Q: Where Do You Find The Time?

A: Something that saves me a fair amount of time, and mindshare, is not being active on social media. As more research is conducted on the long-term effects of social media, I am more convinced now than ever that this one decision has made a massive impact on me. In a recent issue of the American Economic Review, a paper titled “The Welfare Effects of Social Media” was published. Two significant findings in this study of nearly 3000 people include that deactivating social media site Facebook freed up on average 60 minutes per day and caused a small but significant improvement in self-reported happiness and life satisfaction.