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How our age affects our appetite?

Food is the daily fuel of humans. And our relationship with food is formed by income, availability, trends and even peer pressure. Which means that the relationship can be as much complicated as it is joyful. Hunger is the main stimulant that affects our appetite and informs the brain when it’s time to have a bite. However, nowadays we got into the trap of overconsumption: smell, sound and advertising which all make us eat even we are not hungry. This also affects our eating habits. Anyway, our appetite changes with aging as well. Our lives are divided into seven stages that illustrate the differences of our relationship with food. Knowing this might help fighting against a few main the twenty first century issues: overconsumption, obesity and eating disorders. The first decade, 0-10 In th...

Millennials are poorer than previous generations

Each generation has their standards of living. Millennials aren’t an exception. Even though their economic situation is discussed aloud as the most challenging, there are some reasons for this. University loans and the coinciding debts (especially in USA), the outcomes of the latest recession, higher expenses towards housing and living costs, excessively competitive job markets, etc. don’t make their life easier. Let’s take a closer look at the financial situation of millennials.  The fundamentals Millennials are people between 18 and 35 years old, also known as generation Y. It’s the largest and most powerful consumer generation (1.8 billion) surpassing Baby Boomers (1.1 billion). These young adults have totally different habits of buying, spending, and saving. This generation grew ...

8 worldwide facts from the 2018 report

These facts are taken from the 2018 best countries ranking report. The survey, based on more than 21,000 people’s opinions, reveals the worldwide condition of global affairs.  1.     The common view about the general situation of the world seems quite somber. 57% of respondents think that the world became less of a nicer place in the last year. A third of them do believe that it’s safe. And around 70% of people assume that the world’s economy is declining, despite the country, reports say. 2.     Over 60% of respondents count more on private companies rather than governmental ones. Moreover, at least three-quarter claims that the internet impacts them to act like a global citizen. 3.     Switzerland is recognized as the best country to live in (the second year in a row) and as a place whic...

Why we can’t stop going back to the same places?

Have you ever noticed that usually when we are meeting our besties, we choose the same places to hang out most of the time? Researchers, who are studying the nature of human behavior, revealed that a groups of friends stick to a small number of certain places. A specific number of places Even though there is always something new in town that people are up to trying, in most cases, we end up going to a maximum of 25 already tried and approved places at any given time.  Basically, when we are extending our geographic circle with a new bar or restaurant, a previous one is taken away from our list. Yes, it is all about the number. The researchers explain this situation as a result of our laziness and curiosity.   Laura Alessandretti, co-author and Ph.D. researcher at University of London, clar...

Why do we tend to forget people’s names?

Everyone knows that embarassing feeling when you are standing in front of a person and can’t remember his or her name a few minutes later after the introduction. It seems this is a trait that all human beings have in common. Here are the main reasons why it is so easy to forget people’s names. The next-in-line effect If there is a group of people and everyone has to introduce ones’ self, it is hard to concentrate and listen properly. Usually the concentration is devoted to our future performance, when we will need to say our name. Thus, there is not enough of capacity to memorize new names when the brain power is focused on ones’ self. The interest is not there Having interest is key. Some sociologists claim that more socially aware people tend to learn other person name much f...

Relationship tendencies in the 21st century

Relationship rules are shifting very rapidly, and they have become totally different from those we had in the past.  The art of negotiation  The old-fashioned relationship model has a clear task and role distribution among partners. It gave less freedom and had more responsibility (usually based on social stereotypes) but in a way, it ensured certainty. People knew what was expected of them, e.g. it was clear who earned the money, who looked after the children, or who had to take care of the household.  Everything has now changed. Partly, it is an impact of the gender equality movement and women’s rights. These strict rules are fading: there are no clearly-defined roles anymore. Instead, there are many possibilities how to behave and how to construct relationships. Accordingly, it re...

Why Valencia?

If anyone ever asks you the question, “Why Valencia?” after you’ve explained you have just relocated there, the simple answer is, “Why not?” Safely tucked away out of the hurley burley between Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is comfortable in its own skin. And what a skin that is. Valencia is an effortlessly livable city, a haven for foodies, culture-vultures and night owls. Valencia has never looked back since it courageously diverted its avowedly flood-prone river around to its outskirts and converted the now dry riverbed into an illustrious verdant park twining its way through the city. On it, Valencia unleashed innovative architectural designs such as the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Just as critical to Valencia’s enduring attractiveness to residents, visitors and expa...

Current social media demographics

4.021 billion people use an internet on a daily basis. This number grows 7% annually. 42% of the world’s population, which is 3.196 billion people, are social media users. Since last year, this number grew 13%. As we can see, social media is inherent in our lifestyle in this century. For this reason, the top 5 social networks and their demographics are revealed in this article. Keep reading it, since there is a great chance that you are a part of these statistics. The list is made according to Spredfast data. Top 5 social networks The first five positions that contain the biggest number of active social networks’ users don’t change much from year-to-year. In fact, they will not surprise you at all. However, the most popular social media sites vary a lot by level of usage in different...

Welcome to the 11th Issue of MyExpatsWorld Magazine

We are happy and excited to welcome you to our eleventh edition of this magazine. 
A magazine for people who live, or plan to move abroad. In this issue you can find out about life standards in three totally different cities: Manila, Oslo and Dublin. Get to know more about the differences around the world: what people choose to eat for lunch; what is the situation of paternity allowance all around the globe; what are the countries with the highest life expectancy in 2018. Gain the truth about those Paris clichés. Know why the Japan’s rent-a-family industry is thriving. Get useful tips on how to survive the Spanish heat. There are many more interesting stories to read for any taste. Take a look around! According to the latest research, it was estimated that a total of over 244 million...

Why the four-day work week is good for business

A company in New Zealand decided to test if the four-day work week was beneficial to business. Everything stayed the same, including salary, except employees were working one day less. The experiment lasted for eight weeks and proved that the work-life balance had increased from 54 percent to 78 percent. Stress levels had declined, and most importantly, the job performance wasn’t affected. In fact, it became mildly better.  After two months of trial, the company will be scheduling the four-day week permanently.  Productivity lasts less than 3 hours a day The CEO of the company, Andrew Barnes, was reading about a research project which revealed that employees are only productive for 2.5 hours a day. This is what made him consider a four-day week as an option. Andrew claimed that it was an e...

US birth rate at all-time low

America faces a record low fertility rate for the second year in a row. The research had blamed the latest recession. But even after the economic recovery, the numbers do not look any better. The reason why Americans have fewer babies mainly hides behind financial insecurity. Also, it may be bounded with woman rights and the gender equality movement. Many related concerns like the immigration situation, education, housing, the labor market, and the governmental fund, affect Americans’ decision to have larger families. Besides that, young adults prefer to have more spare time for themselves and personal freedom; some of them are still single or not sure if they want to commit to this “challenge”; others are stopped because of the child-care costs. Below you can see a bar chart with th...

How work will look like in 2100?

One thing is obvious, it will look totally different than today. The workplace progressed unrecognizably in the last 100, 50 and even 10 years. And it keeps changing accordingly. According to the futurists who share their predictions about the future, it will be totally different why, where, when, and how we work. The fundamentals of work It is foreseen that automation will eliminate the leftovers of the industrial revolution like standardized working hours and traditional hierarchies. It will be more similar to pre-industrial working conditions with community-oriented work structures.  The replacement of the human labor force Constant progress will make technology more complex and affordable. Eventually, it will lead to labor market changes: the human force will be replaced by robotics. T...