When Thomas Joiner was 25 years old, his father—whose name was also Thomas Joiner and who could do anything—disappeared from the family’s home. At the time, Joiner was a graduate student at the University of Texas, studying clinical psychology. His focus was depression, and it was obvious to him that his father was depressed. Six… Continue reading Suicide Has Become an Epidemic
A recent study by Co-operative Funeralcare in the UK under 2,000 people over 18 who had attended a funeral, found that funerals considered to be the most inappropriate function where a mobile phone may be used. Second and third were weddings and while driving. However one in six people actually do use their phone during a funeral anyway.… Continue reading Can I Use My Phone During a Funeral?
We are in the midst of a “narcissism epidemic,” concluded psychologists Jean M. Twnege and W. Keith Campbell in their 2009 book. One study they describe showed that among a group of 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as quickly as obesity from the 1980s to the present. Fortunately for narcissists, the continued explosion… Continue reading Don’t Let Popularity Set Your Standard
Optimism can be healthy. But assuming the worst is over also means you won’t be prepared. In 2006, a tornado struck the town of Parkersburg, Iowa. The devastation wreaked by the category F2 twister was sizable: The 150 mph winds left a path of destruction four and a half miles long and a third of a mile across.… Continue reading A Case for Pessimism
Indeed, this social network is not just when you stretch the leg. After your death, you can leave in charge to create a profile in Respectance , a social network for dead people. Here your friends can leave messages recalling the highlights with you and share photos and videos, as a tribute online. That’s what Google translated for… Continue reading Guess what, Respectance is a weird social network
PuroMarketing, a Spanish blog about marketing, mentioned Respectance in a blog post about special social networks. According to them Respectance is a social network for the dead, where people can honor their past away family. That’s essentialy what Respectance is. Check out the blog post HERE. It tells us some interesting facts about social networks,… Continue reading PuroMarketing Blog Post
Today an agent got shot in a village next to Amsterdam. It was a big shock to all people with their hearts at the right place. I watched what happened. The main newspaper in the Netherlands, Telegraaf, wrote an article about this on the front page online. This newspaper is far ahead others, they allow their… Continue reading Mourning: the good, the bad and the ugly