Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Smart phones may be bad for our mental health

I've learnt a new word English word though the web. The word I've just found is "phubber", which is a combination of "phone" and "snubber". People use the word "phubber" when they are talking about people who ignore real people around them, because they are concentrating on their mobile phones. They move their heads slowly downwards looking at their smart phone. 
It seems that when we are involved in our phone, we don't know time passing. If we were to check our smart phone compulsively, we wouldn't really control it, and we would feel we have to do it again and again.
Most psychologists think that smart phone probably leads to an increasing mental problem for teenagers. This means they have phisical and mental need to keep on mobile phone. In other words, they feel they are addicted to smart phone. There are people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and people who can be addicted to other things, like mobile phones.
In addition, studies have shown that spending too much time on our smart phone is bad for our focus and mental health. 
Although smart phone is a useful way to keep in touch with people, we should incourage people to comunicate in person. 

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Marine animals killed by plastic

According to the Australian Marine Consevation Society, more than one Million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals are killed every year by plastic. When plastic breaks down into smaller pieces, marine animals suffer by eating them.
The two pictures below show a dolphin and a whale both made of plastic recycling. They have been made in the middle of a Rome's square.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The first days of March in London

Just a short post to show the weather conditions I saw in London last week.  Snow and rain since 1st to 5th of March.

In the aim to avoid cold weather, I spent about one hour visiting the Inner Temple Library. 😓 It's a private law library in London, serving barristers, judges, and students. In addition to legal materials, we can found there specialist Scottish and Commonweath collections.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed England. 😊 Although cancelled Tubes and trains is annoying, I think London's people felt this extreme weather so exciting. There were people taking pictures of the snow out of the windows, and boys throwing snowballs in the park for hours. I heard people's conversation about weather on the Tube, in shops.  With a sprinkle of snow the ugliest place of London looks nice.