We live in a world where a lot of what we want and use on a regular basis exists by the tap of a finger. We can find the answer to almost any question online in seconds, hop in our car and be somewhere in minutes, or even buy something and have it at our door the next day. Instant gratification is everywhere but some have trouble understanding that this phenomenon does not exist in terms of our health. People often tend to look for a quick fix. According to the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, the average American adult tries to implement a fad diet four times per year.
It’s 11 p.m., you were supposed to be asleep by now. You have to be up in less than six hours. Who’s to blame? Most likely, you are. Well, with a little help from the 21st century’s biggest invention, that is.
Does the winter weather have you unmotivated and checked out? You are not alone. We live in a society where we don’t always distinguish what we’re feeling and what is making us feel that way. In our everyday lives, we have a bad habit of hiding our emotions and recalling what emotions we are feeling. During the winter months, higher rates of people typically report feeling low, unmotivated, and uninterested.
Nick Kipper, M-S-U Journalism Junior says he uses Facebook and Twitter most to receive his political news. Millennial’s are typically known for their constant web and social media usage. The American Press Institute says social networks are the main platform 18 to 34 year olds use to find their news, even on serious topics such as the presidential election. After talking with Matt Grossmann, the director of the institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University, it is clear the differences between news platforms across generations. “For obvious reasons they are less likely to be reading the daily newspaper or less likely to be watching local T-V news, ah and instead they are finding more information through social media, uh through commonly visited websites, and through incidental news through things like comedy and, and other entertainment mechanism,” Grossmann said.