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To Your Health: Quitting Facebook makes you happier


Need a pick-me up? Try taking a Facebook break.

Researchers at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen studied the moods of 1,095 regular Facebook users over a week’s time. They divided participants into two groups: those who kept logging onto Facebook per normal, and those who agreed to quit the site for a week.

The results? Those who used the popular social network were 55 percent more likely to feel stressed. Meanwhile, those on a Facebook furlough reported feeling happier and less sad and lonely than active Facebookers. They also had a significantly higher level of life satisfaction than the other group.


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