Social media has completely permeated our everyday lives, for better or worse.

While it can be great for finding things and keeping in touch, do the negatives outweigh the positives?

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Here are five reasons you may be ready to take a break from social media.

  1. It’s bad for your mental health.
  2. It kills human connection.
  3. It encourages false comparisons.
  4. It sucks up your free time.
  5. It’s exploitative.

So are you ready to unplug? Here are 10 tips for doing that.

Beth Sawicki About the author:
Beth Sawicki is a content editor at Rare. Email her at
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