Is Instagram Ruining Friendships?

Instagram has long been viewed as a bit of a troublesome social platform. It’s generally pretty good at making us all feel a bit inadequate, a bit uglier than everyone else and like the world is having a lot more fun right now than you are. But is Instagram ruining friendships? 

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My Thoughts On Diet Culture

Nobody should be made to feel like their weight or their size is more important than their health and happiness. Our generation in particular has become obsessed with our bodies and how we look, especially in comparison to others. Of course, social media plays a huge part in this. We are driven by the likes, shares and follows on social media, and subconsciously use this as a measure of worthiness. Everywhere we go and every type of media we consume is pushing an “ideal” that is largely un-achievable or unhealthy for the majority of the population.

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The Pressure Of Perfection On Social Media

After studying a Media based degree, I can really understand the importance of what social media can bring to our lives. To connect with others around the world at the touch of a button is incredible. To see parts of the world we were never likely to see before is fascinating. But, we are living more than ever in a digital age whereby everybody is living some form of second life online. Whether this is an accurate portrayal or not largely depends on the person, but I think it is fair to say that we are all guilty of tailoring our posts to show the best or most interesting aspects of our lives.

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How To 'Think Happy'

  Positive thinking is a massive part of my personal well-being. I always find that if I am ‘thinking happy’, it really does improve my mood and lift my spirits. I’m not claiming to be any sort of agony aunt or life coach, but I like to think that these…

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