People bending the truth about themselves on social media is nothing new but the knowledge that there are consequences to this constant revisionism sure is.
1. Reduce the number of “friends” you have.
Are you secretly convinced that every time the hatch closes and your plane starts down the runway that this is it, that you’re going to your eternal rest?
Salovey and Mayer were talking about their research on cognition and emotion, and got to discussing a politician. They wondered: How could someone so smart act so dumb?
They might not inject retinol into our cheeks, but they will probably help us gain access to an elite boxing gym. And they’ll certainly look good on camera.
I rarely go a day without hearing someone complain about how teenagers and young adults are glued to their phones.
The internet’s many comment sections are notoriously treacherous waters.
The more time you spend on Tinder, the more you seem to notice patterns about the people that choose to use this dating app.
Switching back and forth from email to twitter to Facebook to TV to phone increases levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, along with adrenaline, which is present in the fight-or-flight response.
Be the friend you’d like to have. Yes? Yes.