Are You Man Enough to Unplug?

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Are You Man Enough to Unplug?

Reverse the negative effects of your overconnected life.

3. Step back from social media

Watching others YOLOing while you’re FOMOing won’t do much for your mood. In a 2013 study from the University of Michigan, students were texted five times a day and asked how they were feeling. The researchers were able to correctly predict unhappy responses when they knew subjects had logged in to Facebook since the previous text. And two weeks later, those who had logged in most often had the lowest happiness scores. The reason? The researchers speculate it has something to do with comparing yourself with that share-happy friend from college who apparently lives on a yacht. Give the Book a break, or maybe even (gasp) shut down your page for a while.

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