Science-Backed Negative Effects of Technology on Mental Health

The relationships between technology use and mental health have been a topic of many studies in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and medical science — especially since the mid-1990s, after the growth of the World Wide Web. Research into the negative effects of technology on mental health has explored "overuse" phenomena, commonly known as "digital addictions", or "digital dependencies". These phenomena manifest differently in many societies and…

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What Is Dopamine Fasting, Who Needs It and Does It Work?

Fasting has become very popular, but it's not just nutrition fasting that can improve your health: Dopamine fasting can too. Things like intermittent fasting have become very popular in the last few years. This is a time-restricted form of eating that can have some tremendous health benefits including weight loss, better hormonal profiles, better insulin sensitivity, along with improved cognitive function. When it…

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How to Stop Thinking about Your Ex? 5 Things You Can Do

Whether you’ve just gone through a breakup or lost an important friend, the grief you feel is very real and can seem to last forever if you stay focused on someone. Sometimes, you just can't stop thinking about your ex-friend or lover who is not a part of your life anymore. The fact is, breakups and losing friends is a painful but inevitable…

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How the Cult of Fake Beauty Is Ruining Your Self-Esteem

The beauty industry is worth billions of dollars just in the US. But do today’s beauty trends really help women become more attractive or do they ruin their self-esteem and perception of themselves? Do they help us uncover our authentic inner beauty or force us into striving for its fake superficial version? Today’s society thrives on the cult of fakeness – fake beauty,…

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5 Things Clingy People Do and How to Recognize And Deal with Them

Some people are not always easy to deal with, and it can be hard to know exactly what constitutes clingy and hard to deal with it. No one wants to be the clingy one in a relationship, nor do they want to deal with this type of people. It can be hard to know what to do or how to deal with clingy…

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Social Media and Relationships: Why It’s Hard to Find Love in Today’s World

The combination of social media and relationships can be damaging, to say the least. A certain amount of genuine connection can be lost. Finding love and keeping love in today’s world is difficult. When it comes to social media, there are twice the amount of issues than before love was displayed online. Let's face it, putting a spotlight on relationships and being available…

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What Is an Emotional Affair and How to Recognize If Your Partner Has One

An emotional affair can be just as dangerous and destructive to a relationship as a physical one. It is a sign that your partner feels unfulfilled in the relationship as it currently stands. There are, however, distinct differences between an emotional affair and a physical affair, which is the reason that people react to them differently. Many see emotional affairs as simply a…

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What Is Internet Addiction and How to Recognize If You Might Be Suffering

Internet addiction is one of the numerous mental health conditions that affect people today. It makes sense why, since we live in the society which cultivates a constant need for validation. Without a doubt, the internet and social media have changed the way we live. However, there’s definitely a dark side to the internet, and prolonged social media use can oftentimes be quite…

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6 Toxic Behaviors Social Media Users Adopt Without Even Noticing

Some people are notorious for poor online conduct. The sweet-tempered secretary who greets you at the office may have a nasty online persona. She is among the social media users who behave one way online, and quite another off. Why the 'split personality'? What are the effects of errant conduct on Facebook and Twitter? Why do people misbehave on social media? Psychologists attribute…

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7 Warning Signs That You Have a Social Media Addiction

Social media addiction is more real and dangerous than you could imagine. Could you be suffering? Here are some signs to help you find out. Do you constantly reach for your phone? Do you get that sense of panic when you can’t find it? Are your friends and family constantly competing for your attention? These are some of the signs of social media…

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