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Follow Friends, Not Strangers, to Reduce Instagram FOMO

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

Image via the Rich Kids of Instagram.

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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Turning Travelers Into Human Chargers May End Jet Lag for Good

Finnish startup Valkee wants to make sure you don’t sleep through your next vacation.

From the land of ice and snow comes a new device that harnesses the sun’s positive rays to combat the infamous symptoms of transcontinental jet lag. Finnish startup Valkee, known for its products targeting seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which affects over 9.5% percent of Finland’s population, recently launched a new device called the Human Charger that just might revolutionize travel. A bright light-emitting headset run via app, the Human Charger is able to “coordinate” environmental and situational factors between pre-and-post-travel routines, and, according to the Aerospace Medical Association, significantly improve a traveler’s jet lag.

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