Can Women Trust Online Medical Care?

Social media isn’t just for sharing cat videos and pictures of puppies. According to a 2012 report from PwC’s Health Research Institute, one-third of consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sights to “seek medical information, discuss symptoms and express their opinions about doctors, drugs and health insurers….” …

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How To Take A Detox From Your Smartphone

If you’re thinking about a detox to give your health a boost, don’t forget your mental health. Many studies have shown how an increasing use of smartphones and social media can distract us from family, friends, and work, amplify feelings of anxiety and depression, and make us unhappier. So if …

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Focus, Fatigue, and Facebook: Why You Just Can’t Concentrate

Debra stared at the computer until her eyes went blurry. She closed them and shook her head. Why couldn’t she concentrate? Pulling out her smartphone, she checked her Facebook page. Funny. Her friend had posted a picture of her daughter making a snowman. And there was another cat video. Debra …

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5 Ways to Control the Way Social Media Affects Your Emotions

According to the 2014 annual Women’s Media Center report, 71 percent of women use social networking sites, compared to 62 percent of men. Forty million more women than men use Twitter. Women participate in 62 percent of the sharing on Facebook, and have 8 percent more “friends” than men. Yet …

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Fostering Relationships the Old-Fashioned Way

It’s funny how we’re in the midst of the most connected society that exists, but it seems like the true fundamentals of connecting human to human have disintegrated before our eyes. Most of this vanishing period has been in part to the constant presence of technology, but it’s also our …

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What You’re Missing from the Ice Bucket Challenge

I don’t know about you, but social media never ceases to blow my mind. Some days all you see is negative post after negative post; natural disasters, wars, social injustice, the list goes on and on. Other days you’ll see nothing but positivity; engagements, new babies, heart-warming stories and random …

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