Researchers: Reading the newspaper makes you happier

The results of a 2008 study saying newspaper readers are happier than TV watchers resurfaced on social media this week.

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According to researchers at the University of Maryland, “very happy people” read the newspaper. What they don’t do is watch much television.

“TV doesn’t really seem to satisfy people over the long haul the way that social involvement or reading a newspaper does,” University of Maryland sociologist John P. Robinson said in a press release.

The study for which Robinson is a co-author analyzed 30-years worth of data.

Here’s the thing about the study: It was published in 2008. So why highlight it now?

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