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Treating depression among young adults

Loneliness, sadness and depression. Photo: Flickr/Guilherme Yagui

We’ve all been through bouts of depression at some point in our lives. Sometimes, there’s no reason for it at all, we just lose it and get bogged down and it persists for sometime before ‘normalcy’ returns. For some, this cycle is frequent and for others it seems a lot …

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Can self-esteem be influenced by Facebook?

Self-esteem. Photo: Kiran Foster/Flickr

For many, Facebook (or any other social network) is an extension of their real-world personality. How we decide to pose in our photos, what photos get the nod to get published, the posts we share and like, the arguments we enter into, are all process of us reinforcing an image …

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Five essential tips to make a tweet go viral

Viral tweets and Twitter.

Ask any psychologist and he/she will tell you that the single-most important rule of communication is this: how you communicate matters more than the content itself. The same applies to any social media platform. This rule assumes greater significance on Twitter where brevity and timing are the key elements. The …

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The psychology behind using Twitter

Twitter-bird

As of the fourth Quarter of 2015, Twitter had about 350 million active users every month. As of second Quarter of 2015, 39 per cent of Internet users were found to be Twitter visitors. Every second, about 6,000 tweets are tweeted, which translates to about 500 million a day! More …

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