Porn use is up, thanks to the pandemic

Online pornography is one business that's booming during the coronavirus pandemic. A psychology researcher explains its pull and whether there are likely to be longer-term effects of this surge in use.

Joshua B. Grubbs, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University • conversation
April 8, 2020 ~8 min

 psychology  pornography  social-distancing  social-distancing-and-coronavirus  boredom  psychology-research  sexual-dysfunction  pornhub  online-porn

Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar – tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation

A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.

Daniella McCahey, History Lecturer, University of Idaho • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

 antarctic  antarctica  isolation  ernest-shackleton  south-pole  boredom  explorers