Follow Friends, Not Strangers, to Reduce Instagram FOMO

Time to unfollow the Kardashians. Science says they’re making you sad.

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According to real research published by psychologists at Pace University, Instagram-induced FOMO can actually make you sad. Studying 117 young milennials between the ages of 18-29, the researchers found that the subjects who followed a high volume of strangers’ Instagram accounts exhibited “despressive symptoms”. People who only followed friends, on the other hand, were less likely to experience negative emotions while scrolling through their image feed.

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