While it is widely consumed globally, alcohol is one of the riskiest substances available. When that is paired with not having a fully developed brain, consequences can arise. The following presents applicable statistics and Canadian resources regarding alcohol use among youth.
Problematic substance use is not always apparent and is highly stigmatized. Addiction can affect anyone; everyone is undertaking their own issues, so please refrain from judging someone with an addiction. The following is a fictional piece from the perspective of an alcoholic.
Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent around the world. They are a heavily multidetermined condition, so how do sociocultural aspects tie in?
Why does war prevail? Is it because it is in our nature? The following attempts to answer this question through a psychological, sociological, evolutionary, political, and neurobiological perspective.
"Boys Alone" is a documentary which covers the footage of ten early adolescent boys from Bushey, England living in a house together under zero parental supervision for 5 days. Here are the psychological effects.
Being an informed consumer of media publications is imperative to being able to properly evaluate the information being conveyed. The following is a critique of a popular press article regarding cannabis use among adolescents with several research studies used as testaments.
Advertising in unavoidable in today's environment. So how does it impact us? Advertising is a form of manipulation that effects our brain activity and mental well-being through forms of persuasion and conditioning.
A gender expert, social entrepreneur, reform advocate, and social change philanthropy practitioner, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi co-founded the first Africa-wide grant making fund, the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF), and served as the first Executive Director from 2001 – 2010.
Why does the state choose to ignore and hide the global crisis that is violence against women? I analyze the correlation between the predicament of systemic racism and existing as a woman in today's age and the effects of neocolonialism.
Social media plays a huge part in cultural, political, and social activism. Here is a brief explanation of why I choose to take apart in the practice and its importance.
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist who managed to escape slavery through thick & thin in nineteenth century America. She was the first woman to lead combat assault and ultimately changed the entire course of America's history.
Being vegan is so much more accessible today. It provides a massive number of benefits, not just for your own health, but also for the animals and for our planet.
Precious is a very deep and socially needed movie that was released in 2009. Here is my brief analysis of the film from an intersectional feminist lens.
Being a size 12 is not fat, yet our society makes it seem obese? This is my experience with growing up in a fatphobic society as a chubby teenager and young adult, and how it ultimately ruined my dream career.
Fatphobia is the fear and dislike of fat people and the stigmatization of individuals with bigger bodies. This social issue plagues most of the world and stems from a deeply racist backstory.
Delight your friends at your next party, or treat yourself with one (or all) of these unique and delicious cocktails.
Being a manager at a coffee shop and making people specialty coffee drinks was one of the most rewarding things I have ever had the opportunity to do. But there are some things that are important for you to know before you make your next café visit.