Along with a balanced diet, physical exercise is one of the secrets to a long and healthy life. But strenuous, compulsive exercise can be just as detrimental to health as chugging ice cream in front of the TV set. In fact, more and more people are using exercise as a way to feel like they are in control over their bodies and lives, instead of just a means of staying in shape.
The effects of the advent of social media on our social relations has already been documented, and all signs point to the fact that social media has been slowly and surely disconnecting us from the world around us. But virtual reality promises an immersive experience whose potential for disconnect is far greater.
While humor may make life’s little disappointments and frustrations slightly easier to bear, it fulfills a much more crucial mission: to be a defense mechanism we can yield whenever we face a traumatic event, and to help us build resilience in the aftermath of such trauma.
The concept of laïcité is an ideological pillar of the French école de la République (“school of the Republic”), founded by Jules Ferry. It involves a strict separation between religion (confined to the private sphere) and the public sphere. By implying that school is not the preferable forum for discussing the comparative value or inherent relevance of various religions, laïcité willingly ignores the importance of religious belief in individual identity.
Why do we desperately hold on to the possibility of solitary escape? by Marie Baleo From Walden to Wild: the irresistible appeal of “outdoor literature” Often regarded as the central piece in a genre that has come to be known as outdoor literature, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden recounts the two years the author spent in …