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Instagram's Envy Effect

Instagram's Envy Effect
I keep having the same conversation over and over. It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or like this: “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.” Yikes. I’m not anti-technology or anti-Internet, certainly, but I do think it’s important for us to remind ourselves from time to time that watching other peoples’ post-worthy moments on Facebook is always going to yield a prettier version of life than the one you’re living right now. When you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, the majority of your friends probably aren’t doing anything any more special. My life looks better on the Internet than it does in real life. Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. I’m a writer. Related:  the perfect instagramSocial Roles/Food For Thought

How Some Kids With A Van Are Changing The Pro-Life Movement - Live Action News & Opinion David Pomerantz On March 13, in Dallas, TX, an organization you’ve probably never heard of is going to revolutionize the pro-life movement. It starts with a kid from Philly, a bus in New York, and an idea that brought him quite by accident to the city where Roe v. Wade started — the city where he hopes abortion will finally meet its match. David Pomerantz, 23, does not look like a pro-lifer or a practicing Christian. A polite, friendly young man with a laconic kid-from-nowhere accent and a direct blue gaze, David Pomerantz — “Dave” to his friends — does not jibe with the stereotypical image of the angry activist holding signs outside a clinic. He hails from Philadelphia, but he was attending Word of Life, a two-year Bible institute in New York, when he met Chris Slattery and Julie Beyel of EMC (Expectant Mother Care), a Manhattan pregnancy resource center. EMC had a bus equipped with a sonogram machine. Save the Storks was born. “We don’t want to intimidate anyone. “Hi, how are you?

The Agony of Instagram Photo Erin Wurzel, 26, thought she had plenty to feel thankful about this Thanksgiving weekend: she is engaged to a great guy (and was spending the holiday with his family), working on a her first novel and taking French with an eye to moving to Paris someday. Then she checked her Instagram feed. One friend had posted a Martha Stewart-worthy photo of her “mashed potato bar” featuring 15 spud-filled martini glasses artfully arranged in a pyramid, alongside a matching pyramid of bowls of homemade condiments. Another friend had posted a close-up of a cranberry barrel, with a sieve scooping up a Technicolor explosion of the crimson fruit above the caption, “Last-minute grocery run.” A third posted her holiday table setting in Paris, complete with burning candles, rolled napkins with napkin rings, an open Champagne bottle, a huge centerpiece of fall flowers and the illuminated Eiffel Tower framed in a casement window. “I let out an ‘Oh, my God! It’s called Instagram envy, and Ms. Ms. Ms.

Blog — The Battle We Didn't Choose Two years ago today Jennifer passed after facing breast cancer for less than 4 years. Jen was diagnosed 5 months after our wedding. I still remember the sound of Jen’s voice coming through the phone as she told me she had cancer. I was numb, a feeling that has been constant ever since that moment. Since Jen’s death I have been piecing myself back together and I’m learning that now the pieces are all different. Everything I thought I knew has been challenged and I spend a lot of time questioning myself and my actions. Lately these questions have led me back to Jennifer’s last days. There were moments of total peace and happiness. But day after day family and friends streamed through our home. Jen’s nails were done, fingers and toes. I watched Jen as she gave a final “I Love You,” and said farewell to family and friends. One night after everyone had gone home, except for the Hospice Nurse, I asked Jen how she touched so many people. I think of this every day. Peace

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) Sources: All of the information in this essay came from A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen, both of which uses primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, journal entries, and letters from Christopher Columbus himself. A very important note about Bartolomé de las Casas and the African slave trade This issue keeps coming up and, despite my footnotes, I keep seeing commentary about it so I'm going to address it here. I soon repented and judged myself guilty of ignorance. I know that the discovery of the New World means a lot of different things to a lot of different cultures. But please, oh please do not call it Columbus Day. Less than a year after the publication of this comic, Columbus Day was renamed to Indigenous People's Day in Seattle.

Victoria's Secret Model Kylie Bisutti Quits Modeling and Turns to God; Launching Christian Clothing Line (PHOTO:Facebook/Kylie Bisutti)Kylie Bisutti quits modeling to become Proverb's wife. April 25, 2013|11:37 am "I was being paid to strip down and pose provocatively to titillate men. It wasn't about modeling clothes anymore; I felt like a piece of meat," Bisutti said during a recent interview while recalling her career as a Victoria's Secret model. After winning the "Angel Search" competition by Victoria's Secret, Bisutti's career as a model pushed forward at full speed. But instead of feeling like she was on top of the world, the 19-year-old newlywed did not feel right. A number of events would occur after that moment that would motivate Bisutti to quit her career as a model. "At the time, a Victoria's Secret lingerie show was airing on TV, and I was looking at Twitter and saw loads of tweets from women comparing themselves to the impossible image of the models," she told the Post. The moment inspired her to go public about her renewed commitment to God. Follow us

The Instagram effect: How the psychology of envy drives consumerism Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment: "Thou shalt not covet." It's hard to say how many hours a week Erin Wilson spends on social media. She's on Twitter, Facebook and a sprinkling of online dating apps, but her favorite is the photo-sharing social network app Instagram. Wilson, a professional stage actress and singer, leads what looks like a glamorous life traveling with Broadway shows like "Wicked" and "Sister Act," and she has two Instagram accounts: a personal account that documents her everyday life performing or living in New York City, and one that chronicles her home shopping trips. Wilson is a savvy user of social media, but she's a consumer, too. "You see it once and you think, 'That's cute.' There's a term for this. Peer pressure "If you think about 100 years ago, people would go to the town dance and see what the Jones' are doing. Susan T. Reality check

Respiração holotrópica Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Respiração Holotrópica é uma técnica de psicoterapia, criada por Stanislav Grof e sua esposa, Christina Grof, com o intuito de provocar alterações de consciência através da respiração. Método[editar | editar código-fonte] O método utilizado combina respiração mais acelerada e profunda que o habitual, música evocativa, trabalho corporal e arte, permitindo que os participantes ampliem sua consciência e se conectem à sabedoria e à capacidade de cura próprias de seu corpo e psiquismo, instância psíquica esta que Grof chamou de curador interno. Este estado de consciência tem a capacidade de selecionar e trazer à tona conteúdos de forte carga emocional e, portanto, de grande importância às dinâmicas psíquicas, podendo reviver ou conectar não somente com material biográfico (do nascimento até o momento presente), mas, também, ter acesso às memórias de nossa gestação e parto e ilimitado espectro dos fenômenos transpessoais. Respiração Holotrópica.

The Real Reason We Need to Stop Trying to Protect Everyone’s Feelings Like every kid, I was forced to read Fahrenheit 451 in high school. If you’d asked me what it was about before last week, I would have told you: “Firemen who burn books.” And if you’d asked me why on earth they did that, I would have answered just as confidently: “Because a tyrannical government wanted them to.” There is a trend afoot to conveniently remember the works of authors like Ray Bradbury and Aldous Huxley as warnings against distant totalitarianism and control. But this only scratches the surface of what these books are about. Earlier this year a community college student in San Bernardino protested being required to read a Neil Gaiman graphic novel in one of her classes. While these conservative complaints about the content of books is unfortunately as old as time. A Rutgers student has proposed putting trigger warnings on The Great Gatsby. In August, Jezebel ran the headline “Holy Shit, Who Thought This Nazi Romance Novel Was a Good Idea?” I don’t mean to cherry pick.

The Slingshot Channel Alexa Chung on a life less glamorous, tiring of NY and having Starbucks meltdown The TV host said the social media site would be 'awful' if it showed reality Nick Grimshaw, Pixie Geldof and Poppy Delevingne are close friends The 31-year-old feels 'exhausted' after six years of living in the Big Apple By Sarah Barns For Mailonline Published: 13:02 GMT, 7 July 2015 | Updated: 15:21 GMT, 7 July 2015 She's got the world's most in-demand fashion designers on speed dial, spends her nights hot-footing from one showbiz bash to the next and counts Nick Grimshaw, Pixie Geldof and Poppy Delevingne amongst her closest friends. But style icon Alexa Chung, 31, insists her life isn't as joyful and exciting as it appears for her 1.8 million followers on Instagram. Speaking to The Telegraph's Stella, the Hampshire-born IT girl revealed, 'No one is as happy as they seem on Instagram. Alexa Chung, pictured at the Stella McCartney Spring 2016 presentation in New York in June, said that 'no one is as happy as they seem on Instagram' Smarten up in a printed shirt like Alexa's

A vida emocional do feto - Guia do Bebê Até bem pouco tempo, admitia-se que o psiquismo humano entrava em funcionamento no exato instante em que ocorria seu nascimento quando, então, dava-se a cesura do cordão umbilical, ou seja, ao perder a segurança uterina e tendo que procurar por si mesmo o oxigênio e o alimento para sua sobrevivência. Através de estudos psicanalíticos realizados, observou-se que, sob intensa angústia, os pacientes abandonavam, muitas vezes, a realidade externa eliciadora de um sofrimento intolerável, para buscar refúgio numa realidade muito mais primitiva, regredida, relacionada à vida intra-uterina. Com o advento da ultra-sonografia e, mais tarde, da ecografia, pôde-se observar o universo fetal e a sua história de desenvolvimento físico-emocional. Podemos então dizer que, certamente, a vida psíquica não se inicia com o nascimento, porém é uma continuidade da vida intra-uterina. Ruídos estranhos ao feto também podem provocar angústias, na medida em que desencadeiam o comportamento de alerta.

I never noticed how sexist so many children’s books are until I started reading to my kids What happened to Little Black Sambo? As a white girl growing up in West Virginia in the 1970s, I remember it on my childhood bookshelf. It was on my friends' shelves too. It may also have been in the dentist's office, along with Highlights for Children and Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors. It was not on the shelves of the local day care, a center run by an entrepreneurial black woman who saw a business opportunity in the droves of young white mothers who were socialized in the 1950s and '60s to be housewives and then dumped into the workforce by the 1970s economy. I remember the story primarily for its description of the tigers chasing one another round and round a tree until they melt into butter, butter that Sambo's mother uses for a stack of crispy pancakes. "You walk into a bookstore and it's a sea of white. Before the package arrived, I had vaguely entertained the notion of reading it to my sons— I hate to waste a book — but a single glance drove the thought from my mind.

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