Social Media Causes Eating Disorders

Social media use is growing every year. Teenagers average about nine hours of social media use every day. Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat are the main avenues teenagers use for posting and communication. Although social media is portrayed as a fun way to share pictures and communicate with your friends, instead it has created anxiety and […]

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Teen’s TikTok Timer

This post was edited on March 20, 2023 by Cockapooluvr TikTok is an app that has become increasingly prevalent over the past few years and is largely responsible for many of the fads and celebrity figures that are relevant today. However, with TikTok’s rise to popularity also came negative attention in regard to the app’s […]

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Eating Disorders: A Conversation Presented by University Recreation

TW: This post talks about eating disorders and body dysmorphia. On Wednesday, February 21st, I attended the Eating Disorder Awareness Panel presented by University Recreation. There were four panelists who had their own personal or career connections to JMU and our student body who addressed questions regarding eating disorders, body dysmorphia, social media, and much […]

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Skinny Shaming And Body Image

Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2017, which is a disease that causes my body to not be able to absorb gluten or the proper nutrients, I have always been on the underweight side. This has caused many issues throughout my everyday life, including developing an eating disorder, comments being made by everyone around […]

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Are you real?

Social media has allowed everyone the platform to create their ideal life, representing themselves and everything they do as “perfect”. The psychological definition of social media is “online services which encourage their users to digitise and publicly share previously private personal information”.  When I first started using social media in eighth grade, I remember how excited […]

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