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4 Myths About Depression

Depression is a mental illness that affects how you feel, think, and act. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally 1 out of every 4 people will be impacted by poor mental health or mental illness at some point in their lives. Despite the high prevalence of depression, many myths and misconceptions persist. Depressed people …

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Interview: Raya On Being In A Relationship With Someone From another Culture

The interview of the month is about intercultural relations. Research shows that in most cases intercultural relations are accepted, but initially met with resistance (Bonte, 2018). Resistance and disapproval create moments of doubt in a relationship. Today, Raya tells us her story. Raya lives in Amsterdam. She works at Global People and is specialised in …

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Regional differences in the perception of feminine beauty and body shape

Throughout history, people, especially women, have tried to change their bodies to conform to the specific era’s image of beauty. For example, tightlacing was practised by western women to artificially get a smaller waistline, Burmese women wore brass neck rings to artificially lengthen the neck, and Chinese women practised the custom of foot binding to …

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