Depression steals our interest in those things that used to thrill us, but — at first, at least — we don't know we've been robbed. Victims of burglaries and stickups know, but we don't. When and how will we demand our stuff back?
Cruises aren't for everyone—casinos, buffets, limitless cocktails, and constant social contact are dealbreakers for some—but making passengers feel special and safe has built a booming, $37 billion industry. A week onboard restored this introvert's faith in traveling.
Having an affirmation inked upon your back in a foreign language raises many questions, such as: Why put it in a place you can see only in mirrors and photographs? For whom is this message really meant?
Why are news stories based on scientific studies so trendy? Because reading them makes us imagine ourselves on speaking terms with the brilliant scholars who developed this data. This raises our self-esteem.
It's hard to believe that a multimillionaire superstar with many homes and over 35 million Twitter followers would seek self-esteem counseling, as was reported this week. Then again, it's not hard to believe that a domestic-violence survivor, which Rihanna also is, would seek such counseling.