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Schools on front lines as Surgeon General warns about social media use

May 26, 2023
Educators are grappling with the consequences of "almost constant" social media usage by a significant number of teenagers.
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Loneliness is an epidemic — social media may not always help

Mar 2, 2023
Social media platforms that bring people together IRL can help. Those that privilege one-way communication from influencers to followers may make matters worse.
Social media can be a tool for human connection, but some experts say some follower-type platforms can instead exacerbate loneliness.
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Turns out smoking causes more than just cancer and lung disease

Jan 17, 2014
A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.