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Is Social Media Bad for Our Mental Health?

Take a break! Caught up in the web of social media? Maybe it's time to snap back to reality to improve your mental health, just like Tom Holland. But are the clever designs of big tech the problem or do we have ourselves to blame? And when are online social habits an addiction versus just a terrible distraction? Is this the 'Big Tobacco' of our time... Nexus speaks to Anna Lembke, Professor of Psychiatry and Social Behaviour at Stanford University who featured in the 2020 Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ who says social media addiction is a reality for many people but abstaining completely is unrealistic for our times. Brian Primack is the Dean of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University who says we need to be very selective in the content we consume in order for it to be beneficial, and Nir Eyal, a behavioural design consultant believes we cannot wait for big tech to change, we need to be in control of our own behaviour.

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Ghislaine Maxwell talks from prison! Plus New Epstein lawsuits

Ghislaine Maxwell talks from prison! Plus New Epstein lawsuits

FTX boss strange power over Tom Brady, Bill Clinton. End of Crypto?

FTX boss strange power over Tom Brady, Bill Clinton. End of Crypto?

Trump announces he will run in 2024. Rude about rival Ron Desantis

Trump announces he will run in 2024. Rude about rival Ron Desantis

UK's Suella says migrant invasion - is she right?

UK's Suella says migrant invasion - is she right?

Ye or Nay? Should Kanye be cancelled?

Ye or Nay? Should Kanye be cancelled?

Is Sunak Britain's Obama? (nope)

Is Sunak Britain's Obama? (nope)

Musk Satellite plan for Iran Ukraine, China-Taiwan good/bad?

Musk Satellite plan for Iran Ukraine, China-Taiwan good/bad?

How Serial Podcast helped free Adnan Syed after 23 years in prison

How Serial Podcast helped free Adnan Syed after 23 years in prison

Meloni is Italy’s new PM - far right, or just right?

Meloni is Italy’s new PM - far right, or just right?

Queen's Funeral: Was your country invited?

Queen's Funeral: Was your country invited?

Queen Elizabeth II dead, what's next for King Charles?

Queen Elizabeth II dead, what's next for King Charles?

Liz Truss - better than Boris?

Liz Truss - better than Boris?

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