social media

Healthy Lifestyle
July 24, 2016

Does social media change our behaviour?

It’s almost impossible to imagine our lives without social media! Even if you aren’t super-connected with all the latest devices, you’re probably on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter – even if it’s only for work – and for teens, social media is the norm. But has this shift in how we meet, greet and interact with each other impacted our behaviour as people? Let’s take a look. (more…)
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February 8, 2016


Worried you’re missing out on all the gossip at the office work party? Or scared of turning down the invite to Uncle Bob’s 67th because of all the family drama? Maybe you’ve just seen that an old school colleague has just signed up to boot camp, so you sign yourself up too. How many times have you ordered something and then changed your mind when you heard what your partner was going to have? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you have a classic case of FOMO, or the fear of missing out. Don’t feel bad, surveys suggest that…
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General knowledge
August 2, 2014

Can social media help us in emergency situations?

Social media has changed many aspects of how we live and interact with each other, but can it (or should it) change the way we behave in an emergency? A cell-phone or, better yet, a smartphone, is a powerful tool that can be used to save a life. Downloadable first-aid apps, being able to speed-dial an emergency line and even using a GPS to locate the nearest hospital or clinic are all things you can use in the case of a dire emergency. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
July 30, 2014

Here’s how to “de-app” your children during meal times

Kids these days are seriously tech-savvy, and most toddlers even know how to switch on an iPad and find their favourite game app. And while it’s good for keeping them quiet and entertained when you need it most, it can become distracting at other times – like when they’re eating dinner. (more…)
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