Mindhunter: The Lives of Children Matter

Mindhunter is a television series recently offered by Netflix, directed by a select group of directors including David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network), Asif Kapadia, Tobias Lindholm and Andrew Douglas. Based on the book Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by Mark Olshaker and Andrew Douglas, the series tells the story of two FBI agents: Holden Ford (Jonathan Continue Reading




If the tools designed to communicate become an obstacle to communication…

Communication devices are valuable tools to develop our natural sociality: they allow us to stay in touch with people far away, to know new realities, to move to fields of knowledge that we might never have otherwise approached. So it could be said that these tools break down barriers, space-time barriers and cultural barriers. However, it is possible that those Continue Reading




Women and social media: Does Facebook influence perceptions of the female body?

How does social media affect womens’ perception of their own bodies? A recent study titled ‘The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparisons in Relationship Between Media Usage and Self-Objectification in Young Women’, published in the Young Women - Psychology of Women Quarterly - has tried to answer this question by closely investigating the relationship between the image that women have of Continue Reading




Young parenthood: What the media doesn’t show…

"You must live life before starting a family." This is something that young people - at least in the West - hear time and time again. It implies that starting a family means no longer enjoying life, and further, that the family shouldn’t be prioritised. Life is filled with more rewarding endeavours. And, if it is true that sooner or Continue Reading




Remembering Charlie Gard: The story of a newborn that exposed the contradictions of relativism

The struggle of Charlie Gard caught the attention of the world. He was a British infant who died last July after a long legal battle between medical staff at London’s Grand Ormond Street Hospital, and his parents. Now that the case has "closed" and the controversy faded somewhat - the story had actually been the subject of intense journalistic coverage, Continue Reading




Women and maternity: the importance of celebrating the scars of life

Comparing herself with examples of the standard beauty around her, a woman who has just given birth is likely to feel uncomfortable with her changed physicality - with any extra kilos or stretch marks. Yet those physical changes are the result of a wonderful event. In many civilizations of the past, a shapely body was considered beautiful and attractive – Continue Reading




The elderly and the Internet: Being online can keep you healthy

Loneliness can be considered a disease: a malaise of the spirit (when it doesn’t also affect the mind and body). Loneliness is, in fact, one of the major causes of depression. Those affected by loneliness the most are the elderly: suffering from poor health and low energy levels, are often relegated to the margins of a fast paced society that often forgets Continue Reading




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Giovanni Paolo II and the fatherhood


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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 49th World Communications Day


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The love that brings new life into the world” – Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage.


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