Social media addiction is a bigger problem than you think

Can't stay away from social media? You're not alone; social networking is engineered to be as habit-forming as crack cocaine.

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How to kick the habit

Social media addiction is real, and it can damage careers, degrade life and even harm relationships.

For most of us, though, we're simply being manipulated by the social sites and content creators to waste far too much time in a way that benefits them, not us.

The best solution I'm aware of is to visit social networking sites once per day. Schedule it. And keep track of how much time you're spending there.

Try it. And if you succeed, you're on your way to beating addiction without going cold turkey.

And if you can't stick to your once-a-day habit, well, it sounds like you've got an addiction problem.

I'll see you at group therapy.

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