Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 If one of your resolutions for 2015 is a social media or iPhone detox, you may want to reconsider before going to any extremes. Overall, frequent Internet and social media users do not have higher levels of stress than those who are less plugged in, and for women, social media may actually help lower stress levels, says a new Pew Research Center survey. Specifically, “a woman who uses Twitter several times per day, sends or receives 25 emails per day, and shares two digital pictures through her mobile phone per day, scores 21 percent lower on our stress measure than a woman who does not use these technologies at all,” the report states. There are specific technologies associated with lower stress, they do offer up this possible explanation: “Sharing through email, sending text messages of pictures of events shortly after they happen and expressing oneself through the small snippets of activity allowed by Twitter may provide women with a low-demand and easily accessible coping mechanism that is not experienced or taken advantage of by men.” The study did find that a greater awareness of stressful events in the lives of others is tied to higher levels of stress (a phenomenon coined ‘the cost of caring’), especially for women. Source: http://www.shape.com Photo Credit: http://lifewise.canoe.ca Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article originally appeared on Shift Digital and has been republished with permission.Find out how to syndicate your content with B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?