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Can social media really cause depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case. A new study examined the role of social media in depression. The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to make anyone switch off their cell phone. Some studies have indicated that young people can develop an addiction to social media. Meanwhile, other studies have linked this with poor sleep, poor self-esteem, and potentially poor mental health. However, new research…

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Here’s how Systematic Investment Planning can help meet your financial goals

Sundaram Mutual in association with ET NOW has come out with the ‘Sahi SIP’ initiative which aims to encourage people to start saving and investing in a systematic and flexible manner in mutual funds Here’s how SIP can help meet your financial goals We all have aspirations in life, which act as a driving force to work harder and dream bigger. These aspirations define both the short and long-term goals of life and propel us towards planning a host of financial decisions. It always pays to set the goals and…

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India Is Addicted To WhatsApp More Than Any Other Social Media, And Knows It Can Be Dangerous

We spend a lot of time everyday on your smartphones, a lot of which might be across various social networks. Particularly WhatsApp. These come with their own problems of addiction, fake news, and online harassment, and India is no exception when it comes to dealing with these issues. That’s why public opinion data analytics firm YouGov conducted a survey of Indian smartphone users, to see how we deal with everything we’re exposed to on social media platforms daily. And the results are pretty interesting to say the least. For one thing…

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Social media sadness can be avoided

A recent study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology would seem to confirm what common sense and conventional wisdom have already told us: social media is making us sadder. The study, titled No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression, studied the effect of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat usage on the levels of subjective well-being experienced by young adults. Researchers measured social support, FOMO (fear of missing out), loneliness, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, autonomy and self-acceptance in 143 undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania. The subjects…

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I Built a Social Media Following of 1 Million in 30 Days. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Many people want to share messages with the masses to gain exposure for their brand, product or service on social media. But, with over 60 billion messages shared each day on mobile platforms alone, most content gets lost in the noise. For the last 10 years I’ve worked on improving online strategies for people like Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Disney. I’ve learned how to optimize analytics, data and paid media to help companies achieve massive growth. Related: 10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media When I set out…

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Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis — cannabidiol — can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people at risk of psychosis remains abnormal compared to the healthy ones. But in people who had cannabidiol, the abnormal brain activity was less severe than for those who received a placebo, suggesting cannabidiol can help re-adjust brain activity to…

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