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Video Calling as the New Family Norm

The book Skyping the Family: Interpersonal Video Communication and Domestic Life (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2019) focuses on an in-depth study into the reasons for, the use of, and the role of video calling within social interactions, especially within the family. It delves deeply into the everyday usage of video calling, in this case particularly the…
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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS… IF IT TOLLS!

The whole world is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and in many countries the health crisis is still a threat. In countries where schools are still closed, many students are left in “educational poverty” without the means to access social distance learning. In the northern hemisphere, the end of summer vacation this year was marked…
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Jojo The Rabbit: Love Beyond Belief

How many times have you wanted to watch a film with your family and uncertain which one to choose? Of course, deciding one that fits everybody’s taste is not an easy task, but some stories make everyone agree. For example, the film Jojo The Rabbit, shown in theatres less than a year ago, and now…
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The five risks we run when we write on social media

Since the use of the Internet is something we do daily, from time to time it may be good to have an "examination of conscience" on how one lives one's "online life." In this article we invite you to reflect on how you deal with communication on social networks, in particular trying to warn you…
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The story of Dan: if happiness can be found in chastity

If there is one thing that all men desire, it’s happiness. We all try to do what we think will lead us to live better, although in different ways. But the road to happiness resembles an obstacle course; it is full of pitfalls: occasionally something or someone pops up that offers to lead us directly…
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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…
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