Screentime Overdose Means Unhappy Teens

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Teens that spend the most time staring at screens while playing games, texting, surfing the Internet or engaging in social media tend to be unhappier than those with less screen time, reports a San Diego State University study of more than a million teens.


This article appears in the August 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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