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How the “Selfie” is Affecting Self-Esteem

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Never has the dictionary caused more controversy than when the word “selfie” was dubbed 2013’s “word of the year.” Selfies may be seen as silly, harmless fun, but they can also trigger serious self-esteem issues, especially for women.

Why We Love the Selfie

Let’s face it – nothing gives you a quick self-esteem boost quite like taking the perfect selfie. Your eyes are sparkling, your skin is glowing, and you know you look good. When you post it on social media and watch the positive comments roll in…that feels even better.

The selfie has become the digital version of the artist’s self-portrait. But while not everyone has the artistic skills to paint a great self-portrait, everyone can take a great selfie. It’s our way of showing who we are, of asserting ourselves and our individuality to the world. What could be more powerful?

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Why Online Dating is So Popular

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There was a time, not so long ago, when very few people would admit to online dating. Thankfully that time is in the past. These days, over a third of newlyweds meet online, and they report being happier than their offline counterparts. The stigma of online dating is behind us, and it couldn’t come at a better time – with our crazy, busy, exhausting lives, we need online dating more than ever! Here are just a few reasons why online dating is so popular today.

1. More work means less time to meet people

Are you wondering why it feels like you’re always working? It’s probably because you are, at least compared to earlier generations. Even when we’re not behind the desk, we’re commuting to and from the office (this can take nearly an hour off your day if you live in a major urban centre), responding to work emails at home, and getting to bed early so we’re ready to do it all over again the next day.

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