Can staying off Facebook make you happier? Apparently so.
Researchers from the ridiculous-sounding Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen recruited 1,095 daily Facebook users to look at the impact of the social network on happiness. They first looked at everyone’s usual Facebook behavior and found 94% visited Facebook as part of a daily routine. They split the participants into two groups; one was allowed to access Facebook and use it as normal, while the other group was forced to quit cold turkey.
After a single week, the group forced to quit Facebook reported feeling more satisfied with their life. Researchers found that 88% of those who were forced to give up Facebook felt “happy,” compared with 81% of those who were still on the site.
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