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What Do YOLO and FOMO Mean for Millennials' Retirement Planning?

Jacob Gold | Posted 08.28.2014 | Money
Jacob Gold

Step back to appreciate that life is a balancing act and retirement savings needs a seat at the team next to YOLO and FOMO.

Rules of Netiquette: Why Unfriending and Blocking on Facebook Can Be For the Best

Julie Spira | Posted 08.20.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

While I encourage singles who are experiencing a recent breakup to do their digital housekeeping, so they can move onto a healthy relationship without obsessing about their ex, there's another type of unfriending that's been going on and it can really hurt -- getting dumped by a platonic friend when you don't see it coming.

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Do Almost Anything

Jessica Shaool | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

The FOMO ("Fear of Missing Out") phenomenon isn't limited to single, trendy 20-somethings living in Manhattan. Shortly after my son started to understand language, I learned through sheer luck that toddlers actually experience FOMO too.

12 Secret Reasons Why People Like Your Posts on Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

After all, the two of you haven't spoken in months. Why emerge from the woodwork now? Did she really like Game of Thrones, or was it rather your attention that she sought, and succeeded, to garner?

Bianca Bosker

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...

Is It Worth Sacrificing Your Secrecy to Be Social?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

The amount of access we're unknowingly granting to the seemingly innocent sites we visit on a daily basis is getting more and more invasive with no end in sight. How do we shield ourselves from this invisible line we didn't even know existed?

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...

Staying in Is the New Going Out: Forget FOMO

Unwritten | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Unwritten

The stereotypical FOMO sufferer is that one person that will never turn down an invite. They will be peer pressured into going out, despite swearing blind they were going to take a night off, simply for the fear of missing out. See, I'm more of a JOMO kind of gal -- I relish in the joy of missing out.

What I Saw When I Finally Looked Up From My Phone

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

The weather was as close to perfect on our vacation as we could have hoped for, the sunsets were spectacular, both of my children had a wonderful time and my husband and I finally got a chance to reconnect. And I have almost nothing to show for it.

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.

I Quit Social Media For 30 Days... Now What?

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Would I be checking because I genuinely wanted to see all those pictures and status updates? Or would I be checking out of some strange obligation now that it was "allowed" again? I hadn't missed social media during my time away, so why go back?

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.

Ashley Crouch: 8 Tips for Millennials to Make 2014 Their Best Year Yet

Ashley Crouch | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

We are the generation that has it all together, the generation that made DIY and self-help cool. But many of us have discovered that -- despite our thrift, ingenuity and social clout -- we are no closer to our "best self" than before Pinterest.

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.

Getting Over The Fear Of Never Getting Engaged

Erika Sales | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women
Erika Sales

It's lurking in your Facebook feed, newspaper, J.Crew catalogue, favorite magazine and kitchen sink office chatter. It's the "fear of never getting engaged," and this month, it's coming at you with full force. Buckle up, because we're barely a week in.

Last Minute Itis: Are Our Smartphones Turning Us Into Ill-Mannered Cads?

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nancy Colier

We leave our lives forever loose, with the option always present that if something better comes up or we change our mind, we're out. We live in a constant state of "we'll see."

5 Reasons Social Media Is Dangerous For Me

Glennon Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon 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.

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...

Hey, It's OK If You're Working All Summer

Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

Summertime may call to mind images of afternoons tanning on the beach, lazy days spent with friends, family vacations, and enjoying all that glorious ...