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Researchers have been writing about the so-called highlight reel effect of social media since at least 2014. The idea is that people tend to post mostly flattering or humblebrag-worthy stuff about themselves, and spending too much time absorbing these gilded depictions of other people’s lives could distort how you view your own.
The evidence backing this theory is mixed. Some of the early studies linked the highlight reel effect to symptoms of depression…
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