Scientific and Informative Posts

July 22, 2019

As self-care becomes more popularized on social media, we’re seeing more and more ideas of what self-care means for different people. Pictures of matcha lattes, bubble baths, and candles fill our feeds. But as Kendra’s post highlighted, this consumerist view on self-care may not be completely filling its purpose. 

Self-care can be defined as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” It’s going to...

April 26, 2019

What makes an adult an adult? I have been thinking about this more and more recently, and I am increasingly puzzled as to why we seem to have a pre-defined age? In the UK and US, you are officially declared “legal” when you turn 18. In the UK, you can buy alcohol, vote, and get a credit card at 18. Before you are 18, you can even drive a car and sign up to go to war – all pretty big things. But, when it comes to mental maturit...

September 21, 2018

I would have textbook female Asperger’s if ‘textbook female Asperger’s’ was a thing, but it’s not, because all the textbooks are written about males.

Disclaimer: This post includes a lot of comparing women and girls to men and boys, however, any time I describe something as being more common in one compared to the other, it is a generalization, based on differences between average expression of a trait between males and females...

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