Source: The Christian Science Monitor
While COVID-19 continues to challenge us physically and emotionally, online chess is here to challenge us mentally. With limitations on what we can do in-person, more and more people are flocking to join the online chess community.
Watch this short video about the special bond formed between a scubadiver, Arakawa, and a fish he rescued.
Read about how the coronavirus has changed some of the most important ways in which humans connect with one another.
Source: Pacific Standard
Friendship can provide support during difficult times. But the best way to help a friend depends on that friend’s outlook.
Source: How Stuff Works
Cultures around the globe may have different approaches to social interactions, but the meanings of many facial expressions are the same.
With any infectious disease, contact tracing helps prevent contagion by uncovering the interactions that tie us all together.
Source: The Guardian
In this essay, writer George Monbiot explores the current state of humanity—and finds that it centers not on our devotion to technology, but instead on our loss of bonds with others.
Source: Huffington Post
Have you heard of the “Latinx” term popping up everywhere? Learn more about its origins and whether the new term really connects Latin American peoples.
Source: National Human Genome Research Institute
Learn about the intensive research project that definitively showed the bonds among all humans.
Source: National Geographic
Adorable baby animal videos are all over the Internet; find out the touching story behind one of them.
Source: Duke University
In this short video, Brian Hare explores the importance of friendliness in the animal and human worlds.
Source: Mother Nature Network
Read about how simple acquaintances can be just as important to our health as our best friends.
Watch this video about the power of language and ways it affects our perception.
Source: NIH News in Health
Read about the importance of the social bonds we make and maintain as well as how these connections make us healthier and happier.
Source: Big Think
Why do we make connections with digital assistants when we know they don’t have feelings?
Source: National Public Radio
A sibling can be both an arch-enemy and an ally, often on the same day! Jeffrey Kluger, author of the book The Sibling Effect, discusses what makes our connection to siblings so strong.
Source: Empathy Museum
Watch a video explaining what empathy is, how it enriches our lives, and why it brings us together.
Source: Science News for Students
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, found that access to smartphones distracts people from negative situations and also serves as social support.
Source: New York Times
A researcher at UCLA found that brain scans taken while study participants watched a variety of video clips could accurately predict which of the subjects were friends.
Source: Scientific American
Researchers have found that the eye contact dogs make and that human connect to has been an evolutionary process.