I had a very busy weekend traveling to Toronto, socializing hardcore and having a grand time. Unfortunately, that meant I didn’t have time to follow my blogging schedule for Monday and post an article yesterday. Luckily, I stumbled upon a wonderful article today and thought I would share it here. It is a thorough list of How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You, which includes what to do, how to do it, and why.
The iPhone could be an incredible tool, but most people use their phone as a life-shortening distraction device.
Providing physical spaces where young people feel valued and empowered is essential to support their positive development. Safe spaces for youth are places where young people can come together to express themselves and engage in decision-making processes that impact their lives. Continue reading “Youth cafés: creating youth-friendly spaces”→
A digital break can be extremely helpful for people who feel like they are always on their smartphones, constantly being bombarded with notifications or feel that they are hopelessly addicted to their black screens. If you are part of the 1%, you can take yourself on the unpluggedweekend retreat that promises you a break from it all.
Winter is my least favorite season. I really don’t trust people who claim winter to be their favorite season. While I appreciate how beautiful a fresh snowfall can be, the bitter cold, the ungodly short days, and the inability to enjoy most outdoor activities make winter my least favored time of the year.
Finally having realized that I do not do well in the winter months, at least emotionally, and I cannot afford to escape to a tropical destination, I decided to create a SAD survival toolkit this winter. Before I share what is in my SAD toolkit, I would like to begin with a brief introduction of SAD. Continue reading “A toolkit for SADness”→
For me, the word radical describes a person or action or thing that is especially impressive, inspiring, extraordinary, revolutionary, visionary, exciting, remarkable, exceptional, amazing, marvelous, sensational, incredible, unbelievable, phenomenal, spectacular…
You get the point.
Naturally, some of my approach to practicing digital detox have been extreme, like quitting social media altogether, or trying to flush my phone down the toilet back in 2012* (spoiler alert: iPhone 4s doesn’t flush). Continue reading “radical digital detox ideas”→
When I was doing my undergraduate studies, I was very certain that, after attaining my marketable degree, I would lead the revolution that would bring capitalism to its final graveyard. My twitter handle read, ‘Karl Marx is my baby daddy,’ and I was determined to make him proud, although I still have not read the Capitalist Manifesto,*eeks!*, but a copy of it has a special space on my bookshelf.
Such rage was induced via a one-hour lecture on Marx I attentively listened to in my second-year social movements class. I was, and still am, your typical rage-fueled, poorly informed, whiny millennial.
Disclaimer: since then, my views on capitalism have drastically changed.