1 - 1 & group chat with the best in the world
Give a tip
Support expert sam-s-2 with a one-off or recurring tip.
Zimbabwe spent thousands of dollars on judges' wig
The Zimbabwe government has come under fire after it emerged that it spent thousands of dollars on importing legal wigs from the UK for local judges, with critics lambasting the purchase as a colonial hang-up and a waste of money. The Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported that the country's Judiciary Service Commission placed an order for 64 horse-hair wigs from Stanley Ley Legal Outfitters in London, at a cost of £1,850 ($2,428) per wig and totaling £118,400 ($155,000). Wigs from the outfitter range in price from £457.50 ($599) for a standard barrister's wig, to £2,495.83 ($3,265) for a judge's ceremonial wig.https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/05/africa/zimbabwe-judges-wigs-gbr-intl-scli/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-04-06T01%3A03%3A04&utm_term=link&fbclid=IwAR1PVCfOCOIYBOnEi519x5fYC6WDKsXslIEKc4SJ5gTbY2n-4eAI2DIzUAY
Why insecure people buy more things
The link between a poor interpersonal life and materialism has been known for decades, but the exact reason for this connection hasn't been clear. New research shows that two problematic attachment styles can push people towards seeking the love and affection they crave in material wealth. The study shows both how broken-hearted people use materialism as a crutch and how this dependency can be reversed. What makes somebody materialistic? We know what materialism looks like—constantly pursuing luxury, envying others for their success, desiring more possessions, and being greedy. It's even been shown that materialistic people have worse mental health, a lower sense of well-being, and a general disregard for the environment. But what makes somebody turn out this way is less clear. Could it be genetic? Some result of their upbringing?https://bigthink.com/sex-relationships/interpersonal-insecurity-leads-to-materialism?utm_medium=Social&facebook=1&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3F8N7PK6AD0cG_3Y0l_cTqjnLqV6Sj5kquPgRVjGQ_Ohe9tw1NUclNIiY#Echobox=1545328780
How does stress affect your brain?
Researchers have found that sometimes stress can help sharpen the mind and improve the ability to remember details about what is happening. In other cases, stress can produce a wide range of negative effects on the brain ranging from contributing to mental illness to actually shrinking the volume of the brain. 1. Chronic Stress Increases the Risk of Mental Illness 2. Stress Changes the Brain's Structure 3. Stress Kills Brain Cells 4. Stress Shrinks the Brain 5. Stress Hurts Your Memory https://www.verywellmind.com/surprising-ways-that-stress-affects-your-brain-2795040
Rise of the No-warning Divorce
I'd be lying if I said I saw it coming," says Emma*. "We were busy parents and professionals. We didn't really argue. There were ups and downs, but nothing that said 'unhappy'." It was Boxing Day, after what Emma thought had been the perfect Christmas, when her husband turned to her and announced he was leaving. She was 39, they'd been together since they were teenagers and they had a nine-year-old son. He told her, "I can't do this any more," and admitted that there was someone else.https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/i-felt-as-if-the-person-i-knew-died-the-rise-of-the-no-warning-divorce-20181113-p50fq3.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1FsTDDVDe807UF1N0Zajg8SUsnkMVbo2dDqK8fESTf2uF3NaFgJKSC5vQ#Echobox=1542483593
What would you do for your pet in their final days
A pet is never just a pet, every owner will tell you that. No matter the size, eating habits, and number of times you need to walk it, your pet becomes a family member and losing a family member is devastating. In these moments, your human presence, support, and care are as needed as ever.