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Tag: Social Media

Put the phone down and nobody feels bad

Put the phone down and nobody feels bad

Lifestyle, Tech
We already knew this, but a study has finally confirmed that depression and loneliness are linked to social media — and the fix is simple. ‘Alone in a crowded room’ is a familiar, perhaps overused phrase, that’s been around a while.  Maybe it’s time it was update it to ‘alone looking at your crowded phone.’ A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania has finally proven what has been suspected ever since we started peering into the lives of others through our phones: social media is making us lonely. Published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, researchers spent three weeks observing 143 students in an experimental study. Some students were asked to either use their social media (Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook) as they norm
The anonymous Instagrammer forming a sisterhood

The anonymous Instagrammer forming a sisterhood

Arts, Entertainment
Instagram is predicted to soon pass Facebook in users, advertisers and revenue, so it’s no surprise bloggers are turning their attention to the social media platform. With 500 million daily active users - most of which are aged between 18-24 - and features such as your post making it to the explore page, blogger content is reaching more people all the time and helping them to gain a following at a rather rapid rate.   I spoke to Layla, 36, from North London who runs a somewhat anonymous blog about relationships, sex and dating in 2018 under the name of Lalalaletmeexplain. She knows what she’s talking about too having worked with victims of domestic violence, supported them through leaving bad situations, as well as helping prisoners to change their behaviour before they are rele
Stalker breaks into Kendall Jenner’s home for the third time

Stalker breaks into Kendall Jenner’s home for the third time

Celebrity, Entertainment, News, World
The Keeping up with the Kardashian star has been targeted by a stalker at her home. On Tuesday, a Canadian named John Ford was found on her porch, staring at her through a window. Ford, 37, was arrested by LAPD for ‘criminal trespass and violating a restraining order’ which he ignored. If found guilty, he could face up to six months in prison. According to TMZ, Ford is currently held under California law code 5150, where a person can be involuntarily and temporarily held in a psychiatric hospital for 72 hours. Photo Credit: Kendall Jenner Instagram Jenner has been left terrified after the stalker broke into her home for the second time in a matter of days. In 2016, Shavaughn McKenzie, 25, was found in the driveway of her west Hollywood home. Scared, she called 911 and waited in h
Huge turnout expected for Brexit march

Huge turnout expected for Brexit march

Activism, News, Politics, UK
More than a 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People’s Vote March for the Future this Saturday 20 October to demand a final vote on Brexit. The protest centres around the issue that people did not sign up for a bad deal when they voted in 2016. They are demanding a final referendum before the current Brexit situation accelerates any further. The Independent’s Final Say campaign is collaborating with the People’s Vote March to make the event “the most important protest of our generation”, according to their website. The event has already been backed by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London in his latest tweet. https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/1053188980907393025 Deborah Meaden, businesswoman has also endorsed the protest through her social media encouraging #PeoplesVo
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