What Is Polyvagal Theory (and Can It Actually Stop a Panic Attack)?

What Is Polyvagal Theory (and Can It Actually Stop a Panic Attack)?

Photo: Georgy Dzyura (Shutterstock) I’m all about “it’s not TMI, it’s transparency,” which is why TikTok is the best social network—a place where people have no problem getting nakedly confessional in 15 seconds or less. It’s also a wonderful plathis to explore the more…unconventional side of wellness and mental health trends. My phone and/or TikTok … Read more

Woman claims microbeads got ‘stuck in’ her face from scrub

Woman claims microbeads got 'stuck in' her face from scrub

A burgeoning beauty influencer was shocked and has issued an online warning for anyone using face wash containing microbeads — after a horrific discovery mid-facial. “Guys, this is wild: So, I just went and got my facial — I’m feeling sleek,” Emma Kingsley revealed in a now-viral TikTok video, which has over 1.8 million views … Read more

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Change is the only the constant, especially when it comes to social media apps. But that doesn’t mean the changes are unique. Instagram is testing out a full-screen feed feature that looks awfully similar to TikTok’s interface. And Snapchat is joining Twitter in adding a paid subscriber tier. Also, if Elon Musk gets his way, … Read more

Leaked audio from TikTok meetings revealed China accessed US user data: report

Leaked audio from TikTok meetings revealed China accessed US user data: report

Fears that China could snoop on TikTok users were confirmed in leaked recordings from internal meetings held by the social media app’s parent company, according to a bombshell report Friday. The recordings revealed that China-based employees of ByteDance repeatedly accessed data tied to US users — raising fresh concerns about TikTok, which once faced a … Read more

Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) For Facebook and its parent company Meta, “pride” and “envy” aren’t so much mortal sins as they are a modus operandi. The company’s obsession with being at the top of the social media ladder could also propagate more harmful content for users. Rainn Wilson’s First Fandoms: Star Trek And D&D The Verge … Read more

Zendaya denies she’s pregnant after viral TikTok prank

Zendaya denies she's pregnant after viral TikTok prank

Zendaya shut down rumors that she is pregnant with boyfriend Tom Holland’s baby after many of her fans were fooled by a recent TikTok prank. “See now, this is why I stay off Twitter,” the actress wrote on her Instagram Story Wednesday after her name trended online due to the chatter. “Just making stuff up … Read more

Family shocked after being ‘mysteriously’ sick every Monday

Family shocked after being 'mysteriously' sick every Monday

A family who spent nine weeks mysteriously unwell were shocked when they found out the source of their illness was in their pantry all along — in the form of snack-size peanut butter cups. Mother-of-two Kelsey was confused as to why her family was constantly unwell. For “nine weeks” straight, she, her husband and their … Read more

I ignored a lump on my face — then was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma

I ignored a lump on my face — then was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma

A woman is urging people to be vigilant with their health after she discovered a bump on her face was actually an incurable lymphoma. Melea Patton shared her story on TikTok, saying she had noticed the “large bump” on her face more than a year ago but didn’t have health insurance, so she didn’t see … Read more

Johnny Depp joins TikTok as he mounts comeback

Johnny Depp joins TikTok as he mounts comeback

Riding high after a resounding victory in his defamation trial, Johnny Depp seems to be plotting his return, joining TikTok on Monday as he continues to tour with musician Jeff Beck. Eagle-eyed fans noticed within minutes on Monday afternoon that Depp, 58, joined the social media app with a verified profile. His bio reads “occasional … Read more