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Preventing Social Media Burnout

By |2018-09-30T23:49:00+00:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Psychology Today, Social Media|Tags: , , |

I have had more clients come in and say that being on social media has burned them out about the current political climate. They feel they can't make a difference. This feeling of not being able to create change can lead to increased anxiety, depression, and vicarious traumatization. It may be time for you to step [...]

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Watching Violent News Video Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By |2017-10-02T14:08:06+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Media, News, PTSD, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was an undergrad earning a degree in telecommunication production, I learned of a saying in TV news: "If it bleeds, it leads".  This means the more violent or anxiety-provoking event is, it draws in more viewers. If you are watching videos of mass shootings or other violent events on the news or online, you are making yourself [...]

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5 Ways to Boost Work Productivity

By |2016-11-20T07:53:42+00:00January 17th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Social Media, Technology, Work|Tags: , , , , |

You may be reading this while you are at work. Perfect - here are six ways to get moving with that work productivity. You may even find that when you practice these six steps, you are getting more work done in a shorter amount of time. And who doesn't want that? 1. Block time-wasting websites Continue [...]

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The 3 Reasons You’re Unfollowed on Twitter

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00January 3rd, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , |

There are 3 main reasons why people unfollow you on Twitter. These 3 reasons were actually determined in research by Kwan et al. (2011). Ready for the 3 big no-nos? Here we go. 1. You tweet too much. A tweet a minute? A bit much. Overload. Even celebrities that get paid per tweet (yes, some do, [...]

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Does Facebook Increase Jealousy?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00October 7th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

Does Facebook spark jealousy, or does it just amplify the jealousy that may already exist in a relationship? In a study by Muise, et al. (2009), 308 undergraduate students completed a survey regarding usage of Facebook and impact on relationships. The purpose of the study was to determine if Facebook causes jealousy above and beyond the [...]

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Study: Coping with Loneliness at 45+

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00May 31st, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Research, Sleep, Social Media, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 3,000 people in the U.S. over 45 years of age were surveyed in a study of loneliness (sponsored by AARP). The survey measured loneliness using the UCLA Loneliness Scale. Participants who scored 44 points or more were defined as "lonely", while those scoring 43 or less were defined as "not lonely". (My bullet points aren't [...]

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