There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.
A small group of parent advocates is mobilizing “gentle propaganda” against vaccine naysayers
No surprise — those Facebook photos of your friends on vacation or celebrating a birthday party can make you feel lousy.
Yet more evidence that friends and family are the best medicine: a new study finds that the most social seniors had a 70% reduction in the rate of cognitive decline, compared with their least social peers.
Want to spice up your romantic relationship? No need to spend money on long-stem roses or expensive dinners. Instead, spend time — not just with each other but with some really good friends.
Have other people’s blithe Facebook updates ever made you feel like a total loser? Or have you ever felt that your best friend’s life is perfectly easy and joyful, while yours is nothing but struggle and anxiety? You’re not alone.
A new study suggests that when it comes to certain genes, friends of a feather flock together—but with others, opposites attract.
Got a big social network? Then you probably have a large amygdala, according to a new study that found a connection between the size of this brain region and the number of social relationships a person has.
In the economy of relationships, there’s a price to falling in love. According to a new, as yet unpublished study from Oxford University, it’s two friends.
The internet and cell phones are bringing people together, not tearing us apart—at least, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Internet and American Life project. The research followed up a shocking 2006 study, which found that American social networks were rapidly contracting and that 25% of Americans reported that …