How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues Amanda Funger | Avant-y News Almost everyone has been affected by mental health struggles, whether personally or when trying to support a loved one. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States with about one Read more…
Not even the rain could keep away young people looking to get fresh air and have a good time in the midst of a pandemic.
Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where a lot of people engage in activism. A Pew Research Center survey found that about Read more…
Over the years, there has been an increase in women starting their own businesses. According to a report commissioned by American Express, women in America started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day between 2018 and 2019.
If you take classes online, chances are you probably procrastinate from time to time.
Research shows that more than 70% of college students procrastinate, with about 20% consistently doing it all the time.
Procrastination is putting off starting or finishing a task despite knowing that it will seriously compromise the quality of your work – for instance, putting off a major class project until the last minute.
An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information about the spread of the coronavirus. It could even be a call from a relative wanting to talk about a political issue.
All this information may leave many of us feeling as though we have no energy to engage.
As a philosopher who studies knowledge-sharing practices, I call this experience “epistemic exhaustion.” The term “epistemic” comes from the Greek word episteme, often translated as “knowledge.” So epistemic exhaustion is more of a knowledge-related exhaustion.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, estimates that gun sales from March through July were 8.5 million. This is 94% higher the same period in 2019.
Voting is hard. It’s a slog that doesn’t feel like it pays off in the end. Like bad sex. We may be participating in America’s great democratic experiment, but it doesn’t seem like our contribution matters. We understand how frustrating and meaningless it can feel.
With no end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic, many working and learning from home struggle to have a productive day while in close proximity to the comforts of their beds. Thankfully, there are a multitude of strategies to maximize the work day, even if it’s spent at home.
When it comes to our democratic election process, readers wanted to know the “why’s” of voting. Why should one vote?
The AY team collectively came together to answer this inquiry and honestly? We get it. Our one vote oft-seems meaningless if not useless, things appear to be outside our control, the list goes on. No less…