Peer Pressure

What to Do When Your Friends Are Parenting, Borderline Patronising, You

Olga Levancuka | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Some studies claim that a break-up with a close friend harms your heart the same if not more, as a break-up with your beloved. But don't be tempted, it is time to get busy. You have new friends to meet, new relationships to build and new opportunities to fulfill.

The Magic Men Making Us Broke

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Companies design for planned obsolescence - so that products breakdown forcing us to buy more and more often. But it was us that created psychological obsolescence. We want the newest, shiniest whatever the second it is available regardless of whether the slightly older, slightly less shiny thing is still working perfectly or is in no way demonstrably inferior.

What Role Do Parents Play in Their Child's Marriage?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Involvement of parents and family members has a more likelihood of bringing a better spouse with matching backgrounds in terms of family and upbringing - not just on external features. Morally upright young people would obviously look for morally upright life-partners and they would go the extra mile to find a reasonable match.

Why Friends Don't Neknominate Friends

Sinead Moore | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech
Sinead Moore

It is not a game. It is a competition, and a very dangerous one at that. As the chain goes on, so too does the intensity of the videos. Those who back out or break the chain are ridiculed by their so-called friends. The cybershame of failing to live up to the nomination is putting increased peer pressure on youths to rise to this dangerous challenge.

Does 'Neknominate' Represent The Very Worst Trends In Student Drinking Culture?

Megan Hughes | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

Safety aside, as student attitudes to drinking would have it, there is a more basic problem with the kind of drinking exhibited in Neknominate videos. All of those who take part are drinking simply for the sake of drinking, rather than because they want to enjoy a drink.

Eating Disorders in Children and Teenagers Are Soaring, But Is the Internet Really to Blame?

Sam Thomas | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

The dangers of the internet may be largely understood but due to the lack of evidence, it's a questionable claim to suggest that social media sites are the so called 'cause?' Instead of trying to point the finger it's better to focus our attention on understanding why young sufferers are developing eating disorders in the first place.

Pressures on Teenage Girls to Join the 'In Crowd"

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Surely we can't all be expected to look like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. Girls approaching their teenage years are becoming more vulnerable to outside influences and obsessive about their looks.

How Not to Get Promoted: Ask for Work-Life Balance

Adele Barlow | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

She knew that she didn't want to make partner. She knew that her health, family and ability to make a difference in the world were part of her definition of long-term success. Someday, she'd have the luxury of stepping back. But first, she wanted to build something up to step back from. She wanted to get promoted. And she wanted another promotion after that.

No More Ads Pestering Kids to Buy, Buy, Buy

Rupert Read | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Rupert Read

We need to create a situation where kids don't constantly have their minds polluted by money-grabbing ad-men.

Mothers Feel Pressured By Other Mums Over Raising Of Children

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

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