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I suffer from “Pinterest” stress largely because I still have no idea how make Pinterest work. So many pictures of baked goods, and what are they all for!? But according to a Today survey, it’s stressing women out for other reasons. They claim:

In our exclusive TODAY Moms survey of 7,000 U.S. mothers, 42 percent said that they sometimes suffer from Pinterest stress – the worry that they’re not crafty or creative enough. Symptoms include staying up until 3 a.m. clicking through photos of exquisite hand-made birthday party favors even though you’ll end up buying yours at the dollar store, or sobbing quietly into a burnt mess of expensive ingredients that were supposed to be adorable bunny cookies for the school bake sale.

Okay, again, I am constantly unclear about how Pinterest works and what its real reason for being is. STILL. If I had one, it would only be me quietly sobbing into things that were burnt. Just photo after photo of that. I imagine that could be stressful, too, though, because I would want to burn bigger and bigger things. First cookies, then a cake, then a cake made out of gold, then an entire forest.

Pinterest is really bad for people, you guys.

Today backs me up on this:

“It tricks you into thinking that everyone is baking their own bread,” said Jenna Andersen, 28, a Palo Alto, Calif., mom of two, photographer and blogger behind the hilarious site Pinterest Fail, which chronicles Pinterest-inspired crafts and recipes gone oh-so-wrong. She’s still a fan of the site, but she’s learned not to let herself think that the artfully curated photos represent anyone’s reality. “Pinterest is largely a site of unrealized dreams.”

Good God in heaven, baking bread should not be anyone’s unrealized dream. Baking bread should be an unrealized dream for some cavemen, maybe, and even they really dreamed about a day when it would be readily available to them at many bakeries.

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