. Which in turn makes them unattractive in the eyes of Khasi women who prefer men outside this community, so they threaten to be extinct.

Expenditure on esotericism

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Expenditure on esotericism

Expenditure on esotericism – In 2010. Poles spent approx. 2 billion zl for the esoteric and the occulttalismans, horoscopes, fortune-telling or curse. Charitable foundation “Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy” has collected in the same year “only” 43 million zl for the early detection of cancer in children – indicates Club Skeptics Polish. These data indicate that still do not understand what it really means the end of the world. In fact, each of us is the death.

What leads to success?

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What leads to success?

What leads to success? – Daniel S. Hamermesh, an economist at Princeton University, describes in his publication “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful”, which besides the beautiful appearance raises a salary :

  1. Education
  2. Age (for approx. 55 years of age, then decreases)
  3. Health
  4. Belonging to trade union (in the US called unions, affiliating employees of free professions, and corporations are powerful opponent)
  5. Marriage (increases in men, decreases in women)
  6. Breed (minorities earn less)
  7. The size of the city (greater premium on)
  8. Nationality (immigrants earn less)
  9. Company size (greater premium on)
  10. Seniority in the company

Sex unrecognizable

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Sex unrecognizable

Sex unrecognizable – The researchers compared the behavior of men and women in many activities and come to the conclusion that from a psychological point of view of both sexes do not differ almost at all. Gender does not matter when solving math problems, argue or have fun with friends. Psychologist Bobbi Carothers, of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed data from 13 different studies over the past several decades. It was attended by over 13 thousand. volunteers. The researcher applied a variety of techniques, psychological and sociological. She concluded that the anonymous polls, you almost can not tell whether a questionnaire filled man or woman.

Dunbar’s number

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Dunbar’s number

Dunbar’s number – Every day we meet a huge number of people. People living in large cities see the day such a large number of people that do not have a chance to remember them. According to social psychologists is very important not only to remember people, but also the number of those with whom we have a chance to maintain constant relations. The size of such a group of people referred to is called. Dunbar’s number. Typically, it amounts to approx. 100-230 people, but he Dunbar defined maximum number of 150.

Suicides among people

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Suicides among people

Suicides among people – Least of suicides occur among people with higher education. Most are committed in the countries of northern and eastern Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Ukraine and Switzerland. Least of suicides recorded in the countries of southern and westernin Portugal, Spain, England, Greece, Georgia and Armenia.

August Sunday

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August sunday

August sunday – British sociologists analyzed 71 reports of killers who murdered his entire family. In 59 cases the killers were men, 12 women. Half of the male killers had an average of 40 years. As many as 20% of the cases occurred in August, and half of them on Sunday. The August Sunday is, therefore, at least in the UK, the most likely time to commit murder.