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I Have Lived The Dopamine Detox, Here’s What I Think
It's sold as one of the world's best productivity hacks, but does it really work? Can you enjoy doing hard things?
Advice For My American Friends
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels You should listen to IAMX's I Am Terrified. It is a powerful, affecting piece of music that just happens to explain my melancholy and anxiety at this point. This Halloween I am terrified, not in that haunted house sort of way. Haunted houses are a game; everyone is in on it. The monsters … Continue reading Advice For My American Friends
A Review of An Obscure Hip Hop Artist
Luigi The First, or just Luigi as I like to call him, is an aspiring South African hip hop artist on SoundCloud. He is virtually unknown as the title suggests. Being the kinda/music fanatic creep I am, I found his music by chance. Over That was the first track I heard from him, unfortunately the … Continue reading A Review of An Obscure Hip Hop Artist
The Cult of Sheep
Barlow’s eyes are shimmering, the light a sinuous display of something towing beneath. His smile pious-like, marked with an etiolated kindness, this precarious softness and this mark of an adulterating isolation that only those who'd experienced can recognize. A secret for the initiated. But Barlow is not a monk, he is dashing in his blacksuit … Continue reading The Cult of Sheep
It was on a Thursday evening, 9th August 2012, when I went to a digs party off-campus with a couple of my friends. I had a vague plan of how I wanted to end it that night, of how I would kill myself (I'm not going to disclose what that entailed). This was a significant … Continue reading An Inconvenience
I Lost Loved Ones to Suicide, Here’s What I Learned.
In their wake suicides leave a lot of pain, confusion and sometimes mystery. No matter how devastating suicides are there is something that can be learned from them. That is what I discovered in the last four years when I lost my two friends and a cousin to suicide. Quality of life. One of the … Continue reading I Lost Loved Ones to Suicide, Here’s What I Learned.
How I Learned There Is No Such Thing As Being The Best.
All my life I have strived to be the best, to be the greatest and grandest in everything I did and could do. I don’t know where it comes from, it might just be from the competitive culture that most us are born in. The point is, second wasn’t good enough, never ever, At school … Continue reading How I Learned There Is No Such Thing As Being The Best.
The Neurological Reason Depressed People Can’t Stop Being Negative
Depressed people are notorious for dwelling on the negative. A lot of people often think that it is something they can snap out of if they try hard enough, despite ample information on the Internet and other resources informing people that depressed individuals can’t simply change their attitude. There is a neurological reason for this. … Continue reading The Neurological Reason Depressed People Can’t Stop Being Negative
Three Types of Intuition We Are All Familiar With
Researchers Amanda Woolley and Olga Kostopoulou propose that there are three types of intuition. In their study they asked 18 family doctors to recount two cases in their career where intuition played major role in their decision making. Of all the cases, after rigorous processes, only 24 were recognized as examples of intuition. After … Continue reading Three Types of Intuition We Are All Familiar With