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Social Media Addiction

Get Off the Stage and Get in the Moment

Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

Pictures and other means of documentation are valuable because they assist in keeping the memories alive; however, what if they also create a distraction from the importance and beauty of the actual moment?

Social Media Is Ruining Everything

Benjamin Gordon | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Benjamin Gordon

A typical day for me starts out with me turning off the alarm on my smartphone and immediately taking the opportunity to check all my texts, instant messages, emails, status updates... you get the picture.

Emoji Is The New Language Of The Future -- And There's No Going Back

Tallia Storm | Posted 05.11.2015 | Teen
Tallia Storm

But the reality is that emoji isn't just for family banter and sarcastic dialogue. Nor is it simply to be regarded as an amusing supplement to language. We teens are at the forefront of a generation that is living in the now.

Are You Addicted to Sharing?

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Connolly

I'm now trying to find a healthy balance between totally wired and totally unplugged. It's harder than I expected. How wired in are you? Have you tried unplugging for more than 24 hours?

Whither Social Media?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Frank A. Weil

Oh, for the good old days, when a very popular person might count their number of good friends on their fingers and toes. Today, if someone does not have a 1,000 friends and followers, they must be exuding either the worst body odors that the Internet can carry or they are virtual hermits.

Social Media and the Ability to "Be"

Devynn Barnes | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 ...