Archive for July, 2007

Celebrating Friendship Day

Published: July 31, 2007 | Last Updated: May 15, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

In 1935, the US Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August as Friendship Day. The day, which falls on August 5th this year, is intended to celebrate the friendships that enhance our lives and well-being. Fortunately, the day hasn’t been commercialized to the same extent as more popular holidays—unfortunately, that also makes it less well-known. […]

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On the Lighter Side: Friendship Can Make You Fat

Published: July 27, 2007 | Last Updated: August 7, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

Who hasn’t enjoyed the guilty pleasure of sharing an outrageously rich and caloric dessert with a best friend and indulging with abandon? If you have, you better not make a habit of it. A new report published on July 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine seems to suggest that obesity can spread […]

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How many friends does it take…?

Published: July 19, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

An MSN Messenger study of the friendship patterns of 10,000 persons among the UK population cites some interesting statistics: Brits collect an average of 396 friends each over their lifetime. People wind up staying in touch with about 1 out of 12 of the friends they make. The average number of friends they maintain is […]

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Another argument for May-December friendships

Published: July 18, 2007 | Last Updated: May 9, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

I was interviewing a woman today about my favorite topic: friendship. After we spoke about a miserably fractured friendship that was causing her great pain, she told me that her most successful relationships were with friends, both male and female, who were almost a decade older than herself. “Their wisdom and maturity is something I value,” said Connie. She […]

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Intergenerational friendships: The special joys of friendships at different ages and stages

Published: July 6, 2007 | Last Updated: February 26, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

You may have caught the Today Show segment on intergenerational friendships. “Among good friends, age disappears,” commented Meredith Viera.

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