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Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

How To Protect Yourself From "Friend Fraud" In The Age Of Social Media

Everyone knows friendship requires time, commitment, and sometimes money. But when it comes to friends and cold, hard cash, “people should be more vigilant,” says Marc Barach, chief marketing officer at Jumio. Barach, whose firm works with corporate giants, such as United Airlines, to reduce fraud, …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …

We’re Surrounded By Smartphone Zombies

Billy Chubbs<p>Billy Chubbs is a early 20's Millennial with an impressive university degree in English and an equally impressive Electrician's …

Unfortunately … Here's What People REALLY Think Of Your Selfie

We've all been there ... you want your new crush to see you in a different light, or maybe the honeymoon phase of your relationship has worn off, or …

How you strike a selfie pose says a lot about you

Before Facebook, before Instagram, before cell phones with cameras, there was pretty much one way to be in a photo: drag a smile across your face, throw a "V-sign" if you were 14, and if you were feeling particularly jaunty, drop your jaw several inches and say a facetious "ta-da!"<p>No one knew to …

14 Things I Wish I Knew About Social Media When I Was Younger

Mostly variations of "It does not mean as much as you think it does."<p><b>1. Checking Facebook and Twitter right up to the minute you go to sleep isn't really great for your sleep.</b> It's been linked to sleep issues and subsequent bad grades in teenagers who have FOMO — and let's face it, your job is …

Social Media Is Silencing Personal Opinion – Even In The Offline World

Social media is not living up to its promise of being an online outlet for discussion that mirrors our communications and conversations that take place in the offline world. In fact, people are <i>less</i> willing to discuss important issues on social media, than they are in real life, a new report from …

Viewpoint: Why social media is destroying our social skills

Facebooking, tweeting and texting are not only the prevalent but also the preferred forms of communication for many college students and young adults today.<p>Social media interaction now dominates both online and offline conversations. In a society where interacting and over-sharing online is the …

Miley Cyrus says social media is worse for your brain than marijuana

Miley Cyrus believes there are worse things for your brain than marijuana – like, say, social media.<p>As reported by Yahoo News, the <i>Wrecking Ball</i> singer recently said that using social media sites like Facebook and Instagram was more harmful to a person's health than smoking weed.<p>During her …

There’s Something Rotten In The State Of Social Media

We need no ghost to tell us something smells increasingly rotten in the state of social media.<p>Facebook forcing users to download a separate messaging app if they want to carry on IMing their friends.<p>Twitter polluting its users’ carefully curated timelines with content they did not choose to …

Social Media Is Changing Your Brain In 5 Terrifying Ways

Okay so this one has officially terrified us: the brave, intrepid, and intelligent folks over at asapSCIENCE have done it again. It's no secret that …

Social Media

This is what social media is doing to your brain

In today's connected world, social media is practically inescapable. We turn to sites like Facebook or Twitter to broadcast our lives to friends, family, and acquaintances and follow what's going on with them. We walk around with our heads buried in our smartphones, tapping and scrolling through …

Social Media

My Summer on Social Media vs. My Summer in Real Life

After going through all the pictures on my phone and reminiscing over the good times we had over the summer, I realized the photos I posted on Facebook and Instagram weren't exactly showing the whole truth about my summer events.<p>I know, I know, everyone knows that most of the pics and posts on …

The 10 Most Passive-Aggressive Things You're Doing on Social Media

Being a source of negative energy on social media is more than just starting arguments, posting unappealing content and being a generally unpleasant …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

This Is Why Nothing Online Is Totally Hacker-Proof

In the world of digital security there is unsafe, and there is safer, but no one is hack-proof. Jennifer Lawrence and other celebs may have been …

The Complete Guide to Locking Down Facebook Privacy for Good

Facebook's privacy settings are notorious for being convoluted and downright confusing—even Zuck's own kin have had issues. Which is why Facebook has …

Apps

Is Technology Helping or Hurting Your Relationships?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research. Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research<p>Not too long ago, most people lived a very different life filled …

This Is Your Brain on Social Media

Social media has had a profound and growing effect on the way companies, governments and advertisers operate. But it's having a pretty substantial …

Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by two European researchers, social media could also …

Mobile users can't leave their phone alone for six minutes and check it up to 150 times a day

• People make, receive or avoid 22 phone calls every day and send or receive messages 23 times a day<br>• Setting the alarm, playing games, changing songs, …

12 signs that you're addicted to social media

Anew survey reveals that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people.<p>A survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14 to 24, found Instagram was positive in terms of self-expression and self-identity but the #StatusofMind survey found that the …

Mental Health

Want to remember something? Don't take a photo

Nowadays we snap photos of every detail of our lives — the food we eat, what our cat is doing, the quirky things we see, the places we go — and we do …

Research

The holiday you never had because you were too busy taking photos

An obsession with sharing pictures on social media sites comes at a heavy price<p>In 1710, Bishop George Berkeley first raised the genesis of what was to become a key philosophical question: if a tree fell in the forest and nobody was around to hear it, did it make a sound? Three centuries on, it’s …

Social Media

Show This Video To Your Friend Who Is Always On His Phone

"I have 422 friends, yet I'm lonely." That's how writer and director Gary Turk starts his poetic tirade against technology, "Look Up." He calls his very popular video "a spoken word film for an online generation."<p>With more than 11.6 million views on YouTube in only 10 days, clearly the video is …

Is your smartphone causing you to miss out on life?

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Since a new study shows that 72% of Americans are within 5 feet of their devices a majority of the time, the …

Put Down Your Phone And Enjoy The Moment!

As we all know UNC Chapel Hill had an amazing win last night over Duke, beating the Durham team by eight points. Following the game, a record 10,000 …