Mind & Body

Mind & Body

The Good, The Bad, and The Healthy: Myths and Reality

Something that everybody, including doctors, claimed was good for our health only yesterday, could suddenly turn out to be extremely harmful “according to a recent study”.

The Doctor from TV

In times of uncertainty, the population of the former Soviet Union, as well as the more progressive Western world, found comfort in the almighty healers on their TV screens. Who are these characters and why are we so fascinated by them?

Gone Mad: Why Mental Health Stigma is Worth Rethinking

Despite an increasing number of attempts to destigmatize mental health, the topic remains entangled in misconceptions and still lacks clarity. From fearing mental disorders all the way to romanticizing them - where does the golden mean lie?

“Is This What a Real Man Looks Like?”

While it is true that the burden of conforming to beauty-standards still rests on female shoulders, shifting patterns in male self-perception are also visible: Yes, yes, males also quite often experience distress while looking in the mirror.




HIV/AIDS: Myths, Misconceptions, and Fears

It took the world more than 50 years to acknowledge AIDS as a fatal disease, and, despite campaigns, AIDS is still subject to taboo in many communities. But what exactly is AIDS?

Scientists Find No Relation Between Video Games and Teenage Violence

Maybe it's time to stop worrying if your children are playing GTA5 or Call of Duty?

Why Do We Ask for Nudes?

In the era of free digital porn, there are still people who would like to see YOU naked. We tried to understand why. 

Why Do We Care About Our Age?

For a long time, when I imagined myself at the age of 50, I immediately thought of a big bald spot on my head, a beer belly and prostate problems. A look at how unexpected events can shift our perspective.

Japan is Suffering From the Highest Suicide Rates Amongst Children and Adolescents in 30 Years

Most suicides were committed by high school students, who are teens under the age of 18 in the Japanese education system. Japanese officials claim that the number of suicides increases sharply with the beginning of the school year on September 1.

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