How Facebook Actually Helps You Look on the Bright Side of Life

It might change the way you approach social media


Social media can help you become more grateful.

You wouldn't know that from recent headlines claiming Facebook causes depression and discontent. Some have suggested that looking at photos of other people vacationing at the beach, kissing their partners and dancing on mountaintops makes us less satisfied with our own lives.

Janice Kaplan, former Parade eic Photo: Ron Dennett

Most of the research was done with college kids who spent a lot of time perusing other people's posts.

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