The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
Talking to a friend about a problem can make matters worse, especially for women.
Social media is making it easier than ever to measure your perceived popularity against your peers in ways that damage are well-being.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Why working with friends – or making better friends with colleagues – is beneficial.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be our friends in trouble. But do we really?
Our research shows we keep going back to social media even when it infuriates us.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
Is the bromance, as depicted in films such as 21 Jump Street and Pineapple Express, also making its mark on daily life?
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
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?
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.
Could gay guys be the ultimate wing men for their straight, male friends?
Bringing back the diminished tradition of eating lunch together may be the solution.
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.
A study claiming "only half your friends like you" made headlines last week. But the data support a humbler, and perhaps happier, story.