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What Happened When Over 1,000 People Were Forced to Quit Facebook For a Week

Social media can be a downer as former Instagram model Essena O’Neill surely knows.

Now researchers from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen are revealing new insight into a long-beloved social networking site. A study involving 1,095 Facebook users found that 88% of people who quit the site completely for one week were “happy” compared to 81% of people who were still using the site.

Why This Small European Country is Still One of the Happiest Places in the World to Live

A new revelation is reinforcing a hunch that I have had for quite some time now: It is time to pack my bags and move to the one of the happiest places on Earth. According to the 2015 World Happiness Report, the Netherlands is once again among the top 10 happiest countries to live in.

What makes the Dutch people so happy? Well, aside from the many government social benefits and the high standard of living, people there also work a lot less than their American counterparts.

How to Stay Positive at a Job You Are Starting to Hate (Infographic)

Let’s face it — work sucks. More than half of Americans aren’t satisfied with their jobs, and happiness is somehow a rare luxury. Especially in an office/cubicle environment, most people feel like their jobs are repetitive, unimaginative and the word “drone” may frequently come to mind. But in the end, you just have to do it because the bills aren’t going to pay themselves.

Until you can find a job you actually love or even start your own company someday, here are a few tips to stay happy in the office from Happify.