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But Jones in Chicago says you also have to let yourself off the hook and resist the urge to constantly check in to see what friends are doing.

Social networking “makes it seem like everybody’s doing something awesome,” she says. “But you can’t always worry about what other people are doing.

“You have to give yourself permission to miss out.”



Sabbath Manifesto:

The Undo List:


Martha Irvine is an AP national writer. She can be reached at mirvine(at) or via