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Mental health > Youtube ?

Mental health > Youtube ?

News, Technology, World
Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, YouTube comedy star announced a break from creating videos to focus on her mental health, joining more content creators on hiatus.  https://twitter.com/CanadaMoments/status/1062493043272540160 Singh, 30 shared the news in a video titled "I'll see you soon" through her YouTube channel to over 14 million fans. She admits being "physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted" after creating content for eight years and could be "mentally healthier".  She does not mention how long the hiatus will be saying it "could be a week, a month maybe more". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5OfFk5c01o The news follows after multiple youtubers reach a stage of burn out amidst peak popularity on the platform. In September, Lucy Moon, another vlogger and youtube
Put the phone down and nobody feels bad

Put the phone down and nobody feels bad

Lifestyle, Tech
We already knew this, but a study has finally confirmed that depression and loneliness are linked to social media — and the fix is simple. ‘Alone in a crowded room’ is a familiar, perhaps overused phrase, that’s been around a while.  Maybe it’s time it was update it to ‘alone looking at your crowded phone.’ A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania has finally proven what has been suspected ever since we started peering into the lives of others through our phones: social media is making us lonely. Published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, researchers spent three weeks observing 143 students in an experimental study. Some students were asked to either use their social media (Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook) as they norm
Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Activism, Featured, Health, Investigations, Society, Specials
Mo Sistas is a way for women to participate in the Movember Movement this month. "I usually pluck it or I wax it. When I was younger, it was very lush – I had a passionate moustache – but it's kind of moved to under my chin now so we'll just see what we get.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BppQjBllH8l/ The Loose’s Women panellist Nadia Sawalha told her co-panellists on growing her stache this Movember. Sawalha is ditching her wax to show support for her husband who is growing his beard for the movement. Movember began in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia when a bunch of friends decided to grow their moustache and commit to 30 hairy days to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. It has since become a global men’s health movement. During Novemb
BBC’s BMI Calculator Criticised for Lowering Self-Esteem

BBC’s BMI Calculator Criticised for Lowering Self-Esteem

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
A recent BBC article has caused a stir of debate around the effects of weight on life expectancy. The research showed that an unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI) can cost you at least four years of life. To measure BMI, BBC included a calculator, which according to Paige Harris, 25 puts pressure on some people. She told to Voice of London: "I'm trying to help women with their self-esteem and eating disorders. When I saw this article in the news, I was very disappointed. I know how it is difficult for people, especially for girls, to deal with their mental health problems and they don't need this ridiculous pressure from media platforms.” To check BMI, online calculators ask for a person's height, weight, age, sex and waist size. After filling in the required information it gener
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