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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 05.01.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Is It Worth Sacrificing Your Secrecy to Be Social?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

The amount of access we're unknowingly granting to the seemingly innocent sites we visit on a daily basis is getting more and more invasive with no end in sight. How do we shield ourselves from this invisible line we didn't even know existed?

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 YouBeauty.com Every eight minutes, someone on Twitter gets FOMO. It may seem like little more than the superficial distress cal...

Staying in Is the New Going Out: Forget FOMO

Unwritten | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Unwritten

The stereotypical FOMO sufferer is that one person that will never turn down an invite. They will be peer pressured into going out, despite swearing blind they were going to take a night off, simply for the fear of missing out. See, I'm more of a JOMO kind of gal -- I relish in the joy of missing out.

What I Saw When I Finally Looked Up From My Phone

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

The weather was as close to perfect on our vacation as we could have hoped for, the sunsets were spectacular, both of my children had a wonderful time and my husband and I finally got a chance to reconnect. And I have almost nothing to show for it.

Why You Should Miss Out More

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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.