Tag Archives: Life

Anti-Facebook

Mother has Facebook Memorial Page Removed

Judges in Brazil have ordered Facebook to remove the memorial page of 24-year old journalist Juliana Ribeiro Campos, who died last year. The punishment should Facebook deny the order: imprisonment.

Man-Sees-World

How One Parasite is Shaping Human Existence

What if I told you that there existed a parasite that can influence your brain? You might deny it , but you’d probably accept it as fact – there are so many weird and rare bacteria that anything is possible.

But, what if I told you it wasn’t rare at all? You might get concerned, but may feel comforted in the fact that you’re in a developed nation – all those weird illnesses and common infections occur amongst the masses of impoverished people in third world countries.

Now, what if I told you that it’s the most prevalent infection throughout all of humanity – developed nations included. You may feel disturbed, and the truth is: you should be.

Toxoplasm gondii, the parasite in question, has undoubtedly had immeasurable effects on human culture and history – from the wars we fight, to the everyday decisions we make.

Social Reality

Our Social Reality, and how it’s Holding us Back

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been interested in something new. For some it may be playing the guitar, and for others it may be cooking. We got so determined on doing this, so motivated, that we told everyone about it. It made sense to do this – by telling others, we would “commit” ourselves to accomplishing our goal; we would have others to keep on our backs so we get the job done, a sort of social accountability.

It seems like perfectly sound logic, but the actual truth may come as a surprise.