Vlogging (video-blogging) and vloggers have taken the internet by storm and garnered massive followings across social media. However this video questions whether they are both corrosive for the creator and the audience. Vlogs, while presented as organic diary entries of a person’s life are always artificial. They are edited and tailored to an audience and not an accurate presentation of one’s actual life. The danger, … Continue reading Why Watching Vlogs Can Destroy Your Mental Health
Zizek is one of the most profound and thought provoking commentators on modern issues. From Vulture Capitalism to cultural integration he attempts to tackles some of our world’s toughest problems. In this piece he discusses alternatives to capitalism and the institutions that are in place to stifle any meaningful change or improvement. Continue reading Why Are There No Alternatives To Capitalism?
In this piece Jo Rogan speaks with Jordan Peterson to discuss some of the ideological misgivings of how Feminism is being framed and used to discuss things which aren’t about gender equality in America and the West. While it is perhaps unfair to have a real discussion on this without a woman on the panel, the debate raises some key concerns about the dilution of … Continue reading Has Western Feminism Been Hijacked By SJW’s?
Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School discusses the basic biology behind social media attachment. Highlighting the psychological impulses based on the element of surprise, not knowing what’s going to happen next as well as the gratification involved with sharing and having posts ‘liked’. This is a riveting biological and psychological assessment which is important to understand in the smartphone age. A full Transcript can … Continue reading Why You Are Addicted to Social Media (It’s no Accident)
Stanford Law & Political Science professor Francis Fukuyama discusses the ways in which the institutions of the 20th century Churches, Political Parties & Corporations have lost the trust of the general public. Recognizing the significance of technology, Fukuyama argues this has made the malpractices from institutions more visible and accessible to the public. He further ponders the consequences of instant media on societal cohesion. Can … Continue reading Why Public Confidence in Institutions is Eroding – Stanford Professor
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qxBzcynHGEE In this clip Scottish Economist & Professor at Brown University, Mark Blyth discusses the state of global politics post The U.S election. Arguing that this giant shift has an economic source and the demise of Greece and rise of Podemos should have been the wake up call that the world needed: “The global economy has boomed in the last 30 years yet for most, their standard … Continue reading Economist who Predicted Trump & Brexit Explains What Happens Now
World famous speaker Tony Robbins discusses the difference in mentality between those who achieve average and those who reach their potential. In this witty parable of “The dabbler” he elegantly depicts the psychological perspective required to overcome times when you are putting in effort but not seeing reward. A thought-provoking take Continue reading The Art of Winning
I am in a genuine state of hurt and dismay but not surprise at the news of the election. I have said since The DNC disingenuously made Hillary the candidate that I didn’t think she would beat Trump. This article is a great summation. We must now more than ever unite around Progressive politics and the movements that unite us: “If Trump is a fascist, as … Continue reading Stand Your Ground And Fight
In this powerful, insightful interview Owen Jones speaks to actor Martin Sheen about Working Class Britain. He describes how you cannot underestimate the power of the “take back control” message. You are talking about communities that have lost all sense of control in terms of de-industrialisation, globalisation and abandonment from central government. However this is little to do with EU membership but needs to be … Continue reading Why Brexit Was an Anguished Cry For Community
Our society both demands and values intensity. Emma Seppälä discusses how being motivated and adrenaline rushed is seen as highly important in our working lives. However, without downtime this can damage our health and immune system. In this fantastic clip, she demonstrates a simple breathing technique to help calm your nervous system and alleviate the symptoms and build up factors of stress. Try it and … Continue reading Stressed?