Don’t Ignore These Worrying Signs That a Friend Needs Help

Friendship through thick and thin

Sometimes the best thing to do is to help your friend is simply to listen to them. Photo via Pexels, CC0.

It’s a simple fact of life that you’re going to spend some of your time worrying about your friends. That makes a fair amount of sense as, after all, you care deeply about your friends, and the last thing you want is for something to happen to them. Most of the time this is going to take the form of things like stress from work and other relatively minor things. If that’s the case, then you’ll usually be able to have a chat with them over a cup of coffee and let them vent their frustrations to you. However, there are also going to be occasions where things are a little more serious than that. Sometimes the problems that your friend is facing might be something that has you genuinely concerned. This can often be an incredibly difficult situation to deal with but here are a few simple things that you can do in order to help and support a friend who’s going through something difficult. Continue reading

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Do Men Have It Easier Than Women Or Is This A Fallacy?

Take a look at any glossy women’s magazine, and there tends to be a couple of pages of man bashing that have managed to squeeze their way inside. Recently, there has been a trend to be more vocal about the issue of inequality between men and women whether this is the gender pay gap, the fact that more men appear on corporate boards or that there are more male protagonists in Hollywood movies. There is a notion that if you are born male, you will have an easier life than your female counterparts. Is this true? It’s time to look at the details. Continue reading