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Social Media Addiction

Social Media and the Ability to "Be"

Devynn Barnes | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology
Devynn Barnes

I'm not talking about losing the ability to "be in the moment" -- an overused phrase often dropped by those opposed to social media movement, and one that I see as weak ammunition. What I'm afraid we've lost is not the ability to be in the moment, but the ability to just be.

Social Media Is Another Canvas for Millennial Artists

Alyssa Chayasing | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
Alyssa Chayasing

I want to be a master in my field, so I don't have time to get caught up in a distraction that shouldn't exist. I want to be a great artist someday, and that won't happen if I become satisfied by likes and nice comments from being a "good" artist.

A Conversation About Conversations

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Tons of research suggests that we enjoy social interactions like conversing, dancing, partying and drinking with friends. Yet we spend our time alone on devices, loosely connected even when we are amidst our social kind.

No, You Probably Won't Get Addicted To Facebook

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.29.2015 | Science

As social media use has surged, so too has research on its addictive potential and negative psychological impacts. A number of studies have sugges...

This Is What Happened When I Put Tinder Aside to Pursue the Girl of My Dreams

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As Max Frisch said: "Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."

Research Links Addictive Social Media Behavior With Substance Abuse

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science

Plenty of research has demonstrated that the addictive quality of social media is very real. And according to a new study, heavy social media use may ...

5 Signs You Should Take A Break From Social Media

Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Samantha Gregor In a tech-obsessed society where 500 million tweets are sent per day and 1.28 billion people use Facebook on a regular basis...

The Characters You Follow On Twitter

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Twitter lies. There are definitely more than 140 characters allowed in the Twittersphere. Here are some of the many idiots and characters that you follow on Twitter.

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

Carolyn Gregoire

What Happens When You Remove Facebook's Most Popular Feature

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Benjamin Grosser describes himself as a longtime heavy Facebook user. But a couple of years ago, he noticed some disconcerting patterns in how he was ...

How To Use Facebook To Make Yourself Happy

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

Using Facebook has been linked to depression, increased loneliness and low self-esteem. For many of its users, the social media site is a meaningless ...

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...

21 Other Things You Could Be Doing Right Now

Marc Hartzman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Hartzman

Stop scrolling through your social feed. Just imagine what you could be accomplishing if you unplug for a while and start doing something else.

In Conversation With Expert Meditation Teacher Burgs on How the Quick Fix Got Broken (And Connecting to What Really Matters)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Fabricant

A 12 minute "go" when you ride the subway to work may cultivate some awareness, namely that you're either restless, lazy, fearful, judgmental, easily distracted or unable to concentrate -- but this is only the first step towards doing something about it.

This Is What Social Media Is Doing To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology

This is your brain: This is your brain on social media: Generally speaking, humans are social creatures, but according to AsapSCIENCE, in-...

The Scary Disease You Haven't Heard of Yet: Space Fever

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...

Our Curated Lives: The Insanity of Living Monotonously Happy, Perfect and Successful Lives

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Ritu_Sharma

At the end of the day, when you step away from your computer and phone, which posts from the day's romp across the social media landscape stick with you?

Why Hundreds Of Instagram 'Likes' Just Aren't Enough

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

The friend who was watching the movie with me didn't live in the same state, country or for that matter, the same continent as me. We were screen sharing and watching a movie on Netflix.

Social Media Is Actually Making You Socially Awkward

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

How often have you misinterpreted the meaning of a text message due to lack of tone, context or general connection with the person on the other side o...

Is Your Selfie Habit A Mental Health Issue?

Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Emma Stein With the recent traumatic news of Danny Bowman, the 19-year-old UK resident who attempted suicide after being obsessed with taking ...

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Traumatized By The Instagram Outage? Click Here For Help

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

The Instapocalypse arrived this weekend when Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing platform, shut down, much to the confusion and distress of its millio...

WATCH: Selfie Devotee Opens Up About Odd Affliction That Almost Drove Him To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

"Selfie" may be the 2013 word of the year, but for certain at-risk people, taking selfies just may be dangerous. It seems that some people simply c...

This Video Perfectly (And Hilariously) Captures Our Social Media Addiction (WATCH)

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh depicted a man in a bar wearing a dog cone around his neck, explaining to a woman staring at him, ...

The 'Pinability' of Pinterest

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

Pinterest's lure is in the hope. We see something we'd love to have or think we'll do someday, so we pin it.