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Use “The Four Cs” to Boost Your Happiness and Clear Mental Clutter

If you’ve ever found yourself compulsively refreshing Twitter for the latest god-awful news development—or caught in a vicious cycle with your non-negotiable afternoon candy fix—we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but your mind has been hacked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Out-of-Control Plastic Surgeons’ Snapchat Hijinks Are Putting Patients at Risk

Plastic surgeons can get a lot of business through social media, but some surgeons take the entertainment aspect to extremes: dancing on camera during surgery, for example, or cradling someone’s excised tissue like a baby. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to crack down.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Out-of-Control Plastic Surgeons’ Snapchat Hijinks Are Putting Patients at Risk

Plastic surgeons can get a lot of business through social media, but some surgeons take the entertainment aspect to extremes: dancing on camera during surgery, for example, or cradling someone’s excised tissue like a baby. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to crack down.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Hack Your Notification Badges to Encourage Good Habits

iOS/Android: Choosing how to use spare moments on your phone can feel like dieting. You might find yourself choosing Twitter or Facebook every time, mad at yourself for never cracking open Kindle or Instapaper. Fighting this habit takes a whole arsenal, so here’s one more weapon: Turn off all your “bad” notification…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Here’s the Deal with Twitter’s New 280 Character Limit—and How to Use it Right Now

Twitter has always been defined by its brevity: the 140 character restriction was originally mandated by SMS data limits. But Twitter users have also always found ways around that limit, from threaded “tweetstorms” to tweets sharing larger chunks of text as a screenshot. Now, the social network is finally giving into…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Facebook is testing a snooze function that mutes a page for a certain period, rather than forever.

Facebook is testing a snooze function that mutes a page for a certain period, rather than forever. This would be even more useful on Twitter, where usually lovely people might go on an embarrassing tweetstorm or livetweet a show you don’t watch. But while Twitter’s mobile app lets you snooze a phrase, it doesn’t let…Read […]

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How to Deal With All the Bullshit on Social Media

Social media is a firehose of bullshit, because it’s a firehose of everything. Essential oils cure all diseases! Sharks are swimming on Houston’s freeways! Okay, not really. Here’s why we see so much garbage on social media and what to do about it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Shop for Plastic Surgeons on Instagram 

Instagram’s not just for checking up on your ex or indulging your love of small, strange dogs. The visually driven social media network is also a way of browsing services: hairdressers, tattoo artists, and—it’s a bit of a leap but it also makes sense—plastic surgeons.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fact-Check That Viral Image in Two Clicks

Major news events like Hurricane Harvey produce thousands of photos, and thousands more tweets and Facebook posts of fake, outdated or out-of-context photos. This time the big winner is a photoshop of a shark on the freeway, which pops up during every major hurricane.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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