1. Your gadgets are causing your stress, not helping it
The explanation: Using modern devices increases levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
The Internet has provided us with unprecedented access to information, entertainment, and baffling fetishes. It's also prevented us from ever truly escaping work, bad news, and that annoying friend whose Instagram looks like she's never not on vacation.
Now, research is telling us we need to unplug to de-stress. A study which looked at the cortisol levels of kids who used computers, phones, and video games throughout the day (so, all kids) showed that those who spent more than three hours wired in had significantly higher levels than a group that didn't.