A study made by University Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross confirms that Facebook use predicts decline in happiness. Ethan Kross says: “On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result—it undermines it.”
Researchers at Kansas State University studied the effects of gardening on older adults.
Initial results showed that gardening keeps seniors in shape through its moderate physical activity.
Recent follow-up studies show that gardening tasks also improve also the self-esteem of seniors.
Gardening improves overall physical health and life satisfaction.
Self-esteem grows when people do something that makes them feel useful. This is a direct path toward a strong self-esteem.