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  • Emotional pain can physically hurt
  • Emotional pain can physically hurt
    Tom Waterhouse (2009) ©

Emotional pain can physically hurt

Many that've gone through a messy break-up talk about their feelings of pain as physical symptoms. The phrase 'broken hearted' implies a corporal element to emotional turmoil and now studies are indicating that emotional pain may indeed take as much of a toll on us as physical pain.



  • Reddit’s news site is a comment-free zone

    Reddit’s news site is a comment-free zone

    When Reddit launched its Upvoted podcast in early 2015, it was with the intention of highlighting the user-generated stories that often get highjacked by mainstream media. The site has now thrown caution to the wind, opting to launch its own standalone news website, also called Upvoted.

  • Facebook’s ‘dislike’ button isn’t what it seems

    Facebook’s ‘dislike’ button isn’t what it seems

    “People have asked about the dislike button for many years,” announced Mark Zuckerberg at an informal Facebook Q&A in September 2015. “Today is a special day, because I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.” Of course, the internet has had something to say about it.

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    How emojis make digital communication more human

    With just 7% of communication being attributed to spoken words, and the remainder down to body language and tone of voice, it’s easy to see why communicating online has been described as cold and impersonal. Emoticons, emoji and stickers are helping make digital communication a bit more human.

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    PopSci: a healthier information diet

    In a hyperconnected world, the ability to communicate with society at large has been democratised. But how can so much noise be filtered without impeding on freedom of speech?