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Network Overload: How to Get Smart About Social Media

Three steps to cleaner feeds and better privacy settings.

We are living in an era of extreme FOMO, more commonly known as Fear of Missing Out. As the tweets, Facebook status updates, check-ins, Instagram photos, and Tumblr posts pour in, it can start to feel like your friends, coworkers, and even your frenemies lead lives that are infinitely more interesting than yours. Social media is a blessing and a curse that way.

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Goodbye, Jersey Shore: TV Goes Highbrow

We're living in the golden age of television.

I became an obsessive TV watcher around the time my parents sent me to boarding school. I thought Friends was the end-all-be-all of television until someone left tapes of My So-Called Life in the common room’s VCR. I paid as much attention to the dialogue and plot as I did Rayanne’s wardrobe, which means a lot. The writers had accurately captured the heightened sense of emotion and angst that comes with being that age. And I couldn’t get enough of it. When the show wasn’t renewed for a second season, I experienced my first of many devastating TV disappointments. (RIP Lone Star. RIP Terriers.)

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