To the person who feels suicidal but doesn’t want to die: Suicidal thoughts are not black and white
Mia McLaughlin/ The Odyssey Everyone assumes that if you have suicidal thoughts that means you want to die.Suicidal thoughts are thought of in such black-and-white terms. Either you have suicidal thoughts and you want to die, or you don't have suicidal thoughts and you wa ...বিস্তারিত
Every child needs a pet, because every family needs an optimist
Paul J. Batura/Fox news Pet Appreciation Week kicks off Sunday, an annual celebration designed to recognize the oversized role our favorite animals play in our lives. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 57 percent percent of households own a pet. Pe ...বিস্তারিত
How old is old?
Vanaja Rao/Vanaja Rao There are quotes and songs galore about old age as confronting one’s mortality can be a daunting experience. We all admire a person who, despite their years, continues to enjoy and live life to the fullest. We all have such inspirational figures wi ...বিস্তারিত
If your kid is bullied and hurt on school grounds, can you sue the school?
Sally Varnham/ The Conversation The Victorian state government was recently reported to be investigating whether it could make it easier for bullying victims to sue schools. This was prompted by the case of a 13-year-old boy who had to undergo surgery after being bullied ...বিস্তারিত
Women are not men’s property
Jahanara Nuri, Author and Human Rights Activist/ Jagoroniya Modern marriage is a contract. Religious marriage is a slavery of women institutionalized by the religious, political and community leaders. The doctor who was arrested and now subjected to national, and mass sca ...বিস্তারিত
Retirement should be a right. But it’s in danger of becoming a privilege for the rich
Dawn Foster/ The Guardian The number of working over-70s has more than doubled. Older people shouldn’t have to choose between work and poverty If, like many people, you dread your daily commute and the early mornings associated with work, why do it for more years than ...বিস্তারিত
Men don’t have abortions. That’s no reason not to fight for women’s rights
Kenan Malik/ The Guardian Traditionally feminist arenas of campaigning for social equality are everyone’s concern. The decision by Alabama effectively to ban abortion has refocused attention in America on the issue of reproductive rights. The Alabama law is the most dr ...বিস্তারিত
Is modest dressing having a major moment in fashion?
Manish Mishra / The Hindustan Times Covered-up sensuality paves the way for the new-age design aesthetic. Floor-length dresses, jumpsuits fully covering the sleeves and high-neck dresses are enjoying the spotlight in style landscape. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s (of la ...বিস্তারিত
Simple Living, High thinking
Asim Qureshi/ Linked In Many spend their lives accumulating assets. Mindlessly.Property after property, cars, jewellery, and then it gets on to yachts, art collections and football clubs. More and more, it has no limit. And, more importantly, it has no impact.Eventually, ...বিস্তারিত
Birthdays and ageing: Older and none the wiser
Christina Curran/ Gulf News In recent years, birthdays have become groan-inducing reminders of lost youth This year I’m approaching a milestone birthday. I won’t say which, but it’s one that for me throws up a number of thoughts and feelings, primarily of abject ho ...বিস্তারিত