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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.

Why I'm Not Enjoying this Time in My Life More

Jaye Watson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I have friends who work and friends who stay home. None of it's easy, but I have spent ten years trying to balance between my marriage and my career and my kids and I've decided that balance is a dirty word that exists to make us feel bad about ourselves. I do many things, none of them well.

Slowing Down in an Age of Speed

Homaira Kabir | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

It is in slowing down that we connect to the deep recesses of our minds, to the wonder of simply being alive, and to the responsibility we carry towards those we share our lives with.

Slowing The Race That Never Was

Jeremy Shure | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Shure

In parallel, technology has launched a drop-down drag-out fight for our attention through social channels, and external validation manifests itself through likes, favorites, shares and retweets. We love external validation.

Thriving at the Edge: A Conversation With Donna Stoneham

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Thriver's Edge by Donna Stoneham, PhD offers seven key pieces of advice on how to identify your life's vision and how to make it a reality. Through personal experience and research, Stoneham's book offers a road map to moving from a mindset of struggle to one of thriving. I spoke with Stoneham about her inspirations for the book, how to use social media for your benefit, and what it takes to keep thriving.

Is Worrying A Modernist Invention?

The New Republic | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

YOLO is the antidote to FOMO. They are the two guiding principles of our time, the time after God’s death. Drunk on the idea that we are free an...

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.

The One Question You Must Stop Asking Your Kids

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Asking our kids to continually gauge the majority of their life experiences through fun binoculars (and to present them that way on social media) isn't just annoying and unrealistic, it's potentially harmful.

Missing Out: The Art of Not Missing It

Jennifer Legra | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

When you live abroad, you spend a lot of time missing out on things: the birth of babies, the union of two souls, the showering of a bride-to-be... and those are just the big ticket items.

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.

How SXSW Is Like Parenting

Noelle Newby | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Noelle Newby

For 11 days of festival fun, clean-up is estimated to take around 4,800 hours -- a ratio of 18 hours of pain for every hour of playtime. To someone currently mired in Matchbox cars, Legos, Play-Doh and Spiderman stickers, that math sounds about right.

Inside the Mind of a Teen's Instagram Post

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.21.2015 | Media
Lauren Galley

Most parents don't use Instagram and therefore have no concept of the anxiety that girls face when using this popular application. It's a lot like a roller coaster ride.

No, I Won't Apologize For Instagramming My Brunch

Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Alexis Kleinman

I'm that girl. I take photos of brunch and post them on Instagram. I'll roll down the cab's window as we drive over the bridge and take a picture of M...

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 ...

FOMO in the Information Age

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Trisha de Borchgrave

When the duration of an article a postponement, the final flourish of scrolling to the bottom of a screen is a certainty that we remain in the know, even though the details might be hazy. Information it might be but are we learning anything? Or is knowing close enough to knowledge?

Saturday Night FOMO

Bianca Heyward | Posted 01.29.2015 | Style
Bianca Heyward

As someone who primarily works out to wear my new soul cycle gear, it's safe to say my favorite new articles of clothing influence my plans. Seeing as most of my evening ensembles don't really match with wind, rain, or snow, that gives me extra incentive to stay home at night.

The A-Z Of Slang Will Help You Avoid FOMO, Turn Up, And Impress Your Bae

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy

Between "basic b-tch" and "normcore" and "can't even," keeping track of the words the kids are using can be hard. This video by i-D Magazine, wants...

Confessions of an Email Hoarder and 4 Tips to Tame an Inbox

Mary Novaria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Novaria

If there are pileups in one area of my life, there are likely pileups elsewhere, too. So now that I've begun to get a handle on my email, I'm feeling daring enough to close some of the tabs on my Internet browser and maybe even throw in a load of laundry.

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?

How FOMO Is Making You Feel Friendless

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Elani Kaufman, Lincoln P...

What Do YOLO and FOMO Mean for Millennials' Retirement Planning?

Jacob Gold | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
Jacob Gold

Step back to appreciate that life is a balancing act and retirement savings needs a seat at the team next to YOLO and FOMO.

Rules of Netiquette: Why Unfriending and Blocking on Facebook Can Be For the Best

Julie Spira | Posted 10.19.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

While I encourage singles who are experiencing a recent breakup to do their digital housekeeping, so they can move onto a healthy relationship without obsessing about their ex, there's another type of unfriending that's been going on and it can really hurt -- getting dumped by a platonic friend when you don't see it coming.

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Do Almost Anything

Jessica Shaool | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

The FOMO ("Fear of Missing Out") phenomenon isn't limited to single, trendy 20-somethings living in Manhattan. Shortly after my son started to understand language, I learned through sheer luck that toddlers actually experience FOMO too.

12 Secret Reasons Why People Like Your Posts on Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

After all, the two of you haven't spoken in months. Why emerge from the woodwork now? Did she really like Game of Thrones, or was it rather your attention that she sought, and succeeded, to garner?

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...