If someone asked you, "Does the Internet make you happier or miserable?" . . . you'd probably say, "Oh, miserable, definitely." But apparently we're WRONG! Researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway found that the secret to happiness is using the Internet every day.
It's especially true as you get older. They found that people who went online every day actually got over their midlife crisis faster. They even felt more connected to the world and their friends, and felt like they had enough information to make better life decisions.
Why did these researchers find something different than most studies on the internet? We're not sure.
Our best guess is they took a "bigger picture" look at the Internet . . . like, someone's Facebook post may bum you out, but in general, not having the Internet at all would make your life significantly worse.