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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
mental health

Maltese People Are More Artistic Than Other Europeans, According To A New Study

Unsurprisingly, less than 1% of Maltese participants said that lack of proximity was a problem for them. For comparison, 29% of Romanians who said it was specifically distance that stopped them from participating in cultural events.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
25 Dec 2017 Malta

The internet is a dark place for women

To say that hatred flourishes in social media is by no means groundbreaking. However, a new study by Amnesty International shows that consequences of "online abuse" are especially hurtful to women.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
23 Nov 2017 Austria

How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s

Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
13 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill

There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?  
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Nov 2017 Belgium

Gender inequality could be killing Polish men

A recent article in Gazeta Wyborcza looked at suicide rates in Poland -- the second highest in the European Union behind Lithuania and the 15th highest in the world -- and suggested gender equality could save the lives of thousands of men.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
18 Oct 2017 Europe

Teaching teachers about body shaming

Can teachers remark on a child's body weight? The line between concern and shaming is sparking a heated deabte in Slovakia.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Estonia's unfaced drug problem

Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
6 Oct 2017 Estonia

Growing a space for male victims of domestic abuse

Faced with the prospect of ridicule or disbelief, the majority of abused men are afraid to talk about the violence inflicted by their partners. Many have been conditioned never to use violence against women, even in self-defense.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
3 Oct 2017 Belgium

What Europeans can learn from  the body positive yoga scene in America

Fat people were always told that there was only a certain kind of physical activity that they could do and that every sport they try is tied to weight loss.
Pauline Tillmann recommended by Pauline Tillmann Deine Korrespondentin, Germany
28 Sep 2017 Germany

Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?

Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
25 Sep 2017 Ireland
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