Category Archives: Culture

Happiness Rituals You Need To Start Doing

Our pursuit of happiness is infinite, some believe. In order to be happy, you have to decide, first, to make that decision every day and then work towards it. At least, that’s what most experts will tell you. A new research, however, may have the key to true joy as it reveals happiness rituals that anyone can do.

Neuroscience Recommends Four Happiness Rituals

UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb may have the answers to the question: “How can we be happy?” Korb and his team did an observation about the gray matter in our heads, and here are the happiness rituals they have discovered:

1. Gratitude

The age-old technique of thinking about what you are grateful for when you are down might just have a better effect on our brain than we imagine. If we are feeling down or are worried about something, the best thing to do is not to focus on the negative but on the positive. Ask yourself what you can be grateful for despite your problems or worries. Researchers explain that anti-depressants are taken by those who are depressed so that dopamine in their brains is increased. Gratitude has a similar effect. read more

Painfully Afraid You Are Not Likable? Here’s The Cure For That

It’s a common fact that we cannot please everybody. No matter how hard we try, no matter how much effort we put into placing our best foot forward, some people will still see us as not likable. To some, this isn’t a problem, but there’s a good number of people reading this now that need to find a way to get over not being liked.

How To Get Over Being Not Likable

So, why do people feel the need to be liked anyway? It has to do with acceptance. For us to feel like we have a place in society or in a certain group of people, we need to be liked. We need to belong.

Ironically, not being liked actually won’t affect our lives one way or the other because what people think of us are external factors that we cannot control. We can only control ourselves. With that said, the key to overcoming not being liked is a change in perspective. read more

Living Apart Together Is A New Thing In Dating, But Should You Do It?

How do you see cohabitation or moving in together? This is something that’s common in relationships that are getting serious because most see it as the next step to commitment. Despite this, cohabitation isn’t always beneficial to the relationship. The more modern arrangement of living apart together might be better for you and your partner.

The Beauty Of Living Apart Together

It’s somewhat ironic to say that cohabitation can be bad for a relationship. How can living together affect a relationship in a damaging way? To most of us, it’s the next logical step before getting married. However, we can’t really deny the fact that most couples can’t handle certain pressures and too many responsibilities. This is why living apart together (LAT) is more common in today’s society. read more

Top Reasons Why Women Don’t Want To Get Married

Based on a statistical study published on Pew Research, the number of Americans that are unpartnered has grown from 39% in 2007 to 42% in 2017. Furthermore, the same research revealed that men are less likely to live without a spouse or partner than women. Could there be a specific reason why women are choosing not to get married?

A Lot Of Women No Longer Want To Get Married And Here’s Why

We searched the internet for common reasons why most women are choosing not to get married. Here are some of the interesting answers that we came across:

1. Marriage Is An Antiquated Concept

It’s no secret that some of the concepts that come with marriage are seen as negative. For example, women are expected to take care of the house rather than work. Although not all of the concepts are applied in every marriage, some women still feel that they might get trapped into a primitive gender role that they never wanted to assume. read more