Notes From the Fieldby Martin Weil

December 17, 2012

Facebook Makes You Fat and Poor

Stop the Presses!

Findings showed that more time spent on Facebook was linked with a higher body mass index, increased binge eating, a lower credit score, and higher levels of credit card debt.

According to a new study cited in the NY Daily News, Facebook enhances the self-esteem of users, while they are online. This has the perverse effect of lessening their self-control when they are not online, leading specifically to overeating and overspending. 

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