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Research looks at the emotional impact of spending time on Facebook

April 7, 2015 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Research looks at the emotional impact of spending time on Facebook

If you are already depressed, spending too much time on Facebook can make you feel worse.

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Facebook: Do you use it to engage or to compare yourself to your friends?

February 6, 2015 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
Facebook: Do you use it to engage or to compare yourself to your friends?

A new study suggests that “Facebook Envy” can lead to feelings of depression.

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Friendship and happiness

January 29, 2015 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and happiness

The folks at Happify developed this nifty infographic summarizing some of the relevant research on friendship and happiness.

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Friendship Research: Having a close confidante helps keep us healthy

June 9, 2014 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

New friendship research confirms the positive health effects of having a close confidante.

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In the Media – Dogs as connectors to friendships

April 8, 2014 | By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

If you’re looking for friendship, getting a dog might be something to consider.

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The fragility of friendship

November 26, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Based on research, friends forever is usually a myth.

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with Carlin Flora, author of Friendfluence & a GIVEAWAY

February 25, 2013 | By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book: An interview with Carlin Flora, author of Friendfluence & a GIVEAWAY

The new book Friendfluence: The Surprising Way Friends Make Us Who We Are (Doubleday, 2013) by Carlin Flora makes a seminal contribution to the literature on friendship.

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The law of averages: Do all friendships last for the long haul?

November 8, 2012 | By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some thoughts on a longevity statistic: On average, most friendships—even very good ones—last only seven years.

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Guest Post: Fat Talk Among Friends

December 7, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Sophia Dembling Guys know better. When the woman in their life asks, “Do I look fat?” guys respond, “Gosh, I love you more every day, honey,” or “Now would be a great time for me to start painting the kitchen, don’t you think?” or “Hey, is that a UFO up there?” Anything to avoid fat talk. Among female friends, […]

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On MSNBC and the Today Show – Toxic Friends

August 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Thanks to Eaglewings for flagging this article on toxic friends that resulted from a survey conducted by Today.com and Self Magazine.   The results suggest that a staggering 84 percent of women and 75 percent of men have toxic friendships. I provided background information to the writer, Diane Mapes, some of which is outlined in […]

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