Excessive Social Media Use Causes Higher Stress, Study Says

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Are you stressed out by social media? If so, you are not alone.

According to a new study, 86 percent of adults in the U.S. said they constantly check email, text and social media. And as CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, it could be doing damage to your mental health.

Times have changed as technology has evolved.

Two decades ago, cellphones were for the most part just used to make phone calls. But now, there are all kinds of ways we glue our eyes to the screen – and we do it more and more.

Susan Dunning of Florida said she checks her iPhone eight times a day. A man on the street said 30 times. Another woman said every two seconds.

And according to a new study by the American Psychological Association, excessive technology and social media have created the “constant checker.” On a 10-point scale where 10 is a great deal of stress, of those surveyed, the average level for constant checkers was 5.3 – compared with 4.4 for those who do not check as often.

For working Americans, checking work email constantly on their days off, their stress level was even higher – at a 6.0.

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“It is actually stressful, because I was not like that before,” said Philbert Kung of Manhattan. “It was just recently when like social media is like, you know, it’s part of our job. We need to be updated every day.”

And if you think it’s stressful checking one phone, try checking two like CBS2’s Gainer does.

There is also the effect of technology on your relationships.

When asked he thought if his social media use interfered with family or friend time,” Scott Corcoran of Manhattan said: “My wife might say yes. I don’t think so.”

Jean Vandecar of upstate Saratoga said she thinks smartphone use has ruined interpersonal communication.

“I find that the kids can’t communicate with one another. They don’t know how to communicate anymore,” she said. “I think a lot of their self-esteem is tied to the phone and what’s going on.”

But one woman sees frequent technology use another way.

“I feel more connected to my kids; to family,” she said.

The APA said constant checking is not good for mental health. Your prescription? A digital detox.

Of those Gainer spoke to, most said they were embarrassed to admit they kept checking their phone before bed even though they were tired. They just could not put the phone does.

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Nike’s Legendary Killshot Sneaker Is Returning This March

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Nike’s Killshot silhouette is synonymous with clean style and classic style – with its low-top cut and sleek feel, the sneaker’s look lends itself to a diverse wearability.

Unfortunately for style enthusiasts, the Killshot has been somewhat of an elusive gem over the years, with the only retailer consistently releasing stock being J.Crew. Fortunately, after a short disappearance, J.Crew has announced the re-release of the Killshot just in time for the warmer weather as, as winter’s harsh conditions begin to fade.

The Nike Killshot is set to officially pre-sale in a limited quantity of 50 each on February 25 at both J.Crew’s Soho location in NYC and Grove location in L.A.

Later, shoppers will be able to find the shoe J.Crew’s official site, and also at select J.Crew stores on March 1 for $90 USD.

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Future Reveals There’s A Controversial Track On ‘HNDRXX’

Future stopped by Zane Lowe to discuss his upcoming album HNDRXX which features Rihanna and The Weeknd and has producer credits by Metro Boomin and Mike Will Made It.

The “Mask Off” rapper said that one song on the album may cause some controversy:

It might get more attention than I want it to get. It might get the wrong attention, it might get great attention. Who knows? I just know it’s a song I feel good about. This is me not holding anything back.

The Atlanta rapper told Lowe on his Beats 1 Radio show. He didn’t mention the name of the song. Future unveiled the album’s tracklist yesterday on Instagram. Which track do you think he’s referring to?

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Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dog

Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dogYou may have seen photos of a young girl and her goldendoodle Wonder on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media, so who is she and why is she smiling? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Fry, which may allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog. “The school district had decided that Wonder wasn’t necessary,” Stacy Fry, Ehlena’s mother, told Yahoo News.


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