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Friends Can Help You Live Longer

Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad from Brigham Young University describes her massive comparative study on social relationships and mortality. The results show that having positive social interactions (aka friends) can increase your lifespan. Being lonely is a risk factor tantamount to smoking, alcoholism, and obesity.

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