One in three Americans can’t eat without their phone

Are you eating as you read this? One in three Americans can’t eat a meal without being on their phone — according to new research. A study into the eating habits of 2,000 Americans found many of us are increasingly distracted when eating and 29 percent say their phone now accompanies EVERY meal that they […]

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Teens are eating laundry detergent pods for social media fame

A dangerous new internet challenge has teens filming themselves while they eat Tide laundry detergent pods. Social media videos show teens gagging and spitting out detergent as they bite into the pods. Other videos show the colorful orange and blue pods cooking in a frying pan and being served up as cereal or a pizza topping. What are […]

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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Raised Their Kids Tech-Free — and It Should’ve Been a Red Flag

Psychologists are quickly learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains. Research has found that an eighth-grader’s risk for depression jumps 27 percent when he or she frequently uses social media. Kids who use their phones for at least three hours a day are much more likely to be suicidal. And recent research has found the […]

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10 Social-Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018

Next year, social media is poised to create even more disruption as a number of new technological advancements go mainstream, and as social norms related to social media change. Here are the top 10 social media trends to prepare for as 2018 draws near. 1. Rise of augmented reality At the first-ever event hosted in […]

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The ‘irrational desire’ driving millennials and Gen Z into depression

Perfection has officially become unappealing. Kids these days are more obsessed with perfection than many previous generations were, and this obsession is associated with increased depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in Psychological Bulletin. The authors of the study reviewed prior research on perfectionism, which they broadly define “as a combination of excessively high personal standards […]

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How To Market On Social Media

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Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos

The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launching video editing tool Sound Collection for inserting into Facebook and Instagram clips “songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country, and more.” What you can’t add is […]

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