People / Psychology

Getting Away from “Traditional” Gender Traits

I distinctly remember the day when, while taking a university class on the history of psychology, a brief portion of the three hour lecture touched upon the BSRI test developed by Sandra Bem in 1974. The test was described as a measure of a person’s androgyny; the message was that androgyny, a parallel prominence of masculine and … Continue reading

People / Psychology / Work

“The Typical Millennial”: Changing the Conversation About Generation Y

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” –          George Orwell Every generation, when young, is ambitious at its best and narcissistic at its worst. When old, every generation is wise at its best, and condescending at its worst. … Continue reading

Economics / People

Local Insights: Ukraine and the Euromaidan

I spent the past week and a half in Kyiv, Ukraine – and have had a chance to see the political and social situation develop from the point of view of a local. These were some of the country’s most dramatic days in its recent history. Here are some observations, presented with what I hope … Continue reading

Leisure / People / Work

The Art of Doing

Get plenty of sleep, drink water, take the time to move around, manage stress, and make meaningful things. Though a simple list, I believe it is a good suggestion of what to aim for to lead a better and healthier life this year. This is all well and good, but real life improvement comes from … Continue reading

People / Work

The Type of Feminism That We Still Need

I. Affirmative Action is a Symptom Affirmative action by definition is “action favouring those who tend to suffer from discrimination,” or as it is more succinctly referred to in the UK, it is “positive discrimination.”  On June 24th, the Supreme Court of the United States ruffled some feathers on the topic of affirmative action  as … Continue reading

Literature / People / Psychology

The Art of Re-Telling

I know a few people who are expert at relating stories and summarizing movies and books. They can realistically sell me any plot, and they’d do it better than the actual paid marketing departments for said movies and books. On the other hand, there are those like me, who try to condense some fantastic story … Continue reading