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Social Media Addiction

Are You Counting Tweets Instead Of Sheep?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By David Rodriguez, Lane Te...

5 Reasons Social Media Is Dangerous For Me

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

These people -- the ones in my home and in the post office and in my kids' school and in my neighborhood -- they are real life, and my real life deserves my full and undivided attention.

Carolyn Gregoire

LOOK: How Your Smartphone Is Harming Your Health | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Are you and your smartphone inseparable? If so, you're not alone -- plenty of research illustrates how increasingly addicted we're becoming to our mob...

Carolyn Gregoire

Welcome To Internet Rehab | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living

They've come from all over the country to be cured of one of society's newest, and potentially most debilitating, ailments. After trying and failing t...

10 Digital Detox Vacation Hacks To Help You Truly Unplug

Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

On our summer vacations this year (a time supposedly designated for resting and recharging), few Americans will actually leave their work and everyday...

Is Social Media Turning You into a Mommy Zombie?

Michelle Cove | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Michelle Cove

I fantasized about what was in my inbox. Some kind of acceptance letter? A note from a long-lost friend? A request for an interview or quote? I imagined these missives the way dieters daydream about chocolate chip ice cream and cheesy nachos.

Summer & Judaism's Advice on How to Make the Best of It

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

The "Jewish summer" encourages us to rid ourselves of the fantasy that life's blessings, such as peace and happiness, can be found outside. We ought to re-focus on who we truly are, and what our personal mission statements ought to be.

Fighting Our Addiction to Empty Stimulation

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are all sorts of TV shows and literature about interventions -- how you convince a loved one that their behavior is damaging not just themselves but everyone around them. But how do you perform an intervention for an entire society?

Is Twitter and Facebook the End of Society?

David Wygant | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
David Wygant

We've become so social media reliant even people we're close to now only send us Facebook messages on our birthday. And we've become such a disconnected society.

Social Media Hyper-narcissism? I Blame Jackson Pollock

Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Mateo Gutierrez

Have we become a society of amoral self-documentarians, where opinion alone reigns supreme as if it were valid each time in its own right simply by vi...

Sleepaway Camp and No Social Media: Yay!

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the school year they appear to have no desire or reason to take a break. Sleep-away camp leaves them no choice but to part from their social media.

Overcome Social Media Overwhelm

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

By picking the best information, learning from it, and applying it, you will be far ahead of the people who fritter away their lives reading yet another article about Facebook, yet doing nothing.

How This WHOLE Town Is Unplugging

Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living

In an attempt to get people outside "where only the birds tweet," the town of Ely, Minn., has announced a ban on social media, going into effect on Ap...

What Social Media Would Look Like Without The Internet (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

If you don't receive a text from your bestie this Friday night, it might be because she's pledged to unplug. On March 1 at sundown, participating ...

The Addiction and Cost of Social Media

Sam Fiorella | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

Have you ever found yourself asking, "Where did the last hour go?" when connecting with friends or colleagues in social networks? Social media is like a drug; just a little taste and we can't help but want more.

Confessions of a Social Media Maniac

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 04.25.2013 | Teen
Jonathan Jacob Moore

Not until I learn to remind myself of how little the opinions of others matter in deciding who I become in life will my social media addiction be entirely cured. It's not my use of the websites that trouble me, but my dependence on them to make me feel whole.

Recouping $650 Billion in Workplace Social Media Cost

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Eliyahu Federman

Of all the reasons employees abandon their work, wasting hours on social media, the most fundamental is the need to interact with others. The reality is that employees feel the need to socialize -- and will do so whether it's around the water cooler or online.

Do You Suffer From Social Media Anxiety Disorder?

Julie Spira | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

At the end of the digital day, understand that we live in a busy world that operates 24/7. Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and go to sleep. You might feel better about it in the morning.

Employees Only Work For THREE MInutes At A Time Before Getting Distracted

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

With work emails, personal emails, chitchat across open-office layouts and the multiple browser windows employees tend to have open, the workplace is ...

Hooked? How To Kick An Internet Addiction

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although there's no official diagnosis for Internet or social media addiction, in my view, if it negatively impacts other areas of a person's life and use becomes more and more frequent, then at minimum it's a dependence, and at worst it's an addiction. Don't fear, though -- it is treatable.

48-Hour Experiment

Minh Chau | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Minh Chau

Being disconnected from the Internet, whether it's for 48 minutes or 48 hours, was a refreshing slap in the face that life doesn't happen online: it's present, it's now, and it's going on with or without you.

Is Technology the New Opiate of the Masses?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, folks, everywhere you look these days, you see people "shooting up" their technological "drug" of choice, whether emails, text messages, Twitter or Facebook feeds, YouTube videos, streaming movies and TV shows, or playing app games on their smartphones.

7 Tips for Balancing Kids' Use of Screens

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many parents feel that screens have taken over their family's lives. While few could argue about the benefits digital devices offer, as parents, it's important that we establish guidelines for their use so they remain tools, rather than an endless distraction from real life.

The Problem With Our Social Media Addiction

Craig Kanalley | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media
Craig Kanalley

Earlier this year, a study found that social media is more addicting than alcohol and cigarettes.

FOMO Trumps FOPL With American Adults

Jeffrey Tinsley | Posted 09.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Jeffrey Tinsley

While people may be averse to a loss of privacy, they are even more averse to being left on the sidelines while the rest of their network happily rides off into the social sunset, tweeting and sharing along the way