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It is how we use social media that can either benefit or negatively impact our mental health. Rawpixel.com | Shutterstock

Social media: how to protect your mental health

The effects social media has on our mental health may depend on how we use it. Taking control, and knowing when to take a break, is crucial.
Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Young immigrants are looking to social media to engage in politics and elections – even if they are not eligible to vote

The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
Chinese stars Xie Na, far right, and Huang Xiaoming, second from left, were among those reposting the ‘One China’ message. VCG via Getty Images

How Chinese celebrities are amplifying official policy on Taiwan, pushing ‘One China’ messages to millions of fans online

Chinese celebrities have become increasingly politically active on social media over the years – in part to help advance their careers.
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Want to learn a language? Try TikTok

We can waste an awful lot of time on social media because of the engaging, even addictive, nature of platforms like Tiktok. But teachers are now exploiting these qualities for learning languages.

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