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Alexa Chung interview: No one is as happy as they seem on Instagram, all the latest styles. Chompoo Baritone's photo series serves as a reminder that all those fancy Instagram photos are not what they seem. Instagram is a place for scrolling through stunning photos of patterned floors, pledging your support for an acquaintance's engagement with a double tap, and feeling a little bit crap about your current outfit of old holey t-shirt and world's comfiest jogging bottoms.

Chompoo Baritone's photo series serves as a reminder that all those fancy Instagram photos are not what they seem

Nothing to make you feel like a scruffy, unsuccessful layabout than a perfectly 'grammed pic of someone's perfect #OOTD, organised desk, or wonderfully filtered love life. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But REMEMBER. What you see on Instagram is not real life. Thai photographer Chompoo Baritone is reminding us of that very important fact over on his Facebook with his new photo series, which shows off all the stuff that's carefully cropped out of your favourite instarational (yep, that's Instagram plus inspirational. Because that person's very orderly working area is just a corner of their secret slob persona.

Chompoo Baritone And that totally *zen* picture of someone casually chilling on the beach? Alexa Chung on a life less glamorous, tiring of NY and having Starbucks meltdown. The TV host said the social media site would be 'awful' if it showed reality Nick Grimshaw, Pixie Geldof and Poppy Delevingne are close friends The 31-year-old feels 'exhausted' after six years of living in the Big Apple By Sarah Barns For Mailonline Published: 13:02 GMT, 7 July 2015 | Updated: 15:21 GMT, 7 July 2015 She's got the world's most in-demand fashion designers on speed dial, spends her nights hot-footing from one showbiz bash to the next and counts Nick Grimshaw, Pixie Geldof and Poppy Delevingne amongst her closest friends.

Alexa Chung on a life less glamorous, tiring of NY and having Starbucks meltdown

Life isn't as perf as it looks on Instagram. Here's why you need to know. The Instagram effect: How the psychology of envy drives consumerism. Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society.

The Instagram effect: How the psychology of envy drives consumerism

This story explores the tenth commandment: "Thou shalt not covet. " It's hard to say how many hours a week Erin Wilson spends on social media. She's on Twitter, Facebook and a sprinkling of online dating apps, but her favorite is the photo-sharing social network app Instagram. Wilson, a professional stage actress and singer, leads what looks like a glamorous life traveling with Broadway shows like "Wicked" and "Sister Act," and she has two Instagram accounts: a personal account that documents her everyday life performing or living in New York City, and one that chronicles her home shopping trips. The second, which goes by the Instagram handle homegoodsobsessed, has 4,000 followers. The Agony of Instagram.

Photo Erin Wurzel, 26, thought she had plenty to feel thankful about this Thanksgiving weekend: she is engaged to a great guy (and was spending the holiday with his family), working on a her first novel and taking French with an eye to moving to Paris someday.

The Agony of Instagram

Then she checked her Instagram feed. One friend had posted a Martha Stewart-worthy photo of her “mashed potato bar” featuring 15 spud-filled martini glasses artfully arranged in a pyramid, alongside a matching pyramid of bowls of homemade condiments. Another friend had posted a close-up of a cranberry barrel, with a sieve scooping up a Technicolor explosion of the crimson fruit above the caption, “Last-minute grocery run.”

A third posted her holiday table setting in Paris, complete with burning candles, rolled napkins with napkin rings, an open Champagne bottle, a huge centerpiece of fall flowers and the illuminated Eiffel Tower framed in a casement window. “I let out an ‘Oh, my God! It’s called Instagram envy, and Ms. Ms. Ms. Instagram's Envy Effect. I keep having the same conversation over and over.

Instagram's Envy Effect

It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or like this: “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.” Yikes. This is a thing. I’m not anti-technology or anti-Internet, certainly, but I do think it’s important for us to remind ourselves from time to time that watching other peoples’ post-worthy moments on Facebook is always going to yield a prettier version of life than the one you’re living right now. When you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, the majority of your friends probably aren’t doing anything any more special.

My life looks better on the Internet than it does in real life. Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram.