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Fear of Missing Out

Tired Eyes

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

New research from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance creates fresh urgency around tired-teen driving and the often catastrophic toll a few hours here and there can take.

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

What's the Opposite of FOMO?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Stop wishing that you were somewhere else, spending time with other people, or living a different life. We all have our own life lessons to learn. Let your lesson for today be this: Saying Yes to wherever you are, is one of the simplest and best things you can do for yourself and others.

Do You Have Commitment Fomobia?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

The Fear Of Missing Out can be clear symptom of, and defensive response to, an even greater fear of romantic commitment and intimacy. True intimacy, shouldn't be rushed, constantly questioned, or endlessly tempted by Tinder 24/7. If that's what you're experiencing, you've got some work to do.

The Unending Anxiety Of An ICYMI World

The New York Times | Teddy Wayne | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

In case you missed it, the initials ICYMI stand for the first five words of this sentence. In the event you have, indeed, missed it (ITEYH, I, MI has ...

What 'Fear of Missing Out' Really Means for Millennial Personal Finance

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money

Millennials have a unique outlook in terms of what they're willing to spend their money on. Instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses, they're letting FOMO or "fear of missing out" guide their money choices.

FOMO: Keeping Up with the Acronyms

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

I don't remember my parents worrying about me missing a big party or being concerned how grounding me for two weeks would impact homecoming plans. Why, then, are we so challenged around setting limits for our children?

Overcoming The Fear Of Missing Out

Stephen Mariani | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen Mariani

I'm not quite sure if the fear of missing out on something is a trait you're born with, develop through the years or is just a problem that's come to light since social media became a part of our lives. One thing is for sure, though: social media makes that type of fear surface with every refresh of your Instagram feed.

Bianca Bosker

The Most Anxiety-Provoking Instagram Photo Is No Photo At All | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

One of my closest friends posted something highly suspect on Instagram last month: Nothing. He and a handful of friends were on a four-day getaway, an...

The Fear of Missing Out -- and How It's Killing You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.

A Cure For FOMO

LinkedIn | Tim Otis | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means - there will be acute cases of FOMO due to the over-share of Caribbean vacations, patio networkin...

Could Your FOMO Kill You?

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabriel Mizrahi

The fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, is a real phenomenon. And it only seems to be getting worse as our technology forces us to realize that t...

Why We Really Experience FOMO

Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kristin Luna for Every eight minutes, someone on Twitter gets FOMO. It may seem like little more than the superficial distress cal...

Why You Should Miss Out More

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Yes, you will have to make choices. Some things will go by the wayside and you may not meet everyone's expectations every time. But an authentic, value-driven choice will give you the confidence to miss out joyfully.

How We Use Social Networking, Part 3: The FoMO Effect

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

FoMO can easily take on a life of its own and gradually dominate a person's life style. As daunting as it may be, working toward developing real-life attachments and close friends is ultimately likely to be a better cure for any insecurity that may be motivating you.

Why I'm Quitting Social Media For 30 Days

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

My compulsive checking had become a burden instead of a fun way to keep in touch. I wanted to live a better, more present life, and in order to do that I had to stop bombarding myself with information on how everyone else was living theirs.

Why I No Longer Care About 'The Fear Of Missing Out'

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I've always been a magazine junkie. I suffer from a serious Us Weekly addiction, as I described in a recent blog post, but my obsession goes way deeper than that.

How to Handle the Fear of Missing Out

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Do you ever experience a fear of missing out? In this video I share my spiritual tips for working through it.

Tackling FOMO at a New Level

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Sofia Stafford

I have come to the conclusion that while FOMO still is very much about the struggle to find that balance, it also addresses our desire to seek belonging and direction.

3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants y...

A Prescription for the Fear of Missing Out

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

I now understand that, even though it's incredibly dorky, sometimes it's okay to say no to brunch so that you can stay in, close the curtains, and pretend the world doesn't exist while you scrapbook.

Fear Of Missing Out, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

"Fear of missing out" has become a common phenomenon in our fast-paced society, which is why it's so important to step back and take time out for your...

Erica Diamond: Third Metric: Missing Out

Erica Diamond | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women
Erica Diamond

Sometimes we miss out on amazing opportunities with the choices we make, but in my opinion, it's simply about priorities. And I'm just not prepared to put my family second.

4 Ways To Combat Midlife FOMO

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

It struck me that members of the 'Post-50' generation have our own version of FOMO. But it comes with a twist, and that highlights the importance to create a reason for being during midlife... and the years beyond.

Got FOMO? You May Be Less Satisfied With Life, Study Finds

Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/14/2013 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience Worried that everyone else is doing something ...