Automation Could Mean the End of the McJob

The term ‘McJob’ applies to any job that is low-skilled, low-paying, unstimulating, and has few prospects. We might call these dead-end jobs. Author Douglas Copeland popularised the term McJob in his novel Generation X: Tales… View Post

Meta-Depression and Meta-Anxiety: When Mental Illness Turns on Itself

Meta-depression and meta-anxiety are phenomena that are rarely discussed in conversations surrounding mental illness. Yet they are common experiences for depressed and anxious people. These terms refer to the fact that one’s own depression or… View Post

Does Constant Digital Connectivity Have a Negative Effect on Your Life?

The way that we communicate has changed drastically over the last twenty years, and with it, so has our pace of life. We have gone from an age where you’d phone and see if someone… View Post

The Kindness of Strangers: An Unexpected Day in Puebla City

One of the most memorable and fulfilling aspects of travel is the kindness of strangers. Travelling solo in a new country can be accompanied by feelings of anxiety and vigilance since you recognise that you… View Post

What is Work-Life Balance and How Can You Achieve It?

There are only so many hours in the day and many of us tend to struggle to create a good balance between our work life and our home life. Our work can easily encroach on… View Post