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How Much Time Do We Spend On Social Media? [Infographic] Social media advertising spend is projected to reach nearly $36B globally by 2017 with U.S. and Canada spending the most and eclipsing $12.5B in 2016 (eMarketer).

How Much Time Do We Spend On Social Media? [Infographic]

In 2015, time spent on mobile apps (not necessarily social media mobile apps, but including) exceeded time spent watching TV for U.S. consumers (TechCrunch). Growth on many of the top social media platforms continues to rise as each network rolls out new features and functionalities to better compete for users' daily time and engagement (e.g. Facebook Video & Live, Snapchat Spectacles, Instagram Stories, etc.). As such, the amount of people using social is not only increasing, but is accompanied by how much time people are spending each day on social media. Just on Facebook's suite of owned apps along (Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger; excludes WhatsApp), its users are spending an average of 50 minutes each day.

Obesity in Children and Technology. About one-third of American children and teenagers are overweight or obese, making childhood obesity the leading health concern for parents in the United States.

Obesity in Children and Technology

Not so coincidentally, the American Academy of Pediatrics has estimated that the average child spends upwards of seven hours watching television, browsing the Internet and playing video games each day. While it’s tempting to turn to technology to help keep your children occupied, too much screen time may instill unhealthy habits that persist into adulthood. The Latest Video Trends: Where Your Audience Is Watching.

4 Serious Health Issues From Sitting Too Long & How To Avoid Them. Advertisement When you work at any job that requires long hours sitting at a computer – programming, accounting, writing – it is very easy to stay in that one position for eight to nine working hours every day.

4 Serious Health Issues From Sitting Too Long & How To Avoid Them

Sure, you might get up for a drink of water, a bathroom break, or for lunch, but I’m sure you can remember days when, before you knew it, you’d been sitting in that chair for two to four hours at a time. 6 Negative Effects of Too Much Screen Time for Kids. By Jeffrey Green Have you considered sending your child to rehab to help them overcome their addiction to the electronic screens of video games, cell phones and the like?

6 Negative Effects of Too Much Screen Time for Kids

While that may sound far-fetched to some parents who are themselves ‘screen addicts’, it’s an idea whose time has come. Some countries consider childhood screen addiction to be a clinical disorder and have rehab facilities in which to treat the afflicted children. 4 Simple Tests To Help You Make The Right Decision, Every Time. We’ve all been there, right?

4 Simple Tests To Help You Make The Right Decision, Every Time

Whether it’s about your career, relationships, finances or health… You’ve got an important decision to make, but you’re legitimately torn. Part of you wants to be bold and say yes, but another part of you wonders if you should say no and play it safe. Is that pit in your stomach your intuition trying to send you an important signal? Summary of “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” by Stephen Marche – itsrachelnotrachael. In the article written by Stephen Marche, the question of Facebook’s and technology in general’s impact on society is answered in various ways.

Summary of “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” by Stephen Marche – itsrachelnotrachael

One of Marche’s main points is that technology has made everything so much more connected; with the click of a button one could find out what the weather is like today in Beijing or how the economy is doing in Europe. Yet while we have never had more access to one another and the world around us, we have never been more isolated. Second Screening During TV Time—It's Not What You Think - eMarketer. As digital devices take an increasingly prominent place in the lives of US consumers, media use is becoming characterized not by the influence of any single device or platform, but by the simultaneous use of multiple ones.

Second Screening During TV Time—It's Not What You Think - eMarketer

Consuming digital content in a nonlinear manner, using whatever screen is most convenient at any given time, is now commonplace. And the fluidity with which people access media—whether TV shows, movies, news, music or games—carries implications for content owners, platform providers, technology firms, app developers and marketers, according to a new eMarketer report, “Simultaneous Media Use: Screen Fragmentation Complements Traditional Channels.” Of the seemingly infinite ways consumers multitask with media, the most common is the use of a digital device while watching TV.

Mobile vector - Fittex bil-Google. The Best Fitness Blogs of the Year. We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.

The Best Fitness Blogs of the Year

Want to nominate a blog? Email us at. The Epidemic Sound Player. A Social Media Detox: It Changed My Life. By: Ellen Svardh on April 18, 2017.

A Social Media Detox: It Changed My Life

I wake up in the morning and immediately grab for my phone: not to turn off the alarm but to check my messages. I sit down for lunch and scroll through Instagram. I Snapchat while walking to class, then scroll through Instagram again. 17 Best images about Social Media for Food and Nutrition Pros on Pinterest. Balance - Fittex bil-Google. 13 Ways to Break Up with Your Phone (and spend less time procrastinating) A study by the University of Derby found that 13% of people are addicted to their smartphones.

13 Ways to Break Up with Your Phone (and spend less time procrastinating)

You might be one of them. Have you ever felt your phone buzzing in your pocket to phantom notifications? Is Your Life in Balance? 6 Ways to Find Out. Maintaining balance in your life enables you to be more fit, have better overall health and embrace a better attitude toward life. Balance helps us feel more peaceful and at home in just about any situation. We often forget to notice and give thanks when our body and soul are in balance. Signin?redirect= Maltese Lace Making. Written by Sabine on 19 June 2015 Lace making, otherwise known as ‘il-bizzilla’, is one of Malta’s oldest and most valued beautiful traditions. Maltese lace is usually made from cream-coloured Spanish silk. However, what makes Maltese lace truly unique is its inclusion of the symbolic Maltese cross into the lace pattern.

Discover more about the origins of Maltese lace and book your flights to Malta to learn the craft for yourself. How much screen time should I let my teenager have? Security Check Required. Want to feel magic? Ditch Netflix, dump the phone – and get outside. ‘Get out now” are the first three words of Outside Lies Magic, a book published almost 20 years ago by the Harvard academic John Stilgoe, but that feels more necessary than ever, in these mean-minded days of Trump and Brexit and trolling and shrivelling attention spans.

It’s common enough advice: we’re always being told to exercise more and sit less, to go running to combat depression, to head to the hills for a mental-health boost. But such activities leave Stilgoe aghast. “Do not jog,” he writes. “Do not run. Forget about blood pressure.” How to *Not* Waste Your Life – The Mission – Medium. I thought I wasted a lot of my college years. Journalism was the only career for me. I just knew it. I couldn’t bear the thought of doing anything else. I loved the work. 7 Limiting Beliefs You Must Change to Succeed – The Mission – Medium. To reach your biggest goals, you’ll need two things — a map and a motor. 90% of courses, books, podcasts and blog posts are maps.

They give you the directions to reach a destination.