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Limiting Time on Social Media Increases Well-Being | Suzanne Kane
"Today, spend a little time cultivating relationships offline. Never forget that everybody isn't on social media." – Germany Kent If you are among those who anxiously check the posts of your social media contacts because you obsessively have to know what's going on in their world and can't seem to curb your urge to remain riveted to your feed, new research on the negative effect of too much social media on well-being is worth reviewing. I recently spoke with Melissa G. Hunt, one of the authors of "No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression," published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Hunt and her research colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in a 2018 study, alleged there is a causal link between usage of social media and loneliness and depression. They say that spending inordinate amounts of time on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat does more than connect users to their contacts. It's