What I Learned After a Month Without Facebook

In an earlier post, I explained why I felt like I needed to take a break from my compulsive use of the Internet – mainly Facebook, Reddit and YouTube. Well, after a month I decided to re-activate my Facebook (although I’m still avoiding the crack cocaine of the Internet that is Reddit – for the…

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A Personal Experiment: Living Without Facebook, Reddit and YouTube

Facebook, Reddit and YouTube are the three websites that became an endless source of distraction and procrastination for me. Whenever I was bored, my fingers would unconsciously type these URLs into my browser, or if I had something to do, I would take intermittent breaks to browse my favourite subreddits, scroll down the Facebook Newsfeed,…

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Mental Health Stigma Remains a Major Issue

Recent news that autistic adults ‘fear abuse’, according to the National Autistic Society (NAS), further highlights the fact that mental health stigma is still a major issue in this country. Half of the 1,300 sufferers questioned by the NAS said they had been abused by a so-called ‘friend’, 37% said they had been manipulated to…

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The Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Low Mood: Why Winters Are So Miserable

There’s a reason why winters in the UK are so miserable, beyond the fact that there is more rain, more biting coldness, shorter days and greyer skies. One factor contributing to miserable winters is a vitamin D deficiency. This isn’t some ploy to boost sales in vitamin D supplements – it has been suggested in…

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LSD Offers Anxiety Relief for Dying Patients: The First Study on the Drug in 40 Years

There is huge progress going on in the field of psychedelic research. The first study with the psychedelic drug, LSD, has just taken place – after a 40-year halt in research opportunities. In 1968 LSD was banned in the US, leading to a suspension of the busy, vast and promising LSD studies that were going on…

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