Monday Mashup: The Past, Present and Future of Happiness
Every week, we scour the web to bring you interesting bits and pieces from around the world. Enjoy!
The Past, Present And Future of Happiness
A long but excellent read on human happiness — what makes it and what has changed it over the centuries. From biology, to technology, to sociology, this article touches on all the parts of well-being that we normally don’t think of — but should.
A Social Media App With Good Intentions?
This is a refreshing parenting-cum-sociological take on Snapchat, the app most maligned as the one kids use to send nude photos. The author suggests that, while that’s true, Snapchat offers an authenticity that the more curated lives on Facebook and Instagram lack. What are your thoughts — would you let your teen use Snapchat?
Ode To The Leather Motorcycle Jacket
A fashion piece that elevates itself to cultural and historical commentary is no mean feat. This restrospective on the motorcycle jacket is more profound than one might expect. At the very least, it’s a fun though experiment on why we wear them — now and then.
A Fine Balance For Women
This collection of stories from high-powered women talking about balancing motherhood and careers is US-centric, but sadly, relatable to women everywhere. The takeaway? Motherhood and work are harder when there aren’t supportive policies in place.