Study Shows Using the Internet Leads to Happier People

Whether you’re tweeting, stalking you-know-who on Facebook, or searching the annals of Wikipedia, the internet has become something we simply can’t live without. And while countless studies show that using the internet is connected to stress and anxiety, a recent study by British researchers from the U.K.’s Chartered Institute of IT reports using the internet can actually make you happier. The research suggests that the internet has given people a better sense of freedom and control over their lives, which has a positive effect on their well-being. Though ironically having such freedom has created legions of crackberry and Facebook addicts, technology and the internet still reigns as the most powerful avenue for the pursuit of happiness. [via Time.com]

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