Connie Sellecca, conniesellecca, facebook, facebook friends, Facebook Messenger, intelligence for your life, intelligenceforyourlife, live longer, longer life, messenger, real friends, real life, real life friends, Throwback Thursday, UC San Diego
You may live longer than people who don’t. That’s according to research from UC San Diego. But there IS a catch: The researchers found, you’ll only extend your life if most of your interactions are with people you’re already close to in real life. So, have a Facebook Messenger chat with your favorite cousin on your lunch break, or post old college photos on a friend’s page for “Throwback Thursday.” The longevity benefit you get from Facebook is the result of connecting with people in a real way. So, just like face-to-face socializing can reduce stress and help us live longer – so can REAL Facebook friendships.