Laura Sciarpelletti

Laura Sciarpelletti is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver, B.C. She most recently interned at NYLON Magazine in New York City and her writing focus typically centers on music, film, culture and self-help. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and English from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Comparison is part of being a human, it seems, but the way in which we compare ourselves to others on social media is dangerously out of proportion...

The Dangerous Ways We Compare Ourselves on Social Media and How To Stop

2017 marked a year of big life events, according to my Facebook feed. Not a single day—and I do mean not one—went by without one of my friends or acquaintances either getting engaged, getting pregnant, getting married or having a child. Now, it didn’t matter that I’m not in any way ready for these things …

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The habit of continuing to make the same mistakes and getting into unhappy relationships is a pattern that haunts far too many humans. The psychology...

Bad Love: Breaking Down The Behaviors That Keep Us In Unhappy Relationships

What are some of the most common behaviours that keep us in unhappy relationships? According to psychologists, it’s the fear of being alone and a hunger for approval and intimacy. Two very human emotions. These are apparently so strong in the majority of us (whether we realize it or not) that even if our partners aren’t …

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Everyone daydreams. But exactly WHY do we daydream, and is it good or bad for us? Laura Sciarpelletti takes a look at what science has to say about it...

Why Do We Daydream, and Is It Good or Bad For Us?

In a society pushed by the expectation of productivity, daydreaming tends to have a negative reputation. Anyone who watched after school specials as a child remembers the “weird kid” being chastised for daydreaming—all of his or her peers laughing after the teacher snaps them out of it. Perhaps this is why the more athletically inclined children …

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