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Monday Mashup: Is Social Media Making You Depressed?

Every week, we scour the web to bring you interesting bits and pieces from around the world. Enjoy!

 

Why We Should Talk About Miscarriage

Miscarriages are a surprisingly common occurrence, and yet they are one of the least-talked about experiences of women’s reproductive lives.  This is a great perspective on what it feels like to go through something so heart-wrenching, but also why we will benefit if we talk about it more openly.

 

The Darker Side of Facebook

Lots of research has been done recently on the psychological impact of social media.  This piece does a great job of explaining how Facebook, while purportedly connecting you to people and content you care about, can actually be chipping away at your positivity about your own offline life.  As the lines between reality and online reality become increasingly blurred, we like the idea of stopping to evaluate, every so often, what impact your online life is having on your real one.

 

Desire and Long-Term Relationships

If it ever seems like lust and longevity in relationships are anathema to each other, it’s because they are.  This addictive TED Talk on the secrets of desire not only lays bare what we’ve all been wondering since adolescence, but it also provides some answers for those pondering the secrets to long-term attraction.

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