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Social Media Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Have a Lot in Common

People who are addicted to social media have personality traits similar to those who engage in the risky use of alcohol, say researchers at Bond University.

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A Closer Look at the Effects of Social Media on Body Image

Ways young women interact with images of others online often have a negative effect on their feelings about themselves and their bodies, according to a study.

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What Picture-Perfect Selfies May Be Doing to Our Self-Esteem

Apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facetune give editing features once available only to celebrities to the common man (or woman), changing beauty standards.

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How the Brain Works to Be Social, Even When We're Alone

The human brain focuses on social information and social learning even while at rest and outside of social situations.

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Living With ADHD: Improving Your Time Management

Five common myths about time management, and ideas for completing tasks more effectively.

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How I Experienced Depression as a Teenager

Mental health speaker, Mike Veny shares his story of growing up as a teenager with depression and what would have helped to treat it during that time.

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Surviving Cyberbullying

Once a cyberbullying attack starts, it can quickly build momentum. The sooner you act, the faster you’ll contain the situation.