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There's a Good Reason Why You Should Take a Break From Facebook

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Sometimes you just can't help getting sucked into a comments argument, or sharing that too cute photo of a puppy. But, try your hardest to curtail that social media presence because a recent study has some very bad news for frequent Facebookers. 

A study conducted on 149 undergrad students at a Canadian university showed that frequent use of social media results in only caring about stupid crap, or in scientific terms, "cognitive and moral shallowness."

Study participants answered a questionnaire that measured their social media behavior, use of reflective thought, life goals, personality dimensions, and demographic characteristics. In the end, the results showed that those who used social media all the damn time "were less likely to engage in reflective thought and placed less importance on moral life goals." Sure, it's just one study, but as the results are pretty troubling, why not just take a break from Facebook every now and then?

Also, when you take a break from Facebook don't tell everyone you're taking a break from Facebook. There's no study that says you shouldn't. It's simply annoying. 

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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and will be taking a break from Facebook. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow her at @karatillie.