6 WAYS SOCIAL MEDIA CAN NEGATIVELY AFFECT YOUR VIEW ON YOURSELF AND PEOPLE

(WARNING: MIGHT BE TRIGGERING TO SOME PEOPLE). Social media is often loved by many people, but is it really as great as you think? Learn about the 6 WAYS SOCIAL MEDIA CAN NEGATIVELY AFFECT YOUR VIEW ON YOURSELF AND PEOPLE here and I listed them in no particular order.

1. Social media allows you to connect with more people online, but you may start feeling lonely if you don’t connect with people in real life more.

Communicating with people on social media may fill your loneliness, but that’s usually only temporary. Soon enough, you probably will want to get more close with this person in real life. Often, that can be hard to do so because of many miles between the two of you and not having enough money to go where they are. Or you maybe too afraid of the risks on meeting with people in real life you first met online.

2. It can be easy to confuse digital intimacy with real intimacy in social media.

Sexting is commonly used in social media to feel like you’re closer with the person you are communicating with online. People who are just figuring things out may confuse digital intimacy with real intimicay which can cause embarrassment and confusion in the long run.

3. You might get lured to meet someone in real life when you’ve only chatted with them on social media.

People tend to lie about who they are on social media since it’s easier to hide who they truly are online. You may eventually get lured to meet them in real life, but from getting raped to getting brutally murdered it’s best to take precautions first.

4. Social media can give you unrealistic expectations in relationships.

People usually post photos with their significant other on social media, in which they both look content. This can heighten people’s expectations in their relationships which may cause problems for themselves and their partner. People who are single may have unrealistic goals and expectations going into a relationship. Also, young people who are single may feel the need to rush into a relationship instead of truly appreciating what they already have and their partner. They may even be in such a rush that they don’t quite look into their potential partner’s personality much which can lead to a very bad relationship.

5. Social media can introduce you to many different people. This may contribute to comparing yourself to people on social media negatively.

People all over the world often post pictures of themselves on social media and may even become famous because of them. Many of the people who become famous on social media are models. This can lead to people comparing themselves to these people and make it a goal to look like them. This often heightens people’s standards on beauty instead of truly being appreciative of any great qualities they may already have. Some people may not know that people often photoshop pictures of themselves which can give someone almost impossibly high standards. Many people even develop disorders such as anorexia to achieve their goals. 

6. You are more likely to become a victim of bullying because of cyber bullying.

Bullying is already a large problem in society and as far as I know, 44,193 Americans die by suicide every year and suicide is the 10th cause of death in the US. Many of whom decided to kill themselves because of bullying. Even cyber bullying can lead someone to become suicidal. People also often self-harm due to bullying.

3 BEST APPS TO LEAD A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

Love yourself enough to lead a healthier lifestyle! To help you with your journey, I chose the 3 BEST APPS TO LEAD A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE from the best app to the least best app in my opinion.

1. HealthTap

This app took the #1 spot in this list because not only does it help you with your physical health, but your mental health too. You get to have a few different options for free in this app to choose from to help you with your health. One option is getting to ask brief questions to licensed doctors. You can also get step-by-step solutions to solve your problems from various licensed doctors and reminders to complete these steps. Licensed doctors can even be recommended to you to help your search. To get even better help, you can fill in details on your profile on areas concerning your health. A downfall I did find on this app though is that not every licesened doctor will be helpful. Another downfall is that you must pay real money to get better answers to your questions about health. Also, you must be 16 years old and have an internet connection to use this app. I think all the good of this app makes up for the bad aspects though. Click on HealthTap’s site as well which is https://www.healthtap.com if you’re interested in HealthTap.

2. MoodTools

I found this app quite useful for your mental health. For example, MoodTools gives you lots of information on depression. This app even goes a step farther by providing you a safety plan if you feel like committing suicide, hurting yourself or hurting others. Another option to improve your mental health is to pick from a list of activities to do which is provided in this app. You even get to put in your mood before and afterwards you complete an activity to see if it helped you at all. MoodTools also lets you write thought diaries on this app. These thought diaries let you reflect on a situation and then you can challenge any negative thoughts on the same situation that you may have. Also, with thought diaries providing you a date of each situation you may have you get to see how far you’ve come and whether or not the good in your life outweighs the bad. A downfall I did find in this app though is that you must pay real money in order to get password protection and themes to better your experience.

3. Health Tracking – Pow Health

This app’s title is pretty self-explanatory as you get to track your progress on your health. You can also keep track of your health records on this app to keep yourself organized. You even get to fill in important details surrounding your health in Health Tracking – Pow Health. I did find this app to glitch quite a bit though. 

3 BEST SITES ON CHARITY

Helping charity can make others suffering feel a bit better and can even make you feel better about yourself. You don’t just have to give to charity on Christmas, but on other days too so I listed the 3 BEST SITES TO HELP CHARITY in no particular order and in my opinion. 

1. http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1488

A simple site which is based upon a vocabulary quiz. If you choose a correct answer, you get a harder question and this site will donate 10 grains of rice to http://m.wfp.org which is to help fight world hunger. If you get it wrong, you get an easier question. Not only will you be helping charity through this site, but you can get smarter by using this site too! 

2. https://www.gofundme.com

This simple to use site lets you help others and even yourself if needed on many categories for help which are either medical, volunteer, emergencies, education, memorials, sports, animals, business, charity, community, competitions, creative, events, faith, family, newlyweds, TN fire relief, travel, wishes and other. Despite all this site has to offer, it can be hard knowing who is telling the truth. Also, this site is only available for USA citizens and people who have a bank number in the USA or a credit card.

3. https://www.crowdrise.com

This site is quite similar to https://www.gofundme.com as you can donate to a charity and even get help for a personal cause if needed, but it maybe hard knowing who’s telling the truth.

TOP 10 SADDEST SONGS

Sometimes you just need someone to understand you more or maybe you just need to have a good cry to move ahead with your life. Whatever the situation, I listed the TOP 10 SADDEST SONGS from the most saddest to least saddest and why each of them made this list in my opinion. (WARNING: MIGHT BE TRIGGERING TO SOME PEOPLE). 

1. Mad World by Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules.
This song can be interpreted as a song about suicide as it explains how dreams of him dying are the best dreams he has ever had. Hearing all the emotion in his voice makes it a lot more sad.

2. Cancer by My Chemical Romance.

The tile of this song is very self-explanatory as this song explains the problems a lot of cancer patients face and how they feel. For example, this song states their body is in agony. So even if this song is pretty short, it still contains lots of meaning. 

3. My Immortal by Evanescence.

This song can be interpreted as a song about suicide as it explains how she can’t take it anymore because someone hurt her.

4. Breathe Me by Sia.

A song about self-harm and just wanting someone to care. All the emotion in her voice makes it a lot more depressing.

5. At Seventeen by CĂ©line Dion.

A song about being envious over good-looking people because she felt ugly.

6. How to Save A Life by The Fray. 

The title of this song is pretty self-explanatory as it explains how he wished he knew how-to save a life.

7. Suicide Note by Kyle Spratt.

This song is more of a story as it explains what happens when you commit suicide and gives many reasons to try to stay alive. 

8. Speechless by Lady Gaga.

This song is meant for Lady Gaga’s dad. This song is dedicated to him because he refused to get a surgery that he badly needed, but Lady Gaga gives him reasons to get the surgery. He soon got the surgery after this song’s release.

9. Creep by Radiohead.

A song about jealousy of those who seem to be perfect while you have insecurities about yourself.

10. Suicide by Rihanna.

A song about trying to decide whether to stay with the one she loves or not. She gives more detail about how loving them is suicide to her.

3 BEST SITES FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Sometimes leaning on people for support is alright. Providing support for others not only can make people feel better about themselves, but you too will probably feel great about yourself for doing good deeds. Because of these reasons, I made a personally chosen list of the 3 BEST SITES FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. This list is no particular order because it depends on which site you think best suits you.

1. https://www.7cups.com/member/

7 Cups is filled with many group support chat rooms to choose from. Moderators are often present in these chat rooms to make sure the topic stays at bay. You can also optionally chat privately with trained members, but I often found the waiting period to chat with these people takes quite a bit of time. Basically, there are definitely many positions in this site where you can listen to others problems. These positions require you to signup though unlike where you get help as a guest. Guests have pretty limited options though. You even have the chance to chat with a licensed therapist which they think suits you best based on your needs. This site also goes one step further by proving steps to your personal growth. These steps mostly only involve breathing techniques to help you relax though. Even so, it’s a great way to help you meditate. All in all, even if you find people in this site not offering much help at all then you can simply mute them so you can at least give this site a second chance for help. Remember, suicidal and homicidal people are not welcome in this site though because those are recommended more serious help.


2. http://blahtherapy.com

This site offers a very quick way to chat with someone who listens to you comes more often than not. And if you’re in the helping mood then you can be the listener instead. You can even chat with a licensed therapist if they feel your needs qualify for it. If you do, you can chat with a licensed therapist for free for a week, but then you have to pay. Yet, the pay should be affordable. In most of this site, you’ll remain completely anonymous so there’s not much of taking a while to signup or login at all to get help as quick as possible! Suicidal and homicidal people are not recommended this site at all though.  

3. https://childline.org.uk

Professional help on MANY different issues you’re facing is offered in this site. You can play games which are aimed for a younger audience to hopefully, bring joy to their lives. People on this site will also be provided a phone number you can call or text. You can also chat online with them. You may even remain completely anonymous. But remember, each licensed therapist on this site should write down notes on the information you provide to them to help improve you each time you chat with them. You can chat with one specific licensed therapist or many different licensed therapists at different times. All in all, as great as this site seems, only young people in the UK have access to it. 

7 REASONS WHY I HATE LIVING IN MEXICO

I’ve lived in Mexico for quite a few years so I have been through different experiences here which I wish someone had told me about because knowing beforehand could of came in handy. Luckily, I organized a list for you of the 7 REASONS WHY I HATE LIVING IN MEXICO in no particular order. This list can help you if you’re deciding on living in or visting Mexico or not. Or maybe you simply want to understand why so many people here are desperate enough to illegally cross the border to enter the USA to try to get a better life. 

1. Climate.                                                          

It can get hot and humid here. Don’t get me wrong, it can get very chilly here too. There’s also normally very heavy thunderstorms here. Quite a bit of change in weather around here so it’s pretty unpredictable.

2. Bugs and insects.                                            

Due to the climate in Mexico, many bugs and insects reside here. Some maybe something you’ve never seen before and know about. From large spiders to some odd wasps you haven’t seen before. Others that most know are common such as scorpions, ticks, black widows, earwigs, cockroaches, bees and flies. One less common in Mexico, but more known are brown recluses. 

3. Usually, high crime rates.                     

Mexico doesn’t stress laws enough. You see, it’s common to get confused at night as to whether you heard a firecracker or a gunshot. Seeing lots of drunk people and smokers at night is also very common as Mexico is known for constantly having fiestas AKA parties which also means lots of noise normally too. Even underage drinking and smoking is very common due to most stores not caring if someone underage buys these sorts of things. It’s also common for children to vandalize others properties. Going on moving vehicles can get troublesome too as people usually don’t bother to put on their seatbelts or rather ride on the back of a pickup truck which can get dangerous. Another very bad thing that most people know about Mexico is the reputation of Mexican Mafias around here, but they’re normally no threat as long as you don’t mess with their business with illegal drugs. If you do, you probably will get tortured and maybe even killed. Hitman in Mexico are less commonly talked about, but they are normally here too. Many rich people send them here to kill those who have been messing with their businesses.

4. Police and the army.                                        

It’s common to see the SWAT team and army troopers in Mexico due to the usually high crime levels here. Police usually don’t actually jail real bad criminals here for that much time at all though, some work, huh? They usually beat the heck out of them for a day and then release them. They much rather take the innocent people away to shoot and kill them. This causes many people in Mexico much distress and some parents don’t even feel comfortable with letting their children go outside without them. Crossing the border of Mexico is another issue that is normally very nerve-wrecking as police are known to commit various crimes there even if you are legal such as getting shot for no good reason or raped by them. 

5. Many conservatives.                                     

Even though Mexico has more liberals now than before it still carries many conservatives. You’re very likely to be scolded or given mean, disgusted glares if you do something like kiss someone on the lips of the same sex.

6. Doctors.                                                       

Doctors usually make you way worse than how you came in. Most of their prescriptions and recommendations don’t work at all or they give you medications that are not appropriate for your age. As for their tools, they are normally not sanitary at all. You probably won’t just be very physically hurt though, but usually traumatized too. Even deaths are common due to doctor’s lack of good work. That’s when you realize those horror stories about doctors can come true. This applies to all sorts of different doctors such as dentists, surgeons and ect. This is normally due to wanting to get you worse so you can come back for a fixable solution to get more money from you. Sometimes it’s due to a not very good education in the subject. They still get payed a great amount of money though. The most decent doctors to find around here are usually not very bright, but not that bad either.

7. Driving can be troublesome.                            

It can get difficult to drive due to very bumpy roads normally. Also, you probably will have to drive around large crowds of people. Another troublesome thing about driving is that you might have to try to avoid horses, cows, dogs and ect. crossing the roads. Drunk people driving and lousy driving is also very common.

Overall, Mexico isn’t that bad compared to a few other countries, but Mexico is definitely not my favorite country so I hope to have that chance of being able to move back to the USA.

TRUMP WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN 2016

At first, most people were shocked when Trump was running for president of the USA. It was quite hard to believe as Trump had said for many years he will run for president, but never actually fulfilled that vision until he finally did. Once this news finally sunk in, most people thought Trump had no chance of winning. In fact, they treated him and everything he said as one big joke. Things changed though as it got hard to tell if Hillary or Trump would win as the presidential polls showed Hillary to win most of the time, but Trump’s supporters seemed to usually strike back harder. Nevertheless, most people took sides and fought once accusations of the two rolled it. After that, election day finally came. Once it seemed that Trump will probably win with the most electoral votes, media coverages stopped supporting Hillary so much. Some people did not lose hope though in Hillary’s possible presidential election win. Eventually nearing the end of the presidential election though, a few people gave up on Hillary and became devasted. Yet still, the love and support grew for Hillary and her supporters. You can pretty much guess what happened after all that, the most probable presidential candidate won in the end, Donald Trump. This news took a while to sink in for some people though as they were still shocked that some of the people of the USA basically told everyone who isn’t a non-disabled, white, conservative, cisgender and straight man born in the USA to get out of the USA. This left some people ashamed, angry, sad or disappointed. The majority of people definitely were very nervous though as they feared for not only the future of the USA, but how this will impact the rest of the world too. Some people think this will bring us back to square 1 in history while others think this is a great opportunity for the world to learn their lesson. After all, that’s what history is about, learning from our mistakes and not repeating the same mistakes made in history in the future.