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Strong relationships found to be key to happiness study reveals

 - Science - Jan 18 SHARE ON:
Strong relationships found to be key to happiness study reveals

Dr. Robert Waldinger, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard medical School and co-author of new book ‘The Good Life’ revealed that social interactions may be the key to leading a happy life. 

The book used the question as to how a person would prefer to spend a pleasant train ride: whether commuting solo and keeping to oneself versus striking up a conversation with a stranger. 

In a study from the University of Chicago, people who decided to strike up conversations rated their commuting as more pleasant than normal. 

Waldinger and his co-author Marc Schulz wrote how people are particularly bad at forecasting the benefits of relationships. “A big part of this is the obvious fact that relationships can be messy and unpredictable. This messiness is some of what prompts many of us to prefer being alone.”

A study beginning in 1938 followed the live of 724 Harvard students and low-income boys from Boston in the world’s longest scientific study of happiness to date. 

The study expanded to consist of 2,000 people. The researchers gathered health records every five years, meeting them in person every 15 years. One thing became undeniable: strong relationships were mot accurately predicting people’s happiness. 

People revealed how they overcame adversity, whether it be loss or even illness, through their connections. As people aged, they regretted the little time spent with family and how trivial they found success and money to be. 

The researchers have outlined how people can cultivate such strong relationships:

  • Work on social fitness: Schedule time with people who you want in your life and put oneself out there to meet new people. 
  • Use technology to your advantage: Work on becoming an active consumer instead of a passive one: check in when necessary and don’t consume social media mindlessly. 
  • Cultivate the skills of attention: giving someone attention seems simple, but it can be easily ignored. A person receiving undivided attention would feel valued and loved. 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help: accepting one’s vulnerability takes a lot, but it is crucial to deepen one’s relationship. The fear associated with vulnerability is understandable, but relationships build a bedrock of wellbeing and a safety net that people cannot afford to lose. 

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LadBible features Maltese AFM helicopter ‘penis drawing’

 - International - Jan 18 SHARE ON:
LadBible features Maltese AFM helicopter ‘penis drawing’

International news platform Ladbible has just featured the recent incident which saw a an Armed Forces of Malta’s helicopter drawing a penis through its flight pattern. 

The helicopter to have created the image is an AW139, with flight umber AS1429 flying over Comino creating a phallic stream which was pinpointed via Flightradar24. 

 

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The AFM later responded to questions on Monday evening, saying that the image printed by flightradar24 was printed out of context. The tracking did not sow the completed flight path, but this did not the news platform from picking it up. 

Ladbible, which boasts 12.8 million followers, shared the story to their feed, amassing over 8K likes as of time of writing.

‘The skyborne penis was spotted by popular flight tracking site Flightradar24, who posted the helicopter’s path on social media showing the elaborate series of loops and swoops taken to draw out the d**k’ the platform wrote. 

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Tottenham fan charged with assault after kicking at Arsenal keeper

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Tottenham fan charged with assault after kicking at Arsenal keeper

Police have confirmed how a man will be going to court after he kicked Arsenal goal keeper Ramsdale during the North London Derby. 

35-year-old Joseph Watts is due to appear at Highbury Magistrate’s Court on Friday 17th February after an incident wherein he kicked Arsenal goalkeeper Ramsdale at the end f the derby. 

This came after Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspurs, with Watts being charged with assault by beating, going onto an area adjacent to playing area and throwing a missile onto a football playing area. 

 

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Ramsdale told Sky Sports that the Spurs fans were ‘giving some through the game’ and that he was giving some back. ‘The people I did give it to greeted in sportsmanlike terms but one fan tried to give me a little punch on the back.’ 

The player expressed his shame as it is ‘just a game of football at the end of the day.’ Meanwhile, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte called for more respect to be sown to players. 

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Pelin Kaya identified as Gzira car crash victim: killed on 30th birthday

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Pelin Kaya identified as Gzira car crash victim: killed on 30th birthday

Pelin Kaya was identified as the woman who was killed Wednesday morning after being hit by a car driven by Jeremie Camilleri 

Kaya was hit by the black BMW driven by Camilleri as she walked on a Testaferrata Street pavement at 1am. She unfortunately died at Mater Dei Hospital after being rushed there by an ambulance. 

Times of Malta revealed that her family had been informed of her death and that relatives are expected to fly to Malta later on Wednesday. 

Kaya worked as an interior designer at a local high-end furniture store, described as a ‘wonderful person.’ Kaya lived in Gżira, close to the crash site, and had been living in Malta for over a year. 

Police told Times of Malta that there seems to be no reason to assume that Kaya and Camilleri knew each other. Eyewitnesses also claimed that the perpetrator threw stones at the victim and then assaulted other passers-by and police. 

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