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How to bounce back from life’s disappointments

ALAN YOUNGBLOOD / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES Enlarge Image  There are many things you can do to enhance your personal resilience, including connecting with people you trust.

ALAN YOUNGBLOOD / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES Enlarge Image
There are many things you can do to enhance your personal resilience, including connecting with people you trust.

Have you ever felt like life is a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs, twists and turns? Well, you aren’t alone. Life hits hard sometimes, no matter how much we try to avoid problems, big or small, they will come our way. Our ability to manage the roller-coaster of life is often referred to as resilience. Psychologists describe resilience as adapting well and bouncing back from adversity. Recent research has expanded our understanding of resilience to include not only our ability to recover from setbacks but to actually embrace change, softening rather than fighting the hardships we face in life. Personal resilience is made up of skills and abilities that help us to steer through adversities in life. Research also shows a strong support system is one of the most important factors in personal resilience…

 

Australian Foreign Aid’s $10Bln Cut Leaves Indonesia Unready for Disasters

Last week the Australian government decided to cut foreign aid by $3 billion over the next three years, a move that may have repercussions in the whole Asia-Pacific region and especially Indonesia, as the area is prone to natural disasters…

 

What might the tsunami have looked like on social media?

Aerial views of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 tsunami (top) and today

Aerial views of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 tsunami (top) and today

How has social media transformed our understanding – and our ability to respond to – major disasters? The Indian Ocean Tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters on record. But it also occupies an unusual place in history. Although it occurred in a globalised world, and was covered by every major media source on earth, it took place just before the modern age of social media…

 

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