×
Media & Society

Is Social Media Making People Depressed?

Click here for unhappiness. (Shutterstock)
Click here for unhappiness. (Shutterstock)

Anyone who regularly uses social media will have had the experience of feeling envious of the fun their friends all seem to be having. This...




  • This image released by Rizzoli shows "On Broadway: From 'Rent' to Revolution," celebrating advertising agency SpotCo’s theater campaigns is out later this month. (Rizzoli via AP)

    Broadway Ad Agency SpotCo Shows How Campaigns Are Born

    NEW YORK—If you close your eyes and think of a really special Broadway show, there’s a good chance an image born at SpotCo will pop... Read more

  • Youtube video thumbnail. (chad wilson/Youtube)

    Car Sound System Blows Off Snow, Sparks Hearing Loss Debate

    A video recently resurfaced showing a car sound system powerful enough to blow off snow from the vehicle. As the bass line kicks in, the... Read more

  • Record clerk Josh Kelly wipes a dust speck from a used LP record as he put it in a sales bin at Vintage Vinyl Records Tuesday, in Fords, N.J., on April 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    This Vinyl Record Has the Most Beautiful Back Story

    When a Reddit user bought a second-hand LP, he did have an idea of what he would be receiving. It was, however what he didn’t expect that impacted... Read more

  • Youtube video thumbnail. (Uncle Rob/Youtube)

    UPDATE: Viral Lawn Mower Spray Paint Fail Video May Be Partly Fake

    Update: Uncle Rob responded to our inquiry. His responses to our questions are at the end of the article. One of the internet sensations of... Read more

  • (YouTube)

    ‘Call-a-Swede’ Service Is Intimate Cultural Exchange at Your Fingertips

    Have you ever wondered if it was possible to have an intimate and inspiring conversation with a person you never knew existed until you spoke with them?... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets reporters in the spin room following a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the State's primary. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    When Covering Elections, Journalists Face a Debilitating Dilemma

    Last week, President Obama criticized journalists covering the election for “the practice of drawing ‘false equivalences’ between competing claims made by politicians.” “If I say... Read more

  • Some selfies are more dangerous than others… (zanariahsalam/iStock)

    Why Do People Risk Their Lives–or the Lives of Others–for the Perfect Selfie?

    2016 hasn’t been a great year for the selfie. In February, Argentinian tourists passed around a baby La Plata dolphin in order to take selfies... Read more

  • Natascha Elisa (left) and Destiny Sierra (right) visit a Mexican orphanage with Corazón de Vida Foundation. (Courtesy: instagram.com/nataschaelisa)

    Models Use Influence to Bring Attention to Forgotten Regions

    Behind the scenes, a photoshoot can look chaotic: Hair stylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, production equipment. For a seasoned model, this is a common scene,... Read more

  • Determining how far a person can lawfully go in protecting themselves in a home invasion requires consideration of complex legal issues. (Elrepho385/iStock)

    How Far Can You Go to Lawfully Protect Yourself in a Home Invasion?

    Over the weekend, New South Wales police charged a man with murder after an alleged burglar died following an incident in the man’s home in... Read more

  • An aerial view of one of two avalanches making its way through the landscape as it hits into the Swiss ski resort of Evolene, Swiss Alps, on Feb. 22, 1999. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    How to Best Survive Avalanches

    Although the standard of avalanche equipment has improved significantly over the past years, avalanches are still a major cause of injury (and even death) for... Read more

  • Strongly held professional goals, when combined with public criticism of our potential in that field, can have unintended effects on ethical behavior for some," says Ana Gantman. (mariakraynova/iStock)

    Ambition Turns Ruthless When We’re Told We Will Fail

    For people who are driven to succeed at a certain profession, negative feedback about their talent or potential may lead some to act unethically. “Strongly... Read more

  • The "missing children playing cards" are displayed by Shen Hao, founder of the missing person wetsite XRQS.com, in Beijing, China, on March 31, 2007. The cards show photographs, informations of 27 missing children and Shen Hao plans to hand them out for free to the public security departments, civil affairs bureaus, and residents, in areas notorious for child trafficking. Shen, 38, a resident in Chuzhou of central China's Anhui Province, set up the wetsite in 2001 and later founded a network of volunteers dedicated to finding missing people. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Why Child Trafficking Spikes After Natural Disasters—and What We Can Do About It

    When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, it killed well over 8,000 people and turned much of the country into a disaster... Read more

  • Three suspects in the Brussels airport bombing caught on CCTV. (Belgian Federal Police)

    Could Super Recognizers Be the Latest Weapon in the War on Terror?

    In the wake of the terror attacks on Brussels, Belgian police rapidly identified two of the suicide bombers that carried out the attacks: brothers Khalid... Read more

  • KTnbWdml

    Natalie Portman Has a Doppelganger

    The “Black Swan” actress has a twin in Clyff, a Brooklyn native whose boyhood picture went viral after his girlfriend, Shannon Welch posted it on... Read more

  • (kieferpix/iStock)

    Depression More Likely for Social Media Addicts

    The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, a new study finds. Scientists say the findings could guide... Read more

  • (Chris_Tefme/iStock)

    Why the German Language Has So Many Great Words

    In an essay describing the loathing that Ted Cruz’s face seems to inspire, the neurologist Richard Cytowic resorts to the German colloquial expression Backpfeifengesicht. It’s... Read more


  • Top