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Identifying strategies men use under “false” pressure

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Breaking gender roles in stereotypical relationship settings sounds easy. But it’s not. Not for all of us. Without realizing it, we can fall back into outdated societal paradigms.

Let me give you a personal example. When I was young and in a fresh relationship, I felt my manliness threatened by the thought of not being handy enough. My parents are both teachers, they’ve never been handy themselves. Therefore, I didn’t learn much of anything in that regard during my childhood.

My girlfriend back in the day came from a very handy family. Her father knew everything, it seemed. So, what…


I live in the 7th happiest country in the world, and you? Recently, I wrote a story on the happiest countries in the world 2021. According to the 9th annual…


According to the World Happiness Report 2021

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German poet and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote:

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

I don’t know if or how Goethe correlated peace and happiness, but in my estimation home is both. A place to find peace and happiness. In recent times, the home has — due to the pandemic — become much more than our place to live. It’s become the workplace, a homeschooling spot for our children, or a virtual party station.

In these times, it’s all the more important that our home brings us joy and happiness…


Can you name them all

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The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. — Dave Barry

Dave Barry is right. Communication is the most essential function the internet brought to the world with its inception in 1969. What started with email programs, has morphed into a plethora of applications, platforms, and services for all kinds of online messaging and communication.

On this list, you’ll find the most used communication services by monthly active users — be it text messaging, audio and video calls, or group chats. The oldest messaging service on this list…


Can you name them all

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I hate math. But I love numbers.

The list of social media networks is huge. From text to photo, from video to audio, every aspect of online communication is covered. To not get lost within this net of social media services, it’s important to remind ourselves that we don’t have to be on every social media platform available to us. Pick and choose wisely!

With that in mind, here’s a list of the most popular social media networks by monthly active users in 2021 worldwide. Only two countries are represented in this list. The oldest network launched in 2003 while…


6 Tips to Improve Your Everyday Life With Minimalism

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Spring has just ended. And with it, the season of cleaning. But it’s not too late for a good spring cleaning routine. We feel the desire to free ourselves from everything unnecessary, redundant, dispensable, and superfluous. From bad purchases, cramped cabinets, and dusty decoration. It’s not just the physical things though. Spring and summer with their warm days and flourishing nature invite our minds to recharge, to improve.

Leo Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina”:

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

Now is the time to get things done. To be more productive. To try something new. …


What’s the secret

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In my recent story “What Is Attractive, According to Science” I went over 5 traits of physical attractiveness. Studies lead to 5 conclusions. By this measure, I’m physically not attractive. Of the 5 factors, I only score fairly “high” on 1. The others are average at best.

So, what’s the secret of attractiveness? I have already found that attractiveness is more than good looks. And when it comes to superficial factors like appearance, clothing, or self-care, there are numerous strategies to improve perceived attractiveness. I discuss a few of these tips in my posts “How to Always Look Stylish” or…


Studies Lead to 5 Conclusions About Physical Attractiveness

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We’re animals. Still. Attraction is an instinct. While it’s versatile to some extend, key aspects of perceived attractiveness seem to be inherent to our species. Logically, traits of attractiveness differ between women and men. Both, in physical form and in inner qualities. A few are surprisingly similar though. The following 5 traits of physical attractiveness have been pointed out by science.

1. Height

A classic factor in studies on physical attractiveness in both, men and women, is overall body height.

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