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Science Says You Can Really Only Have 5 Close Friends At A Time

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living

According to new research, we may really play favorites when it comes to our BFFs -- at least unknowingly. Apparently, our capacity for simultaneous c...

Should I Say "Hello?"

Eileen Stukane | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Eileen Stukane

People still need face to face social interaction to maintain close friendships, and that takes actual time. Those with large networks may have increased the number of their outer layer acquaintances but they did not create more close friends. Yet there seems to me a certain weirdness in the fact that people know so much about me, and I about them, but we're not close enough for me to feel comfortable saying "hello" during a chance encounter.

WATCH: New Experiment Offers Great Excuse For Night On The Town

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

Looking for a good excuse to spend another night out with friends? You're in luck. New research suggests that hanging out with friends a couple of tim...

Path: The "less social" approach to TMI?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Like the seasonal flu, we all get a touch of social media fatigue from time to time. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare or something...

The social cost of falling in love: Gain one lover---lose two friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

A fascinating news report coming out of the British Science Festival in Birmingham confirms the tried and true saying: You can't have it all. Specific...