Tag: Society

There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

Last year … was hell. (Laughter) It was my first time eating Nigerian “jollof.” (Laughter) Actually, in all seriousness, I was going through a lot of personal turmoil. Faced with enormous stress, I suffered an anxiety attack. On some days, I could do no work. On other days, I just wanted to lay in my…


How to get healthy without dieting | Darya Rose | TEDxSalem

Translator: Zsófia Herczeg Reviewer: Tanya Cushman I started my first diet when I was eleven years old, sixth grade. I wasn’t overweight or anything close to it, but I came into the kitchen before school one morning, and my mom was making herself a chocolate milkshake for breakfast. If you can remember being eleven, you…


Social correlates of health

Why do sociologists study illness and health? Often, we think about health and illness as an individual issue that has more to do with someone’s personal characteristics than their social environment. It is true that individual genes and biology play a role in health and illness. For example, a person’s sex, ethnicity and age might…


The Social Determinants of Health. A Public Health framework.

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What if all US health care costs were transparent? | Jeanne Pinder

So, a little while ago, members of my family had three bits of minor surgery, about a half hour each, and we got three sets of bills. For the first one, the anesthesia bill alone was 2,000 dollars; the second one, 2,000 dollars; the third one, 6,000 dollars. So I’m a journalist. I’m like, what’s…


Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU

Translator: MARIA TIAKA Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’m fat. Wow, I’m fat. She’s only nineteen years old, what am I doing with my life? Hey! Two likes! Nice. Do I like this photo? Does she really need more likes? I hope I’m going to be invited to the wedding. One more like, nice! Welcome…


Why Is This Tribe So Far From Civilization So Healthy

This video was made possible by WIX. If you are ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics to try out one of their premium plans right now. Non-state, or stateless societies were the norm in the past, and then with the rise of agricultural practices we got together and formed societies and started…


Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast So my freshman year of college I signed up for an internship in the housing unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. Showed up the first day ready to make coffee and photocopies, but was paired with this righteous, deeply inspired attorney named Jeff Purcell, who thrust me onto the…


A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth

Have you ever watched a baby learning to crawl? Because as any parent knows, it’s gripping. First, they wriggle about on the floor, usually backwards, but then they drag themselves forwards, and then they pull themselves up to stand, and we all clap. And that simple motion of forwards and upwards, it’s the most basic…


Durga Gawde ‘Pills the Beans on Gender Fluidity | Vitamin Stree

You know the way the world thinks is there’s a man and men are supposed to be this way and then there are women and they’re supposed to be this way, but there are so many beautiful people in the middle that are just ignored. I am Durga Gawde and I am here to spill…