Warning: this research you are reading may be wrong

Newsflash for everybody, apparently there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true, therefore most of the published researches may be wrong.

Doctors are finding that placebos may have both a biological and psychological effect on us.

And learn more on the body’s sleep functions, and on our so called “sleep bulimia” culture.

Privacy issues

Some parents are taking their role as protectors a little too far, as chips and GPS systems invade teens´ daily life.

Showbiz news

Forget about the traditional movie distribution cycle, soon DVDs could be released while movies are still in theaters.

Creative predisposition

After, Hollywood recycles old sitcoms and movies with the hope of capitalize people’s need to rescue old experiences from their childhood.

University news

Fed up with your studies already? Don’t worry, because according to a recent UK study, seven out of ten graduates plan a career change.

Plus, the aftermath of the tsunami disaster has changed the panorama of the student gap year...

Finally, space entrepreneurs plan to mine Mars in order to get building materials and energy sources for the future.

September 7th, Wednesday, 2005, Ip nº 125.

A rearing orientated culture -now more than ever?
Early Pangs of Empty Nest Syndrome When the Children Leave Home for College

First, take a look at the next piece which talks about the so called "early pangs" of empty nest syndrome that come with the departure of a college-age child. Though the article speaks of how exacerbated is this facet in competitive places where parents over-invest in their children, it also proposes that now more than before raising kids has become life's main preoccupation for many people. Interestingly, this sadness is often compared to the one experienced when retiring from work, and as well as this, it shows the costs of mono-orientated lives and the loss of one's individuality.


Single, but not lonely (and still working on it)
Sex and the Solitary Women

Once more, a couple of books recently published allow us to approach the subject of single life, proposing that singleness can be a consciously taken path and not a default choice, and explaining how singles are not necessarily lonely people. Still the interesting part comes when acknowledging the fact that, contrary to the American myth, sometimes isn't possible to have it all, and when we opt for something we may be leaving another thing behind. But isn't that exactly the point: to be able to choose what to become, instead of arriving incidentally to a destination?


"One: no longer the loneliest number"


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