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If you post a happy picture or an uplifting quote on Facebook, you could improve someone else’s day. According to a study from UC San Diego, the emotions expressed online are contagious – whether they’re positive or negative. Researchers analyzed the emotional content of 1 billion Facebook posts – and found that the language we use impacts the words our friends use in their posts… which creates what experts call a “social multiplier.” The good news is: Positive emotions spread faster and farther than negative ones.

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