Joshua Speed found his BFF in Abraham Lincoln.
Would Abraham Lincoln ever have become president if he didn't stumble into a dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and strike up a friendship with its owner, Joshua Speed?
Bestie + Lover = Relationship Nirvana?
Looking for a lifelong Valentine? Psychologists suggest taking a closer look at your best friend. The things we want in a good friend are many of the same things we expect from a romantic partner.
Many straight men no longer see befriending gay men as a threat to their masculinity.
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Could gay guys be the ultimate wing men for their straight, male friends?
Eating lunch together is increasingly a thing of the past – but it doesn’t have to be.
Bringing back the diminished tradition of eating lunch together may be the solution.
South African students have been at the forefront of activism especially over the past two years.
Young black South Africans have been raised to believe that friendship across the races is an indicator of progress. Now, a generation into democracy, they are questioning this.
Research suggests friends don't just help in the bad times – they cut damaging stress just by being around.
Friendships are core to our social network.
A study claiming "only half your friends like you" made headlines last week. But the data support a humbler, and perhaps happier, story.
Good investment? What do your friends think?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
Boys who have high rates of empathy have 1.8 times more friendships with girls than those who struggle to comprehend the emotions of others.
Empathy seems to be the key to developing friendships. It's especially important for young men establishing supportive friendships with young women.
Keep your friends close, keep your acquaintances closer.
Those closest to you might not be able to get you back on your feet.
New research shows young men are more likely to make friends but women tend to have the strongest friendships.
There seems to be a level of implicit trust between gay men and straight women.
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Research shows that women are especially drawn to gay men in certain contexts.
Why do we feel such a strong urge to share a juicy piece of gossip?
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Evolutionary psychology explains how humans evolved to become gossips.
In a world of their own?
Teenagers need to make friends outside their own cliques – and schools should help them.
The only bad influence was on the kids’ fashion sense.
New research shows that depression doesn't spread between teenagers but having mentally healthy friends can protect you.
Doomed to fail?
Only 1% of adolescent friendships last the distance - but could our schools be the real root of the problem?
Friendships could prevent later bullying.
Maria Grazia Montagnari
Developing friendships in classrooms is important for kids. How can teachers help?
How many freebies can you carry?
Nottingham Trent University
Over the next few weeks there will be many nervous people across the country ready to embark upon a new chapter in life: university. For many young people going to university means moving away from home…
Two little words can say so much.
Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research in social psychology suggests that saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners – it also serves to build…
Trust me guys, you’ll like me in the morning.
We’ve all returned home after a night out at a party to find a Facebook friend request from someone you briefly met but barely know. Just to be polite, you add the person to your friend list. But it turns…