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Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

Eating disorders have doubled in the past three years, and experts say this increase is due to one problem and one problem only: social media One new trend promoted by social media is the “thigh gap,” a craze that has encouraged young girls to want a space between their legs so they appear skinnier. This puts a negative weight on young girls that shouldn’t be there. “When trying to s...

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