how we became addicted to buying weird stuff on ‘wish’
Tfw you wanna save the world but also like shopping. Like, a lot.
teen sex, drug addiction, anxiety: tv show ‘euphoria’ wants you shook
It often feels provocative for the sake of it, but a brilliant performance by Zendaya grounds this grown up teen drama.
why dry january won't solve our problem with binge drinking
Now the festivities are over the #newyearnewme bandwagon is here with over 4 million of us committing to a sober January. But what good does it do when we get back on the booze, making up for lost time as soon as it ends?
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excessive social media use is like drug addiction, says new study
Scrolling through Instagram for hours could have a worse effect on your brain than you might think.
we all know social media can seriously harm your mental health, so what now?
Despite the detrimental effects of social media, we’re still completely hooked. Refinery29 Editor at Large Sarah Raphael shares her tips on how to use it safely.
is the media helping us foster more empathy for addicts?
Films like 'Beautiful Boy' and 'A Star Is Born' illustrate a level of compassion for those suffering from addiction, while also underscoring what’s still lacking from current media portrayals.
how to help a friend with a drug problem
In 2017, the opioid crisis took over 50,000 Americans' lives -- more than all gun deaths and road traffic deaths combined.
this short film explores how destructive british drinking culture can really be
Lily Rose Thomas’s ‘Girl’s Who Drink’ challenges how we view problem drinking in young people.
watch these new clips from timothée chalamet’s latest film, ‘beautiful boy’
Starring Timothée and Steve Carrell, ‘Beautiful Boy’ chronicles the destruction caused by addiction.
den-mate makes moody electro-pop to help herself heal
On her deeply personal album 'Loceke', Jules Hale turns a traumatic life period into narrative songs that strike right at the heart.
'maniac' nails what it's like living with mental illness
The Netflix series stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as New Yorkers seeking a psychological cure-all.
we’re addicted to notifications, likes and follower counts. so what now?
Withholding notifications and then releasing them en masse is just one sinister tactic employed by social media platforms to increase our addiction. Do we need to take heed of Kanye's advice and eradicate follower numbers and likes altogether?