Social Media

Can Social Media Use Adversely Impact Our Physical Health?

In many people, the mere thought of having no access to social media will induce goose bumps. Social media is integrated into our daily lives such that the “fear of missing out” on social media information may have caused us to be hyper-connected. The constant need of staying connected to peers, media content, and online services may have detrimental health consequences. There may be multiple…
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Social Media

The 24-Hour Day: Can We Reclaim the Time Invested in Virtual Relationships?

Maintaining virtual relationships is time-consuming. Time spent online cannot be reclaimed later to be spent with family. Extant research suggests that social media may be jeopardizing the primary romantic relationship. Individuals, irrespective of gender, consider some of their virtual ‘friends’ as romantic alternatives. Romantic alternatives are perceived as relationship insurance or a…
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Mental Health

Social Media Addiction Among Mentally Ill: Could Infidelity Hold the Answer?

Social media has stealthily become interwoven in our daily activities. Increased access to smartphones/gadgets and ubiquitous user-friendly applications have made it easy to connect with others with a mere swipe. These applications are designed to encourage maximum ‘dwell time’ (average time spent on the website/application), stretch ‘scroll depth’ (how far down the webpage is viewed)…
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Lack Of Love

Why People Fall in Love Only to Stumble Out of it?

Marriage is an extremely complex relationship with an unpredictable destiny. Research involving separated or divorced couples signaled that lack of love is one of the two most cited reasons for divorce; the other reason is either an extramarital affair or communication difficulties (Kayser & Rao, 2006). Falling in love may occur without much deliberation like the famous “love at first sight.
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