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Boosting your social media with 10 photography tips

By Emeka Ikechi, Director, Vanity Studios     Good imagery is vital for effective social media. Creating stand out images is much easier if you follow a few basic rules. Here are ten tips to get you started:   Take multiple snaps The big secret to getting the perfect snap is to take lots of photos and then find the …

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Why You Should Do a Social Media Detox

The past year has redefined the meaning of ‘busy doing nothing’. Between lockdowns, cancelled holidays, and exercise limitations, people have flocked to social media to divert their attention away from the adversity that the pandemic has brought. As the good weather comes into fruition, and the UK slowly eases out of coronavirus restrictions, the future is looking brighter. Now, we …

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Why You Should Do a Social Media Detox This Summer

The past year has redefined the meaning of ‘busy doing nothing’. Between lockdowns, cancelled holidays, and exercise limitations, people have flocked to social media to divert their attention away from the adversity that 2020 brought. As the good weather comes into fruition, and the UK slowly eases out of coronavirus restrictions, the summer of 2021 is looking brighter. Now, we …

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Why You Should Do a Social Media Detox

The past year has redefined the meaning of ‘busy doing nothing’. Between lockdowns, cancelled holidays, and exercise limitations, people have flocked to social media to divert their attention away from the adversity that 2020 brought. This year is looking slightly more optimistic, bringing hope that we can return to a near-to-normal existence sometime soon. The opportunity to reinvigorate our lives …

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What Anti-Harassment Laws and Work Policies Should We Be Advocating For?

“We can’t regulate your feelings.” It’s a common refrain among free speech advocates and politicians when discussing harassment. But what they don’t understand is that harassment isn’t an issue of ‘feelings’: it’s about safety and equality.   Harassment refers to unwanted behavior that the receiving person finds offensive. In a position where the person is experiencing harassing behavior at work …

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How to get ahead in the New Year

How to get ahead in the New Year requires a mindset shift. Instead of placing pressure on yourself with thoughts such as, “It’s the beginning of the year, I must lose weight, I should sign up for that course…etc” , it’s advisable to take the time pressure out of it. I have never believed in New Year’s resolutions, rather ‘life …

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Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media  Social media. We all know what they are. We all use them. But do we know how they actually work? Are we influencing social media, or are they influencing us? The following article deals with the psychology behind our posts, likes, and comments on social media.  Communication on Social Media vs. in Real Life  You are …

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The negative effects of social media

The times have changed and now, more than ever, we spend our lives looking at what others are doing. The negative effects of social media include presenting a distorted view of reality. This distorted view is something that many people buy into. When we see others looking gorgeous, thin, having a great time and enjoying a seemingly perfect life, it …

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Interpreting Facebook posts

Interpreting Facebook behaviour isn’t difficult. When you step back and look dispassionately at a person’s Facebook feed, it can tell you stacks about a person. Many of my clients put posts on facebook that are a far cry from the reality of their real lives. I have noticed many common patterns between the types of posts a person puts on …