Have you ever looked at the ‘Health/Fitness’ category on Pinterest? It’s like every issue of Shape and Fitness ever published, on steroids. It’s pretty much all the workouts ever invented, including some you didn’t even know you needed (exercise that armpit fat, gals!). More
Topic: the Internet
Do you find yourself obsessively checking your newsfeed, posting photos of everything you do and “checking in” at all the places you visit? Being on Facebook all the time can affect how you see yourself, according to a new study. In fact, it can raise your self confidence! Sounds great for folks who normally have confidence issues, sure, but there’s unfortunately a whole other monster to contend with after the fact. More
Ever “quit” Facebook? You’re hardly rare — in fact, 61% of current Facebook users have taken voluntary breaks from the social networking site, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. Reasons range from apathy to time constraints to too much “drama” among Facebook friends.
A tumblr mocking the faces made by a sign language interpreter during a press conference about a hurricane. Hilarious! More
Recently I was woken up during the wee hours of the morning by a sharp pain in my chest. I’m not typically prone to overreaction, but that night I sat in the dark of my room and fretted. I made a mental checklist of all the heart attack symptoms I knew. Chest pain? Holy heck, yes. Arm or back pain? No. Nausea? No. Cold sweats? No. Light-headedness? No. Shortness of breath? No. Whew. I breathed a sigh of relief. But then I started to feel a little nauseous and short of breath, too. Worry officially crept in and freaked me out. Luckily, before I started chomping on aspirin and making a trip to the ER, sanity kicked worry to the curb. I took a few deep breaths, reminded myself that mere seconds before I hadn’t had those extra symptoms and it wasn’t long before they melted away.
I know I’m not the only one with Google induced-hypochondria. More
Did you know that websites track your online movements and habits? The Wall Street Journal visited 50 sites on a test computer and found that each site installs an average of 63 tracking files onto your computer. The worst offenders … More
Step away from your computer. Wait, come back — we haven’t told you why yet. A study in China found that teens who spend excessive amounts of time on the Internet (five to ten or more hours a day) are … More