Social media doesn't make you more stressed

January 15, 2015 3:41 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO – For women, hearing about happy events in the lives of friends and family lowers stress levels. But reading about bad news can raise them, a study out Thursday finds.

"Everything's all find and dandy," until something unfortunate happens in the lives of people you care about, said Keith Hampton, a professor of information at Rutgers University.

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