Out of Suburbia

By Nicole Campbell Ever since mid 20th century, the suburbs have been considered the most iconic of places to live. Images of a nuclear family living in a house with a backyard and a driveway, wedged between other houses looking almost identical tend to spring to mind. But, times have changed! The psychology and living…

Me and My Mobile

By Brea Glasko We are all in a relationship with our phones. The mobile world we live in has turned our phone into something more than just a piece of technology; our mobile phone is our little companion–there in times of joy or sorrow, there when traveling the world, and even there for the boring…

Our Aging Technology

By Nicolette Campbell Technology never ceases to remind us that time waits for no one. There is always a gap between new technology users and those who prefer to get by with the same old gadgets, in the same old ways. And, many tend to say that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”…

Are We Really Such ‘Rational’ Beings?

By Syeda Hajrah Razvi If you are asked to think about someone who is very rational, what kind of characteristics come to mind? Your imagined rational being is likely to be someone very logical and intelligent; someone who is objective and can be reasoned with; possibly someone very level headed and stable. In other words,…

Pedophilia: The Most Difficult Discussion We Must Have

By James MacDonald When discussing the rights of sexual minorities, one is unlikely to challenge the tolerance of a progressive audience. For reasons that may at first appear obvious, this attitude does not generally extend to pedophilia. Then again, why should it? The truth is that pedophilia is significantly more complex than most people realise,…

Death Across Cultures

By Nicolette Campbell In the multicultural world of the 21st century we are, more than ever, exposed to the vast variety of our fellow human beings. We have the chance to observe the amazing differences in the foods we eat, the fashions we wear, and the holidays and traditions we observe. Yet one subject that…

The Phenomenon of Overspending

By Ammar Kazim Belonging to the banking sector, I meet people with a bad credit history on daily basis.  What astonishes me the most is the fact that most of the people I meet are educated and certainly capable enough to make wise choices, yet they still seem unable to control many of their whimsical…