What reasons cause people or even entire civilizations to self-destruct? Is it inevitable in some cases?

Selfishness, pride, greed, lust for wealth, power and pleasures, are the main reasons that either a person or a society end up badly. Humans are more prone to follow the ‘downward path’ than put effort to reach ‘higher’. Continue reading “What reasons cause people or even entire civilizations to self-destruct? Is it inevitable in some cases?”

Negative experiences on social media tied to higher odds of feeling lonely

Positive interactions on social media are not making young adults feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting loneliness, scientists with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media Technology and Health (MTH) report today in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Continue reading “Negative experiences on social media tied to higher odds of feeling lonely”

Worst Mediterranean drought in 900 years has human fingerprints all over it

In a warming world, we expect to see increases in some extreme weather events. The science is pretty clear that in some parts of the world, drought and heat waves have and will continue to increase. In other areas, more severe storms along with precipitation and flooding have increased. Drought, heat waves, and floods are examples of changes to weather and climate patterns that will have costs for human society. Continue reading “Worst Mediterranean drought in 900 years has human fingerprints all over it”

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