Social Media

Phys Ed

14 Wellness Influencers Making the Industry More Inclusive

These athletes, coaches, and yogis are a middle finger to the oppressively homogenous wellness world.
Spenser Mestel
4.15.19
grief

The Psychological Effects of Grieving on Social Media

Facebook has transformed the way a lot of people experience loss and express grief. But is it helpful?
Lea Surugue
3.21.19
mental health

Why Stalkers Behave the Way They Do

I was stalked for a decade. Here's what I learned.
Crystal Ponti
2.28.19
mental health

I’m Constantly Stressed That My Weekends Aren’t Fun Enough

How to deal with weekend anxiety.
Richard Morgan
2.15.19
Fighting Words

The Agony of Seeing Miscarriage Stories Shared Online

I want people to be able to talk about their loss, but seeing these posts opens up a wound for me.
Kristi Pahr
2.12.19
Social Media

Our Obsession with Taking Photos May Alter How We Remember Things

Rather than remembering what we ate, we scroll back to look at all the images we took of the food. This can have serious consequences.
Giuliana Mazzoni
1.10.19
Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
1.9.19
mental health

The Introspective Parts of Our Brains Are Getting Out of Shape

Researchers call it "hurry sickness": The more we overload our schedules, the more we strengthen the task-oriented network of the brain.
Richard Morgan
12.20.18
Fighting Words

The Major Shortfalls of Mom Culture on Instagram

“Perfectly imperfect” still implies a state of perfection.
Nadine Cheung
10.29.18
mental health

I Got a Landline to Save My Brain

Yes, it is I, the only millennial in America with a home phone number.
Sydney Mondry
10.11.18
Occupational Hazard

Jobs in Social Media Require People to Face the Cruelest Parts of the Internet

This is how social media editors deal with their high-stress gigs.
Chaseedaw Giles, Kaiser Health News
10.5.18
united states of addiction

The Facebook Page That Led to 30 Drug-Rehab Arrests

One informant reported having been paid in heroin to live in a sober home and collect money from visitors who sexually assaulted female residents.
Chelsea Greenwood
8.3.18
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