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Study: 1 in 3 Suffer from 'Facebook Envy'

1/26/2013

A new study out of Germany says one in three people who visit Facebook are more dissatisfied with their lives after visiting the web site.

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The study says the people who were most affected were those who browse the social networking site without posting things themselves.  Dr. Greg Sipes, a clinical psychologist in Indianapolis, says people need to remember that most people are, at some level, exaggerating in their posts.  He says people should disconnect if they feel bad when looking at Facebook, but it's difficult to do so.

Sipes says social networking sites like Facebook create an opportunity for people to make themselves look good.  He says people become unhappy or angry when reading their Facebook feeds don't realize they're comparing their insides with other people's outsides. 

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