Facebook And Binging (but not binging ON Facebook)

There are a thousand good reasons to avoid over-using Facebook and other online social media sites and here is one more dreamstimefree_3158825important reason to be cautious – you may overeat or overspend !!!

This is what happens; Keith Wilcox (Columbia University) and Andrew T. Stephen (University of Pittsburgh) found that when you browse your close social networks online, your feelings of self worth and self-esteem rise. People in your close social network tend to praise and support you very freely in social media and much of the response is immediate. Good, no? No. The momentary increase in self esteem lowers your discipline and self-control, leading you to engage in spending and binging behaviors.

(So, do you LIKE this post? – if so, I’m going to get a donut.)

Get off the computer and read.

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