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Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissism

A recent study reveals that an increase in narcissistic traits may be an unwanted result of sharing images, including selfies, ‘excessively’ on social media. This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cut-off for narcissistic personality disorder. Social media allows us to share major life events and daily musings alike with friends, family, […]

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Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems

Posting too many selfies online can backfire, reveals study

Researchers at Washington State University conducted an experiment to determine which posts lead to snap judgments about the user’s personality. The upshot: People who posted lots of selfies were uniformly regarded as less likeable, less successful, less adventurous and more insecure than those who share photos taken by somebody else. Lead author Christopher Barry, a […]

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Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  

While they do come with a fair share of downsides for some people, selfies have also helped identify significant symptoms of medical conditions, important enough to save people’s lives. Here are four instances where they proved to be valuable from a health perspective. Stroke Juanita Branch, 63, recently recalled how she suffered a stroke back […]

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