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5 Surprising Ways Your Friends Influence You (According To Science)

Amy Morin | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

The company you keep says a lot about you. Friends have a big influence over how you feel, think, and behave. Here are five reasons you should be careful who you surround yourself with.

Why It Pays (For Your Health) To Be Optimistic

Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living

It pays to be a happy, optimistic person -- at least when it comes to your health, according to a small new study in the journal Psychological Science...

The Health Benefits Of Friendship

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Your health is in your hands -- feel justified and liberated to step away from your computer, your iPhone, and your work, and go spend quality time with your friends and family. In fact, call someone up right now and make plans. It's the doctor's orders.

A Lesson in Proper Prioritization

Judy Clement Wall | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judy Clement Wall

We all know that our friends are good for us. They are our cheerleaders and our shoulders to cry on. They're our confidants and our champions. Studies show having friends enhances our feelings of wellbeing, reduces stress, and even helps us live longer.

5 Ways Your Friends Are Good For Your Health

Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living

"You're not what you eat -- you're who you eat with," wrote Scientific American's Christie Nicholson, reporting on recent research examining why our f...

Friends, Family Are The Biggest Influences On Our Health: Study

Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living

By Briana Rognlin for A new study found that friends and family are one of the biggest influences on your health, with nearly half of...

7 Ways Friends Keep You Healthy

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

We all know how good a fun night out with a group of friends can feel -- and, turns out, it may actually be just as good for your body as it is for yo...