Why Facebook friends don"t count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face

Why Facebook friends don't count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face Talking on phone does not make people feel as good as sharing a smileStudy suggests quality not quantity of communication is most importantMost satisfying relationships 'come from handful of close friends' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 23:24 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 9 April 2013 A study has found there is no link between Facebook use and people with larger groups of friends or more emotionally intense relationships (file picture) Facebook friends are no substitute for the real thing, according to psychologists.

Using Facebook makes us more likely to eat unhealthy snacks by lowering our self-control

Using Facebook makes us more likely to eat unhealthy snacks by lowering our self-control Those who chatted with close friends via social network had higher levels of self-esteem but this caused a dip in self-controlThis meant users were more likely to snack on unhealthy snacks immediately after logging off | UPDATED: 12:50 GMT, 20 December 2012 Using Facebook makes you fat – but not for the reason you might think.

Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them jailed for two years

Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them jailed for two yearsRosie Dodd, 20, claimed men – aged 21, 23 and 25 – assaulted her at a home Trio arrested and Dodd said they raped her after meeting on night outMen spent total of 50 hours in police custody

Essex lion: Spoof advert mocks Colchester Zoo

Will they take it lion down Zoo that fuelled hunt for the “Essex Lion” after mistaking picture of domestic cat for predator sighting is mocked in spoof advert Colchester Zoo has been targeted by a spoof advert after their involvement in the hunt for the “Essex lion”Zoo workers armed with tranquiliser guns searched for the wild animal which turned out to be a domestic cat The internet spoof features pictures of puppies as wolves, an earth worm as a snake and a ginger cat as a lion with the slogan “let your imagination run wild”Since the manhunt blunder over the Bank Holiday weekend there has been several internet spoofs and humour on social networking sites

We’re watching: The camera that can recognise you from your Facebook picture every time you walk into a shop

The Facebook camera that can recognise you every time you walk into a shop Could be used by shops to offer discounts to customersSystem already being trialled in Nashville shops and bars Users must sign up to take part and “teach” system what they look like. Shoppers could soon be automatically recognised when they walk into a shop using a controversial new camera.

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say it’s “suspicious”

Is not joining Facebook a sign you”re a psychopath Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is “suspicious”. Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren”t on social networking sites are “suspicious.”

Over 50s who regularly use social networking sites less likely to suffer with depression

Depression rates fall among silver surfers as research shows internet use could beat the blues in the over-50s | UPDATED: 21:19 GMT, 14 July 2012 Internet use has been blamed for mental health problems and social isolation among young people – but new research suggests that ‘silver surfers’ are less likely to suffer depression.