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Do You Have an Internet Addiction?

Posted 09-02-2014 at 06:03 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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In an age where everyone is connected at all times, and when companies like Google are coming out with devices to make us even more connected, the idea of an Internet addiction may seem ridiculous. Make no mistake, even in a world where everyone has a smartphone surgically attached to their hands, it is possible to cross the line from normal use to addiction. So how can you tell if you have a healthy love for technology, or if you have an addiction?


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Feel-Good Treatments for Depression

Posted 08-28-2014 at 03:50 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Following the tragic loss of Robin Williams, a spotlight has been placed on the subject of depression. From the outside, the 63-year-old actor and comedian seemed to be all smiles and in good spirits. He lit up any room he entered and brought the unimaginable to life through his fine-tuned acting abilities. To say the least, he was a star. But behind closed doors--as divulged by family and friends--he was battling severe depression. On August 11, 2014, Williams was pronounced...
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Do Selfies Help or Hurt Self-Esteem?

Posted 04-08-2014 at 04:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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By now you’ve seen—or at least heard of—the latest social media trend: Selfies. This phenomenon sweeping the nation involves taking a portrait of yourself with your phone’s camera, and then posting it on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for all to see. Pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Rihanna post selfies to the Internet on a daily basis. Even comedienne Ellen Degeneres joined the trend by snapping and posting a few selfies while she was...
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How to Mentally Cope with Unemployment

Posted 03-18-2014 at 04:51 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The economy imploded in 2008, and with it went the job market. By the end of that year, the unemployment rate was over 8 percent and thousands of people were out of work. As of January 2014, the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6 percent, but there are still thousands without jobs; many of whom have been unemployed for more than a year. To make matters worse, employers have shown that they are reluctant to hire the long-term unemployed, and congress has voted not to extend unemployment...
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Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Posted 03-11-2014 at 05:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Does the thought of going to a party literally make you sick to your stomach? Do you find that you're not just awkward in social situations, but that you're actually terrified of meeting new people? If you have these feelings, you could have social anxiety.

Also called social phobia, social anxiety is a disorder that is characterized as being more than just a little shy or introverted. With social anxiety, you have a very specific and very real set of physical and...
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