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Fear of Missing Out

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The Most Anxiety-Provoking Instagram Photo Is No Photo At All

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

One of my closest friends posted something highly suspect on Instagram last month: Nothing. He and a handful of friends were on a four-day getaway, an...

The Fear of Missing Out -- and How It's Killing You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.

A Cure For FOMO

LinkedIn | Tim Otis | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means - there will be acute cases of FOMO due to the over-share of Caribbean vacations, patio networkin...

Could Your FOMO Kill You?

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabriel Mizrahi

The fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, is a real phenomenon. And it only seems to be getting worse as our technology forces us to realize that t...

Why We Really Experience FOMO

Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kristin Luna for YouBeauty.com Every eight minutes, someone on Twitter gets FOMO. It may seem like little more than the superficial distress cal...

Why You Should Miss Out More

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Yes, you will have to make choices. Some things will go by the wayside and you may not meet everyone's expectations every time. But an authentic, value-driven choice will give you the confidence to miss out joyfully.

How We Use Social Networking, Part 3: The FoMO Effect

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

FoMO can easily take on a life of its own and gradually dominate a person's life style. As daunting as it may be, working toward developing real-life attachments and close friends is ultimately likely to be a better cure for any insecurity that may be motivating you.

Why I'm Quitting Social Media For 30 Days

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

My compulsive checking had become a burden instead of a fun way to keep in touch. I wanted to live a better, more present life, and in order to do that I had to stop bombarding myself with information on how everyone else was living theirs.

Why I No Longer Care About 'The Fear Of Missing Out'

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I've always been a magazine junkie. I suffer from a serious Us Weekly addiction, as I described in a recent blog post, but my obsession goes way deeper than that.

How to Handle the Fear of Missing Out

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Do you ever experience a fear of missing out? In this video I share my spiritual tips for working through it.

Tackling FOMO at a New Level

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Sofia Stafford

I have come to the conclusion that while FOMO still is very much about the struggle to find that balance, it also addresses our desire to seek belonging and direction.

3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

Posted 08.05.2013 | OWN

If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants y...

A Prescription for the Fear of Missing Out

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

I now understand that, even though it's incredibly dorky, sometimes it's okay to say no to brunch so that you can stay in, close the curtains, and pretend the world doesn't exist while you scrapbook.

Fear Of Missing Out, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

"Fear of missing out" has become a common phenomenon in our fast-paced society, which is why it's so important to step back and take time out for your...

Erica Diamond: Third Metric: Missing Out

Erica Diamond | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women
Erica Diamond

Sometimes we miss out on amazing opportunities with the choices we make, but in my opinion, it's simply about priorities. And I'm just not prepared to put my family second.

4 Ways To Combat Midlife FOMO

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

It struck me that members of the 'Post-50' generation have our own version of FOMO. But it comes with a twist, and that highlights the importance to create a reason for being during midlife... and the years beyond.

Got FOMO? You May Be Less Satisfied With Life, Study Finds

Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/14/2013 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience Worried that everyone else is doing something ...

How To Handle FOMO At The Office

Posted 03.22.2013 | Women

Lynze Wardle Lenio | The Daily Muse FOMO. Even if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve definitely experienced it. That sinking feeling in your stoma...

'In Order To Change The World, I Must First Go To Bed'

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

When I was a child, I hated to go to bed. The fear of missing out (FOMO) was so excruciatingly overwhelming that I would stay awake until my eyes hurt. I would love to say that I grew up and got over this, but truth be told, it just got worse.

You Are a Flake

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Thanks to cell phones and social media -- making both plans and people immediately accessible or disposable -- we are groomed to become commitment-phobic flakes. Which, trust me, is a disposition that threatens much more than your commitment to dinner plans...

Three Ways to Avoid Facebook Induced FOMO

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Instead of comparing yourself to others, and feeling jealous on Facebook every time someone is doing something cooler than you are, self-acceptance will give you the confidence to love who you are and position you to support your friends, who in return, will carry you to extraordinary new heights.

10 Ways To Make Your Online Time Stress-Free

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen

Full disclosure: We love the interwebs here at HuffPost Teen. Between the amazingly creative work you are sharing on Tumblr, the social media empires ...

The Secret to Helping Your Kids Study Without Distractions

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

Our study found that if a student checked Facebook just once during the 15-minute study period, he or she had a lower GPA.

FOMO: Affliction, or Lust for Life?

Julie Danis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Julie Danis

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is quite different from FONBATR, the Fear of Never Being Able to Retire, which is an affliction many of the 50-plus-year-olds attending this ideas festival/policy-wonk conference are experiencing. But it doesn't mean we don't experience FOMO, too.

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