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CARA Unmask: Let’s Chat About Depression

CARA Unmask: Let’s Chat About Depression

CARA Unmask Article about Depression This article examines the gender differences in responses and experiences in depression. Many important questions are asked and we notice some common themes between the interviewed man and woman. These are the questions: When Did You First Experienced Depression? And 

CARA Unmask: With Whom Can I Share My Deepest Secrets

CARA Unmask: With Whom Can I Share My Deepest Secrets

CARA Unmask article about keeping a mood journal with headings: My Love Affair With “Dear Diary” Different Modes Of Expression Anchoring Goals Gender Differences In Journal Keeping Nurturing Metacognition Clues From Pattern-Forming Habits The Birth Of Digital Mood Journal (With A Dramatic Twist)

When Vanity is the Salvation to Self-Confidence

When Vanity is the Salvation to Self-Confidence

What is Vanity?

I quickly look vanity up on the definition, and I found this particular definition fitted for the blog’s content.

vanity

/ˈvanɪti/

excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements

(From Oxford Languages)

Then, the boy digs deeper into the etymology of the word vain.

vain (adj.)
c. 1300, “devoid of real value, idle, unprofitable,” from Old French vain, vein “worthless, void, invalid, feeble; conceited” (12c.), from Latin vanus “empty, void,” figuratively “idle, fruitless,” from PIE *wano-, suffixed form of root *eue- “to leave, abandon, give out.”Meaning “conceited, elated with a high opinion of oneself” first recorded 1690s in English; earlier “silly, idle, foolish” (late 14c.). Phrase in vain “to no effect” (c. 1300, after Latin in vanum) preserves the original sense.

(From Etymonline)

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Is social distancing causing delay in response time?

Is social distancing causing delay in response time?

In Singapore, we refer to the lockdown as a circuit breaker (CB). CB entails a set of stringent preventive measures, including social distancing to curb with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. While I am not necessarily proud of it, I have been circuit breaking long 

How to create happy positive emotions by easy self-help and mindfulness

How to create happy positive emotions by easy self-help and mindfulness

Mindfulness starts with a slow pace It was a seemingly uneventful afternoon, with the sun shining bright and warm in the usually hot and humid Singapore. Yet, my view was clouded with glooms, and the air smelt of the stench of staleness. I felt heavy