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3 Steps To Becoming a Happier Person

Kiara Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | College
Kiara Williams

Inevitably, we compare ourselves to others, and it makes us question our self-worth and capabilities. Here are a few simple tips to making you a happier person:

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

Facebook Said Its Algorithms Do Help Form Echo Chambers. And the Tech Press Missed It.

Zeynep Tufekci | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Zeynep Tufekci

So, can you stop worrying about the role of algorithms and personalization in creating echo chambers online? The shortest version is this: Absolutely not.

Heavy Facebook Use Makes Some People Jealous And Depressed: Study

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology

Paying too much attention to your Facebook friends' updates could be bad for your mental health, according to a new study

That Emotionally Manipulative Facebook Study Was 2014's Most Popular Paper

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology

A Facebook study that manipulated your newsfeed to make you sad or happy was the most popular research of 2014, according to a company that tracks onl...

How To Quit Facebook Without Experiencing Withdrawal

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

If you're addicted to Facebook and trying to quit, here's a little trick: Think about how much you love Instagram. According to a new study, people...

Study Explains Why You Stalk Your Most Pitiful Friends On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology

On those lonely Saturday nights, you don't end up scrolling through your unemployed high school friend's Facebook by accident. There's a good, scienti...

Facebook Finally Admits 'Mood Altering' Study Not The Best Idea

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology

Facebook finally just kind of apologized for manipulating the emotions of hundreds of thousands of people. In a blog post published to Facebook, th...

Why You Shouldn't Trust Facebook Posts About 'Amazing' Relationships

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology

Sorry about this, but there's a new study out that will probably make those who are already unsure about their relationships feel even worse. Peopl...

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.

Why You Feel Terrible After Spending Too Much Time On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Next time you’re in a bad mood, resist the urge to try and cheer yourself up by checking Facebook. It likely won’t work, according to a recent stu...

Sheryl Sandberg Stops Short Of Apology For Mood Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

Facebook’s chief operating officer said Wednesday she was sorry a controversial study that manipulated nearly 700,000 people's Facebook accounts was...

Facebook Is Under Investigation For Mood Manipulation Study

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology

(Changes source; adds comment from regulator) July 2 (Reuters) - The British data watchdog is investigating whether Facebook Inc viola...

Facebook Scientist Who Secretly Manipulated People's Emotions: My Bad

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

The Internet erupted in anger this weekend after discovering that Facebook attempted to manipulate the emotions of hundreds of thousands of people in ...

Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology

Facebook is like indoor plumbing: You can live without it, but it’s uncomfortable. It’s thus little surprise to learn a new study has found te...

Study: People Who Overshare On Facebook Just Want To Belong

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

Every time you cringe, roll your eyes, and mute an annoying friend on Facebook for oversharing, you could be invalidating someone who just wants to be...

Facebook Wants To Know Why You Share This Bogus Obamacare Story

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.02.2014 | Technology

There is no "Obamacare tax" added to your bill when you shop for outdoor gear. But you may not know that from reading Facebook. In January 2013, th...

Facebook Can Predict With Scary Accuracy If Your Relationship Will Last

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology

In honor of Valentine's Day, Facebook let us in on something creepy. With the mountains of data it has on its members, Facebook has a pretty good idea...

The Colleges Where You're Most Likely To Meet Your Spouse

Posted 10.09.2013 | Weddings

A new study from Facebook found that more than a quarter (28 percent) of married Facebook users in the U.S. met their spouses in college. And it t...

What It's Like To Be An Introvert On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology

Researchers have confirmed what we've suspected all along: Parents and teens really do speak different languages online. But so do introverts a...

Why People Kill Off Their Facebook Selves

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology

Along with composting and biking, pledging to quit Facebook has become the hip new lifestyle promise to make over chit-chat at cocktail parties. But w...

Bianca Bosker

Why You Love Everything Awful Online | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

It was the story people couldn't stop sharing. Nina Davuluri's victory at the 2014 Miss America contest set off an explosion of racist tweets, which ...

People Who Crave Approval More Likely To Use Facebook: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology

Looking for a little affirmation that people like you? You may be more likely to head to Facebook in search of "likes," according to a new study. ...

WATCH: Does Facebook Make People Lonely?

Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Does spending all your time on social networks make you lonely? That's what a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona hoped to find ou...

Why People 'Like' Brands On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology

To many, "liking" a brand on Facebook seems even more disagreeable than befriending a former coworker with a cat obsession. It means opting in for mor...