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New ways to become happier—and healthier

It’s official: happiness really can make you healthier. New research suggests that positive vibes are linked to a stronger body and mind as well as a more satisfied life. Here are eight science-backed tips you need to find more joy in your life.

1 Explore life without social media

Social media now dictates how people interact with friends, read the news and navigate their day-to-day lives. But that constant exposure may be taking a toll on the human psyche, research suggests. Recent studies have linked more frequent Facebook use to poorer physical and mental health, plus diminished life satisfaction. Another study found that the more time people spent on social media per day, the more likely they were to have symptoms of anxiety. That may be because platforms like Instagram make it easy to compare yourself with others, and news-heavy sites like Facebook and Twitter expose you to an

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