Archive for December, 2007

Staying Alive

December 30, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

What a wonderful milestone it is to reach a 95th birthday—but imagine the added pleasure of being able to share your cake with someone you’ve known for 90 years! Edith Brook and Una Kilner were born two days apart in 1917, met on their first day of school at Longley Hall five years later, and […]

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Blood sisters: A contemporary look

December 29, 2007 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A little background on BFFs and blood sisters

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2007: The Year of BFF

December 25, 2007 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you ask me, 2007 was the year that the term Best Friends Forever (BFF) was so over-used and inappropriately-used by the media that its meaning became trivialized and misunderstood. A few memorable examples: Hillary Clinton and Katie Couric were labeled BFFs on the basis of posing for a photograph together at a fundraiser for […]

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Waitress: Best Female Friendship Flick of 2007

December 19, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The entertainment website Buzz Sugar named the movie Waitress the best female friendship flick of 2007. The movie depicts the friendships of three waitresses at Joe’s Diner played by Adrienne Shelly, Keri Russell, Cheryl Hines The quirky movie was also written and directed by Shelly, who was brutally murdered before the film’s release. Many critics […]

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Facebook fast becoming a laboratory for the study of friendships

December 18, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

An article by Stephanie Rosenbloom in yesterday’s New York Times, On Facebook, Scholars Link Up with Data, explains how the popular social networking site is increasingly being used by academic researchers to study friendships. Rosenbloom quotes Nicholas Christakis, a Harvard sociology professor: “Our predecessors could only dream of the kind of data we now have.” […]

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Staying Connected: Whereboutz lets u no where yur besties r

December 10, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

What will they think of next? Want your besties to know where you are—wherever you are? Interested in their whereabouts? Then download Whereboutz, a new free Facebook application by Telenav that adds legs to the Status Update that appears on your profile. It can also be downloaded to 100 different cell phones. Whereboutz lets you […]

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Hillary + Katie = BFF?

December 9, 2007 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Use of the term BFF (Best Friends Forever) is becoming ubiquitous. The new online gossip page of the New York Post recently captured a picture of Hillary and Katie (no last names required) when both of them attended a children’s mental health benefit for the NYU Child Study Center held in New York City earlier […]

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Twenty Questions: Spotting a Toxic Friendship

December 4, 2007 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Here are 20 questions to help you spot a toxic friendship.

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