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Can an iPhone App Relieve Depression? The Developers of ‘HappyPlace’ Think So

Bummer. (Photo: Zazzle)

Just in time for your annual winter doldrums, a new app called HappyPlace purports to manage your moods and even combat bummed out feelings, the Guardian reports.

The app’s functions are based on research suggesting that depression could be caused or maintained by biased ways of thinking, “particularly around the processing of ambiguous faces,” the¬†Guardian says. In other words, you should probably move out of New York City because other people’s resting bitchfaces could be making you depressed. Read More