How many times do you check your Moments page in a day to see whether your latest post has got another "like" or "thumbs up"?
♢like，thumb up 点赞，顶
♢latest post 最新动态（post也可做动词，发布，如 post a selfie 发自拍照）
In fact, the pleasure we derive from getting a "like" is equal to that of eating chocolate or winning money, and we can't help wanting more. （事实上，我们从“赞”上得到的愉悦感和吃巧克力或者赢钱带来的快乐是一样的，并且我们会情不自禁的想要更多。）
♢derive from 得到，获得
♢be equal to ... 跟……一样
♢can't help doing sth情不自禁做.....（这是英文中典型的否定形式表肯定含义的用法）
✎ According to the findings of the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, which observed 32 teens aged between 13 and 18, the feedback circuit in the teens' brains are particularly sensitive, and the "social" and "visual" parts of their brains were activated when they received "likes" on an Instagram-like social network. （句子主干成分已黑体标出）
✎ The research also showed that though the thumbs up might come from complete strangers, the good they derive from it worked all the same.
♢feedback circuit 反馈回路
Q：Does it mean we should try our best to win as many thumbs up as possible?
A：Not necessarily so if we know the reasons behind our desire for attention.
Radwan said people who were an only child, who were used to being the center of attention in their house, may try to replicate these conditions. （主干已黑体标出）
Feeling "overlooked and unappreciated" might also lead you to crave for attention. Other times, the state of being jealous, or wanting to cover your mistakes may also contribute to such longings.
♢Be used to doing ... 习惯于做....
♢the state of being jaelous 处于嫉妒中
♢crave for attention 渴望关注= long for attention= desire for attention
♢Cover mistakes 掩饰错误
"If people could adopt goals not focused on their own self-esteem but on something larger than their self, such as what they can create or contribute to others, they would be less susceptible to some of the negative effects of pursuing self-esteem,"
♢susceptible to 对……敏感