Category: Culture

Online Shopping for the Holidays

With the winter holidays coming around, you’re probably looking into presents for your friends and family. Although it’s still fairly popular to do your holiday shopping in brick-and-mortar shops and malls (maybe not so much this year, of course), it’s also very likely that you are going to make quite a few of your purchases Read More…

Are There Apps for Making Friends?

If you’re feeling lonely these days, ironically, you’re not alone. Isolation is a state of being that many people share these days. And if you find yourself lacking in the friend department lately, it’s a way of life that can lead to depression, anxiety, and all kinds of other issues. The catch is that staying Read More…

Ways to Celebrate Halloween Safely

COVID strikes again. Remember when we’d thought it would be over by now? But here it still is, ruining Halloween. Or is it? Sure, the coronavirus is something that everyone has to keep in mind. But it doesn’t necessarily have to make the holiday bad or disappointing. All it requires is a little creative thinking Read More…

Ways to Get Away this Fall

Cooler weather has started to settle in. Green leaves are changing into shades of red, orange, and yellow. Hot apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes abound nationwide. However, after months of staying at home, it may be hard to imagine going out and really enjoying what nature has to offer. But it is possible. And Read More…

The Evolution of Public Shaming

In a recent post, we touched on the phenomenon of “cancel culture,” in which social media users cancel a person or company for harmful words of behavior. Cancel culture is just a variation on the broader approach of online public shaming, or calling someone out. As a way to dictate or correct behavior, public shaming Read More…

The Pros and Cons of Neighbor Apps

Nowadays, connecting with your neighbors can feel more difficult than ever. Many people don’t know their neighbors at all. Or they only say hi to them when they happen to be outside at the same time. When you feel so disconnected from the people who live right next door, you may not have the comforting Read More…

What is Cancel Culture?

These days, you may have heard about what’s being called the “cancel culture.” One of the latest movements on social media, especially Twitter, cancel culture describes a segment of people that use such platforms to call out those who they feel are in the wrong about something. However, as cancellations target and/or affect more and Read More…

The Impact of Trolling and Internet Harassment

Have you ever scrolled through the comments section on social media and shaken your head at the vile comments that seem to take everything to a needlessly personal level? Congratulations, you’ve witnessed a troll at work. Trolling has a history nearly as old as the internet itself. And we all know it had its real-life Read More…

Ways to Embrace the “New Normal”

You have certainly heard the phrase “the new normal” when it comes to describing life now and moving forward, post-COVID. It describes the feeling there are some things that seem to have been fundamentally altered over the past few months. Additionally, it’s hard to imagine these things going back to the way they were before. Read More…

Is It Safe Living Near a Dispensary?

When you see a local vacant storefront with a sign that says, “Licensed Neighborhood Dispensary Opening Soon,” all sort of thoughts could race through your mind. Will it attract a bad crowd? Will my family be safe? Are my property values going to drop? Many people have the same worries. Let’s run through some of Read More…