Woman’s brain when she becomes a mother

“Becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live” Sarah Walker. The author of this article believes that this description is valuable because it’s more precise than the shorthand most people use for life with a newborn: Everything changes. A lot of things do change, of course, but for new mothers, some of the starkest differences are also the most intimate ones—the emotional changes. Which, it turns out, are also largely neurological. Mapping the maternal brain is also, many scientists believe, the key to understanding why so many new mothers experience … Okumaya devam et Woman’s brain when she becomes a mother

Busyness as a status symbol

Maybe you’ve heard of Veblen who wrote “conspicuous abstention from labor … becomes the conventional mark of superior pecuniary achievement.” In other words, the richer one gets, the less one works and the more likely one is to try to show off one’s ample leisure time. It’s been 120 years since he wrote that and see what has changed. Columbia Business School’s marketing teacher, Silvia Belleza, recently published an article about the prominence of an unusual status symbol: seeming busy. The article I’m going to summarize is an interview with Belleza. These are the points that I highlighted. In one … Okumaya devam et Busyness as a status symbol

Outsourcing adulthood

A proper question to the generation that outsource their adulthood: Can you ever really grow up if you don’t do anything for yourself? To be a grown-up is to be done growing up — as in, done with the part of life that requires parental supervision and support. You’re supposed to be able to survive on your own. You should know how to clothe, feed, and shelter yourself. But today’s young adults have parents who are deeply involved in their practical, financial, and emotional lives. Many of the tasks once viewed as integral components of adulthood are no longer mandatory. With … Okumaya devam et Outsourcing adulthood

The loneliness epidemic

There’s a wonderful video I’m sharing below. It’s basically about loneliness and how it affects us all. Loneliness is a bodily function like hunger. Hunger makes you pay attention to your physical needs loneliness makes you pay attention to your social needs. Your body cares about your social needs. Being together meant survival being alone meant death so it was crucial that you got along with others. For your ancestors, the most dangerous threat to survival was not being eaten by a lion but not getting the social vibe of your group and being excluded. To avoid that your body … Okumaya devam et The loneliness epidemic

Gen Z: Better behaved yet stressed and depressed

Since we start to see the researches about Gen Z, millennials can have a rest. Most of the research so far about generation Z suggests that youngsters today are less hedonistic, better behaved and more lonely than ever before. A recent report by Pew Research Centre, a think-tank, reinforces that finding and sheds more light on this new cohort’s hopes and fears. In late 2018 Pew polled 920 Americans aged 13-17 about the problems that they have seen among their peers. The data show that they are far less concerned about age-old teenage problems like unplanned pregnancy and binge-drinking than … Okumaya devam et Gen Z: Better behaved yet stressed and depressed

Human contact is now a luxury good

What we’ve been seeing lately is that we are all surrounded by screens. But this article suggests that physical experience is only decreasing for those with less financial income. As more screens appear in the lives of the poor, screens are disappearing from the lives of the rich. The richer you are, the more you spend to be offscreen. The rich want their children to play with blocks and tech-free private schools are booming. Humans are more expensive and rich people are willing and able to pay for them. The chief executive of the Luxury Institute summarizes this phenomenon by … Okumaya devam et Human contact is now a luxury good

Why remote work is a good idea?

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks. In fact, one study found that the number of people who say they cannot concentrate at their desk has increased by 16 percent since 2008. Also startling: The number of workers who say they do not have access to quiet places to do focused work is up by 13 percent. Here are three reasons remote workers outperform office workers: 1. Productivity With no office distractions and greater autonomy, remote workers have the freedom to get more done. This is something most people crave. According to a nationwide survey, 65 percent of workers said … Okumaya devam et Why remote work is a good idea?