Mariel Rodriguez

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Mariel Rodriguez

385 days ago

"Stalking an ex online is like a stepping stone to more intensified behaviors, because when we go to stalk or look up information online, our brain is getting some sort of gratification," says Gabrielle Applebury, a marriage and family therapy intern and trauma specialist. And the thrill of seeing some new photo of your ex on Instagram can snowball into an obsession. "If you're feeling obsessive tendencies and the need to check them out and be better, that's an issue with your self esteem — it never has to do with the other partner," she says.

How To Know If Your Ex Is Stalking You

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Mariel Rodriguez

385 days ago

“Because the relationship between Anastasia and Christian coheres closely with notions of benevolent sexism, it stands to reason that those who find Fifty Shades romantic would also hold benevolent sexism beliefs,”

Fifty Shades of Grey readers show higher levels of sexism, study finds

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Mariel Rodriguez

389 days ago

Interesting. I often think some people stay in church for the community and the “network” they’ve found there. What if we have other alternatives than just niche clubs and the party scene, no?

Consider the rise of “atheist churches,” which cater to Americans who have lost faith in supernatural deities but still crave community, enjoy singing with others, and want to think deeply about morality. It’s religion, minus all the God stuff.

Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians

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Mariel Rodriguez

389 days ago

First, it’s important to acknowledge the limitations of independent survey research in China. In China, citizens can be punished for criticizing the government. In the past year, several Chinese journalists and intellectuals who were openly critical of the government’s handling of the pandemic were detained or sentenced by government authorities. It is also common for Chinese citizens to be summoned by the police—“invited for a cup of tea,” some in China call it—for their sensitive comments in private groups chats on social media, which the police have access to. Survey data from China should therefore be taken with a grain of salt, as citizens might have reservations about expressing critical views of the government, even in anonymous surveys. However, even imperfect surveys can help open a window on Chinese public views of the government’s response to the massive challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Do the Chinese Think about Their Government's Response to COVID-19?

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Mariel Rodriguez

630 days ago

People who don't adapt to change believe what they remember as "normal" will return, and delay modifying their daily routines or outlook. Those who refuse to wear masks may be guilty of normalcy bias, Davenport said, since they perceive this intrusion into lives as a passing fad they don't need to embrace.
The brain's circuitry does prefer to survive, however: While part of our minds may be inclined to resist change as we feel disasters are a passing event, another stronger part of our brains embraces the new swiftly.
"Hedonic adaptation" is the elaborate name for why we survive: It's the mind's ability to accept quickly something in your environment that weeks earlier would have stopped you in your tracks.

There is no getting 'back to normal,' experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better

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Mariel Rodriguez

699 days ago

But scientists have also recently discovered that some people can test negative for antibodies against Covid-19 and positive for T cells that can identify the virus. This has led to suspicions that some level of immunity against the disease might be twice as common as was previously thought.

The people with hidden immunity against Covid-19

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Mariel Rodriguez

701 days ago

I could say that it would be helpful for people to invest in your favorite artist's work, but that's not a sustainable change, really. There really ought to be a change in the system that protects and gives value to cultural workers.

“There should be a change in the system that gives value to cultural workers.”

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Mariel Rodriguez

702 days ago

“I wanted to look behind the curtain, to get some clarity on whether a public figure I’d grown up supporting was as questionable and “calculated” as the tabloids had made her out to be. I just wasn’t sure if I’d like what I saw. [But the film] rekindled a connection to Swift as a person, beyond my nostalgia for her early albums, that I haven’t felt in a long time.”

I say this fully aware that I was watching a one-sided argument: The documentary solely focuses on how Swift sees herself, which primarily seems to be as a victim. But even with my guard up, there’s an unavoidable honesty about “Miss Americana” that broke through my skepticism.

I Used to Be a Taylor Swift Fan. ‘Miss Americana’ Reminded Me Why.

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Mariel Rodriguez

819 days ago

“The really good innovations – the ones that change the world – need to be explained before they’re accepted,” Beth Comstock, the Chief Marketing Officer of GE, recently wrote. One of GE’s mantras is therefore “mindshare before market share.”

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

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Mariel Rodriguez

819 days ago

Netflix posits that responsible people—the people that every company wants to hire—are not only worthy of freedom, they thrive on it. Creating an environment where these individuals are not inhibited by myriads of rules allow them to become the best version of themselves.

Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

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Mariel Rodriguez

855 days ago

What makes Bullet Journal special, in my opinion, is the migration and the grouping things together to make sure nothing valuable is neglected or forgotten.

Rethinking Creativity

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Mariel Rodriguez

872 days ago

Tidying is about what you want to keep in your life, not what you want to eliminate.

KonMari Is Not Minimalism

konmari.com

Mariel Rodriguez

920 days ago

Tavi Gevinson reflects on Rookie’s first day

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Mariel Rodriguez

1012 days ago

Sometimes it scared me, so I tried to differentiate between the fear of being seen for who I am and the dissociating feeling of being looked at for who I’m not.

Who Would I Be Without Instagram?

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Mariel Rodriguez

1017 days ago

We change when we move to new places. We change even when we think we don’t have to change. And those times that we least expect it are when we need to change the most.

Manila conditioned me to have everything so figured out but La Union taught me to be vulnerable again. I’ve learned to trust the world’s inherent timing and it isn’t something I should be adjusting according to my plans. When things don’t go as scheduled, and even when the waves don’t come as forecasted, the only thing to do is walk on the beach and enjoy the sun.

What happens when the 'island life' becomes routine

cnnphilippines.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1017 days ago

We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.

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Mariel Rodriguez

1028 days ago

Treating children's games as harmless fun teaches us that the subjects of our racist play should just shrug and laugh.

'Kukunin ka ng bumbay!' and other childhood lessons on race and gender

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Mariel Rodriguez

1036 days ago

Just years ago, people were saying that print was dead – that as a medium it would not be able to find a foothold within a digital landscape. But instead, it’s actually just evolved, adapting to the needs and wants of the people who access it. New print formats have appeared, it seems, out of necessity, and not just for aesthetic value.

I read zines to escape surveillance and clickbait. It's the new teen rebellion

theguardian.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1039 days ago

Imagine, Mercier and Sperber suggest, a mouse that thinks the way we do. Such a mouse, “bent on confirming its belief that there are no cats around,” would soon be dinner. To the extent that confirmation bias leads people to dismiss evidence of new or underappreciated threats—the human equivalent of the cat around the corner—it’s a trait that should have been selected against. The fact that both we and it survive, Mercier and Sperber argue, proves that it must have some adaptive function, and that function, they maintain, is related to our “hypersociability.”

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

newyorker.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1048 days ago

Improve Your Productivity With Inbox Zero

entrepreneur.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1182 days ago

As used by the President of the United States, the most mainstream and fact-checked of news media is fake if he disagrees with it. The term means something more like troublesome news, or “news I vehemently disagree with, and wish to discredit.”

The Age of Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture

medium.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1182 days ago

When a man (though, of course, not all men) butts into a conversation about a feminist issue to remind the speaker that "not all men" do something, they derail what could be a productive conversation. Instead of contributing to the dialogue, they become the center of it, excluding themselves from any responsibility or blame.

Here's why women have turned the "not all men" objection into a meme

vox.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1190 days ago

Being professional is not just owning your job, but owning your mistakes and taking responsibility for them.

Is Professionalism Dead? The Bad Work Habits We Need To Quit

girlboss.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1190 days ago

It includes Obama’s words from an interview, and it goes “…the narrative of history is long, and ‘We just try to get our paragraph right.’ Life is short and the world is big. Get your paragraph right. And if you’re not sure what’s right, write.”

Life is like writing long, meaningful paragraphs

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Mariel Rodriguez

1190 days ago

Research has also shown that we seem to be more willing to forgive — and trust again — those who make errors of competence rather than of character, Professor Dirks said.

“We believe issues of competence are changeable over time, but not issues of character or integrity,” he said. “And the truth is that probably you can change certain skills, but the underlying value system is probably harder to change.”

Sometimes It’s Good Not to Forgive

nytimes.com

Mariel Rodriguez

1190 days ago

The Good Fight

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Mariel Rodriguez

1210 days ago

'When You're Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression'

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Mariel Rodriguez

1210 days ago

Why I Am a Firm Believer of Memory-Keeping

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Mariel Rodriguez

1210 days ago

It's Time to Let Boys Be Girly

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Mariel Rodriguez

1210 days ago

Don’t listen to those productivity gurus: why waking up at 6am won’t make you successful

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Mariel Rodriguez

1532 days ago

Women Aren't Nags—We're Just Fed Up

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