I'm reading my latest copy of Reader's Digest and came across this article in their News From The World of Medicine section. Facebook Users Live Longer A 2016 study found that the average Facebook user is about 12 percent less likely to die in a given year than someone who doesn't use the site---and that people who accepted the most friends requests lived the longest. This doesn't mean you should say sayonara to all your non-virtual friends. According to the study, interacting on Facebook seems to be healthy ony when it is used to maintain real-life relationships. The online activities that correlate with reduced mortality (such as posting photos) also indicate an offline social life. I just have one question. Did our tax dollars fund this study?