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A True Friend 'Likes' What You Have to Say

Andrew Cristi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Andrew Cristi

I was recently hanging out with a friend. On that particular day she was in a sad state, bemoaning her boyfriend problems. She is known for turbulen...

We Are What We Instagram

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

At a time in which we fragment ourselves, or at least, representations of ourselves, across various social media platforms, it's easy, if not inevitable, to lose sight of who we really are.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Life is not fair. Fear is cheap. Our dreams are what keep us going through the cruelty, darkness and soft bigotry of lowered expectations that is, unfortunately, all too much a part of our daily lives.

The Four Types of Friends You Have on Facebook

Stephen Mariani | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Stephen Mariani

Through the years, you've probably accumulated a laundry list of "friends" from different stages of your life. Some "friends" you keep around because you want to see what they're up to, others you want to keep in regular contact with and the rest you're just too lazy to "unfriend." (Why do they make that so hard to do?)

Study: People Who Overshare On Facebook Just Want To Belong

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

Every time you cringe, roll your eyes, and mute an annoying friend on Facebook for oversharing, you could be invalidating someone who just wants to be...

Yagana Shah

15 Things Parents Should Never Ever Do On Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty

In the golden days before the advent of Facebook, kids only had to worry about their parents embarrassing them at school pick-ups and during chaperone...

Is It Time for a 'Friendervention'?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

We're all too polite when it comes to telling people how we feel, or sharing our opinions. We don't want to hurt people's feelings or make them mad. But it's far more maddening when someone won't tell you to your face what people are saying behind your back.

Spiritual Friendship on Facebook: In Commemoration of Artie Lee

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Friendship has changed in our social-media age. We used to maintain long-distance friendships with letters and the occasional long-distance phone call. Today we sustain old friendships and establish new ones through emails, instant messaging, blog posts, tweets and Skype.

Careful Whom You Wish a Happy Birthday on Facebook

Brad Wheelis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

The point here is that we should pay better attention to those we have connected with. They may have some wisdom to share on line, a video that will make us laugh when we're not feeling so great, or we find out they've died and can no longer bask in the glow of a Facebook birthday.

Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' May Be Trouble

Russ Warner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Despite good intentions, Nearby Friends presents challenges for those concerned about cyberbullying, stalking and privacy. Because most teens are not very cautious when adding "friends" on Facebook, this new service could be more of a disservice.

This Man Is On A Mission To Meet His Facebook Friends In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2014 | Good News

Somewhere between the forgotten acquaintances from high school and that guy from work you only know by reputation, Facebook friend lists have swollen ...

What A Vacation From Facebook Can Teach You About Life

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Rasmussen

I think most of us tend to go through life thinking that other people have it so much better than we do and Facebook makes it easy to keep that theory alive. Taking this vacation from Facebook helped me decide to give up on the idea that my life as a whole will be perfect in every aspect. This has allowed me to be a much happier version of myself.

Here's Why Your Old High School Friends Are Unfriending You On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

If you're on Facebook, you probably have at least one former high school classmate who seems to never stop overloading your News Feed with crazy polit...

Facebook Will Now Tell Your 'Friends' When You Are Nearby

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Technology

Facebook has always been creepy. But now it's allowing you to be creepy, too! The site started rolling out an "optional" new mobile feature Thursda...

What Kind of 'Liker' Are You?

Michaela Fox | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Michaela Fox

"Likes" are Facebook's social currency, and there is plenty of thumbs up action going on. After all it feels good to be liked and social acceptance is no exception. But are you a genuine liker, or an automatic one? Do you actually like the things you "like" on Facebook?

The Facebook Lie We All Believe

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Scott Dannemiller

Wanna know a secret? We're all just fighting for something we already have. Like looking for the pen that's tucked behind my own ear. I scan my page for "likes" in hopes of finding a sense of peace. To drown out the voice in my head. My voice.

Do You Need an Internet Intervention?

Melanie Young | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I find it unsettling that people are spending more time connected with each other online than in person. While I enjoy interacting with my friends on Facebook and have been reconnected with old acquaintances, I am starting to feel disconnected in other ways and have found myself exhibiting some unhealthy habits.

Why I Stopped Using Facebook

Matt Steel | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Matt Steel

By all means, be careful when spending your hard-earned cash; but spend your time with ruthless discernment. The world has great need for your best work, words and wisdom. It has no need for wasteful or addictive habits.

How to Boost Your IQ Using Your Facebook News Feed

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Lauren Cahn

Some people think of Facebook as a time-suck. I am not one of those people. I use Facebook to make myself smarter. I think of it as my own personal "L...

This App Will Uselessly Tell You When You Should Have Gotten Married

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

According to a new app, I should get married in seven months and 26 days -- if I want to keep up with my friends, that is. A new web app brought to...

How to Tell a Facebook Flatterer From a Facebook Friend

Stephen West | Posted 03.29.2014 | Comedy
Stephen West

Sometimes we need someone to look at us and say, "No, you're not going out in public wearing that leather fanny pack. I don't care if you're trying to be ironic."

The Perils Of Facebook After A Split

Tracy Schorn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

If you want to know what someone's up to now, you can usually find out. Now it's up to a person to exert self-control. You want to untangle the whys of their existence? There are tantalizing clues everywhere on social media.

How Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Eyebrows (or at Least Mine)

Arlene Schindler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Arlene Schindler

My first experiences began somewhere around age 13. I picked on myself when I felt picked on at school or home and late at night when studying for tests because I didn't know the answers or when I worried over upcoming tests.

My 2014 Facebook Posts in Advance

Bob Geiger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology
Bob Geiger

Dear Facebook Friends, I'm sure 2014 is going to be a busy year for you. And, because like every other carbon-based life form in the world, my Fac...

How Social Media Killed the One-Night Stand

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

You can't help but notice that she's dating someone new. Now that you have an open window into her life, you can't help but notice her every move. You find yourself evaluating her new boyfriend. You compare yourself to him and imagine his relationship with her.