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Facebook lowers self-esteem and well-being

Facebook LogoutI mean who is really surprised by the impact of Facebook on self-esteem? In Europe the activities in Facebook are declining, which is widely discussed in books, ebooks and articles.

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.”

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Gardening for self-esteem

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.