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Merely passing in exams is not enough for students nowadays. Everyone wants to secure good grades, and so students preparing for an exam are often under a lot of pressure. Test anxiety is a common phenomenon …

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Test Anxiety in Students: How to Accept and Appropriately Address it in Time

January 14, 2018 – 8:24 PM |

Merely passing in exams is not enough for students nowadays. Everyone wants to secure good grades, and so students preparing for an exam are often under a lot of pressure. Test anxiety is a common phenomenon …

The Menace of Child Marriage in Pakistan: No End to This Horror Story

January 11, 2018 – 7:22 PM |

Child marriage is defined by the UNICEF as marriage before 18 yrs of age. It is the unfortunate reality for more than 60 million women worldwide and is a gross human rights violation. Though it …

Busting the Myths Around Breastfeeding Through Scientific Knowledge

December 29, 2017 – 11:02 PM |

As is the case for many concepts running from the ages, breastfeeding is also a concept that faces myths and misconceptions, and this lack of understanding affects the practices of the common people. I aim …

Maladaptation, Deliberate Self-harm and Suicide among Adolescents

December 26, 2017 – 9:02 PM |

As we grow older, our level of stress and adaptation too changes. Early on, babies cry or cuddle with mother to get feed, or sleep, or whatever they need. In adolescence, children are prone to stress with academic …

Male Dominance over Female in Pakistan

December 17, 2017 – 6:45 PM |

We usually think that we are moving with the society however in reality our thinking is still static.  We are compelled to follow the rules and accept the roles set by society for getting acceptance …

Climate Change and Global Warming – A Ticking Clock!

November 6, 2017 – 6:08 PM |

The life led by cavemen once is almost impossible to imagine today. If one is offered to live that life one would wonder where to start from. The advent of technology has brought life to …

Vani: How Age-old Societal Norms Steal the Freedom of Young Girls

October 25, 2017 – 8:02 PM |

Feudalism is centuries old in the land we call Pakistan today. This feudalism is defined by many aspects, one of which is the act of ‘Vani'; Vani includes giving away one or multiple girls of …

Adoption in Pakistan: Stigma around a Noble Deed?

October 23, 2017 – 12:17 AM |

Giving a child your name and shelter over their heads, by way of legal adoption is a noble gesture. I fail to understand why it is a stigmatized phenomenon in Pakistan to this day. No …

Determinants Associated With Unmet Need for Family Planning in Pakistan

September 22, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

What’s in a Cigarette? The Personal, Social and Environmental Cost of Cigarette Smoking Today

September 16, 2017 – 10:28 PM |

“Smoking is injurious to health!” – a statement we are all familiar with. However, individuals who continue to smoke in spite of this awareness, do so for one reason or another. According to World Health …

The Importance of Sex Education — Keeping Our Kids Safe!

August 23, 2017 – 10:16 AM |

Every single thought in this world has its own pros and cons. My claim to this world is: as long as any word or topic is considered taboo, the weight of its cons will be …

Tackling the Dark Side of Social Networking – Can We Put an End to Cyberbullying?

August 23, 2017 – 9:04 AM |

Our world today features marvels of science that make life simpler for us, and carry out various tasks in the blink of an eye. What is science? Is it the right way forward? Or is …

No Honor in Killing – Standing up to Violence against Women in Pakistan

July 30, 2017 – 1:03 PM |

A society is said to be ideal when men and women have equal rights. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, we are living in a society where the rights of women are violated every day. If we take …