Do we live in a society that eschews long-term planning in favour of short-term gratification? Yes, according to a new book by author Paul Roberts. In “The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification” Roberts paints a picture of a society that prefers...


There have been countless stories in the news and studies done in regards to how Facebook affects us. It's acknowledged by many that visiting Facebook can make us feel less satisfied with our own lives, as we are bombarded with the "fabulous lives" of our friends.



Do you feel sad after visiting Facebook? Researchers at the University of Austria have found that spending time on Twitter and Facebook can make us feel more depressed then if we were just browsing non-social media sites, even if we felt fine before. The researchers ga...

If it rains on your friend in New York, does it make you less happy in San Diego?


The answer is “yes”, according to James Fowler, a social scientist at the University of California. Fowler and his team of researchers spent three years examining Facebook posts by more...

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