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By On May 16th, 2016

Social Media and Eating Disorders – A Dangerous Association

Social media is often criticized for its role in eating disorders and the proliferation of communities that encourage young women to give up healthy eating habits in the pursuit of being thin. Some platforms like Instagram have even taken direct efforts to censor pro-eating disorder content, but even those efforts have seemed to only make…

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By On July 1st, 2014

The Quest for Thigh Gaps is Leading Many Young Women to Eating Disorders

Last month I discussed the role of social media in facilitating eating disorders throughout our culture, and many have noted one of the most dangerous trends rising out of this is the quest for the “thigh gap.” Washington Post reporter Amanda Mascarelli has also observed how “this disturbing ultra-thin-body trend pressures women and girls to…

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By On May 13th, 2014

Social Networking is Not Working

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are supposed to keep us connected to one another.  Facebook’s mission is “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and…

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