While working to make a success of your life, consciously attend to building and nurturing relationships and friendships. Human connection is the core of well-being, and good relationships can make us more productive.

Studies confirm that friendships aren’t just for mutual support and shared leisure: people with a good social circle tend to enjoy better mental and physical health and greater life satisfaction, and are even longer-lived. If friendships are the key to well-being, productivity, and success, is there a key to friendship?

Are we all alike?

It is commonly believed that female friendships are more intimate than male ones—or that ...

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