The True Costs of Facebook Addiction: Low Self-Esteem And Poor Body Image

The True Costs of Facebook Addiction: Low Self-Esteem And Poor Body Image

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by Alice G. Walton / Forbes

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Posted on April 6, 2012 at 9:53 AM

In case we didn’t quite grasp the vastness of social media’s power over us, two new studies help hammer the point home. Facebook has some decided benefits, but it can also, apparently, mess with our minds, drawing us into dependence and luring us to make unhealthy comparisons between ourselves and others. Though some of the studies’ findings seem almost humorous in their obviousness, others point to a darker phenomenon.

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