Tags: Opinion

Social Media: An empowering tool for attention-craving narcissists.

Narcissism is on the rise and digital media has become a powerful tool to empower an attention-fame-craving society.

Buildings Should Influence Our Mood for the Better

Buildings can not only affect mood, but also a whole range of important factors. They can influence patient outcomes, affect whether we think in an abstract or detail-oriented manner, and improve or worsen our attention. Going forward, we should take action to make sure our built environment reflects this.

The Unavoidable Future: Collaboration between AI and Higher Education

An urgent renovation in higher education’s approach to AI is needed. More so than needed, it is inevitable. It is in the same manner as it was for computers and calculators; their implementation in the classroom and for math were once pivotal debates relevant to education that have now become trivial. 

From Revolution to Resilience: Ukraine’s Decade-Long Journey to EU Integration Explained by Experts

Ukraine's integration into the European Union is not a mere political process but a pure expression of Ukraine’s commitment to a future defined by freedom, democracy, and shared European values. Last week, alongside Stanislav Vynnytskyi and Anastasiia Pustovarova, outstanding students at IE University, and Francisco De Lasheras Borja, who helped organize this meeting, I was honored to talk with several esteemed experts on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.

Why Some Buy Their Self-Esteem

The social aspects of today's society can be incredibly frustrating and may even feel demanding to some extent. With self-esteem being a delicate subject for every individual, designer brands do an excellent job of targeting such fragile insecurities for their own gains. Luxury brands including Burberry, Givenchy, and Dior present ridiculously priced goods in the market.

Why Trusting Your Teammates Is Just As Important As Knowing Your Facts

I know for myself that it is not easy to let go when relying on others, especially when it is a project that affects your whole degree or is very dear to you. But I appeal to everyone, including myself, to at least put your mind to it.  In a world as uncertain and challenging as we are living in right now, we need leaders who can not only talk but listen, leaders who are secure in their facts just like their mistakes, and leaders who can trust in themselves just like in others.

Why Are Governments Obsessed With Controlling Women’s Clothing?

In one regime or another, women’s clothing is a pawn in the government’s desperate need for power. No matter the reason or excuse, governments attack women’s right to choose what they wear and to assert control over their people.

IE Labs Enrollment: Technology Has Failed Students Again

The optimal solution to the labs issue is an application-based labs enrollment. Here, students would have a few weeks to send in their applications to their preferred labs. Followed by a review period where the applications would be considered.

The Russian Orthodox Church Is the Kremlin’s Propaganda Tool

The ROC has always been a political tool of Russia. There are people in Ukraine who argue that banning their activities contradicts the principles of religious freedom. Personally, I think when the church becomes an instrument of political propaganda and clearly is an “enemy in your back”, it ceases to be a religious institution and becomes a political entity.

From Pledges to Betrayal: Unmasking the UN Human Rights Council’s Failure

The new vision for the UN Human Rights Council in 2006 was for the Council to replace promises and encourage peace mandates with tangible actions, yet the idea has proven itself to be a visionary’s dream. Almost nothing has changed.


Unwrapping the Magic of Latin American Christmas Celebrations

Grab your cafecito and come along to learn about the holiday experience in Latin America

FOMO: A University Student’s Biggest Enemy

There’s a phenomenon that tends to be common among university students, a phenomenon that for some has never been a problem, and for others can be confusing and frustrating. I'm talking about FOMO.

Social Media: An empowering tool for attention-craving narcissists.

Narcissism is on the rise and digital media has become a powerful tool to empower an attention-fame-craving society.