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Research Links Addictive Social Media Behavior With Substance Abuse

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.13.2014 | 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 ...

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...

Bianca Bosker

The Myth Of Freedom From Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology

When the CEOs of big companies buy smaller startups in a grab for their members, the executives know there’s a very important, very formulaic promis...

The Social Media Fetish

William J. Furney | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
William J. Furney

How often do I need to know what someone's fleeting, mindless, thought is? Do I really need to see what you're about to devour for dinner, or even breakfast? Isn't it a bit early in the day?

Facebook Nation

Raquel Regalado | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

Today, I ask you to consider how social media platforms are changing the way we interact. To consider the impact that constant access to thoughtless chatter is having on our society and what example our own constant use is setting for our children.

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.

Where Internet Addiction Comes From

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

Before passing judgment on gambling addicts, know that their need to keep pulling the shot-machine lever isn't all that different from your need to ke...

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good of Children's Use of Social Media

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As evidenced every day in so many ways, the new technological landscape brings many wonderful benefits to our family's lives and relationships. At the same time, as with any new innovations, this impact has a dark side.

Tips To Overcoming Digital Addiction, From Brad Lamm (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

These days, we rely on our devices for everything, so it isn't hard to develop a digital addiction. Addiction Specialist & Lifestyle Interventionist B...

Crazy on You

Tom McNichol | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

DSM-V, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is due for publication in May. Here's a sneak preview of some new mental disorder categories.

A Weekend Without the Internet

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

I can't stop interacting with screens. I'm using one now, of course, to write this post -- a moment of necessary productivity -- yet I am tethered to an array of devices in an almost constant cycle of euphoric use, excited overuse and crushing regret.

Preparing for the National Day of Unplugging: No Time Like the Present

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

If you're new to unplugging, I've pulled together 15 ways to help you get acclimated to a new way of thinking about how you spend your time, alone and with others.

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.

For Those Addicted To Facebook, It May Be Time To Rethink Priorities

Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

You're waiting in line. Enter: your phone. You're in an awkward social situation. Enter: your phone. You're at home - bored, alone. Enter: your ...

My Two Months in Facebook Rehab

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.15.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I haven't gone on Facebook in a year. Whenever I am tempted, I speak to God. We have a special relationship because I had friended Him two years ago. He'd poked me twice.

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.

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

Another Reason Not To Facebook Stalk Your Ex

Posted 09.20.2012 | Women

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 09/19/2012 06:19 PM EDT on LiveScience Here's something you might already know: Checking and refreshing...

Try Not To Share This Short Film On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts

We all know the addiction that afflicts so many of us, whether we admit or not. Whether your poison be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or all of the abov...

Addicted to Facebook? Tips For Cutting Back On Social Media

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Recently I got a message from a student asking what techniques I would suggest for helping people limit their time on Facebook. Specifically, this student requested suggestions for NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques that could help.

Not FBO (Facebook Official) Anymore

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Elizabeth Krupka

About eight weeks ago I had one of the roughest breakups I thought I would ever have to go through. Tears were shed, memories felt lost, and I felt so lonely. The worst part? Clicking deactivate.

Facebook Interruptus

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Julie Flynn Badal

My addiction to Facebook hit a breaking point. It was time to go cold turkey. And I learned my need for connection and privacy are in constant competition on social media, and Facebook can't resolve either need in a satisfactory way.

Here Are Some Things Facebook Won't Be Telling You Today

SmartMoney | JAMI MAKAN | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

This article was originally published by SmartMoney.com 1. "We were in the right place at the right time." In the hit movie The Social Network, ...