Maintaining close ties with your good friends on Facebook increases your self esteem — but also your waistline.
According to a study by researchers at Columbia Business School and University of Pittsburgh, that will be published in the Journal of Consumer Research in June 2013, keeping watch of your good friends’ activities on social media correlates to a higher body-mass index and higher levels of credit card debt. These close connections increase your self-esteem, thereby allowing you to let your guard down and temporarily lose self control.
“We found this in a variety of settings, ranging from healthy versus
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