The Christmas tree (origin)

Before Christianity, ancient people in the Northern hemisphere used to hang evergreen on their door and windows. This is because the evergreen stayed, well, green all-year round, even during winter, representing the everlasting life. Some believed that it chased evil spirits, witches and ghosts. To accentuate those beliefs, around the 20 to 23 of December, …

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What can we learn from Émile Durkheim’s study of suicide in 2020?

In the age of Covid and lockdowns across the world, suicide has become yet again an issue facing so many. In the last few weeks or even months, you may have heard about the rising rate of suicide across the world related to the pandemic. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Center for Disease …

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