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NPR News August 6, 2018

#Blessed: Is Everyone Happier Than You On Social Media?

by Jasmine Garsd

If you've spent time on social media, you've seen lots of pictures of people seemingly having a better time than you. They may be smiling, but they're not necessarily happy. What are they telling us?

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