Could logging out of Facebook make you happier?

FILE - In this photo dated May 16, 2012, a Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York. (AP File Photo/James H. Collins)
FILE – In this photo dated May 16, 2012, a Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York. (AP File Photo/James H. Collins)

Could staying away from Facebook make us happier and less lonely?  That’s what some researchers wanted to find out in a study.

The Happiness Research Institute conducted the study among 1,095 people in Denmark. Researchers said they randomly assigned half of them to not use Facebook for a week.

Ninety-four percent of these users said they normally visit Facebook as part of a daily routine, 86-percent browsed the news feed “very” of “very often.” Sixty-nine percent sai they preferred to post pictures of the great things they experience.

But after a week of no Facebook, the group reported “a significantly higher level of life satisfaction,” “ an increase in their social activity,” along with “less concentration difficulties.”

Researchers said people on Facebook are 55-percent more likely to feel stressed and 18-percent more likely to feel present in the moment.

Click here to learn more about the study’s results.

Re Blogged from WLFI.com

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