Read about the importance of the social bonds we make and maintain as well as how these connections make us healthier and happier.
Why do we make connections with digital assistants when we know they don’t have feelings?
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.
Watch a video explaining what empathy is, how it enriches our lives, and why it brings us together.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, found that access to smartphones distracts people from negative situations and also serves as social support.
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.
Researchers have found that the eye contact dogs make and that human connect to has been an evolutionary process.
In a recent study, Stanford University researchers found that virtual reality technology can help people increase enduring empathy for others.
As our lives become ever fuller with individual commitments and distractions, it’s easy to let go of family traditions that might not seem as pressing. But what might we lose in the long run when we skip out on things that were once important enough to have become traditions?
A 2016 study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley showed that mild stress can be a catalyst for male bonding, which has postive health benefits.
Pulitzer-prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, know for writing about themes of nationality and belonging, discusses how learning the Italian language helped her re-discover herself.
Across cultures and time, food has brought people together. View the galleries of images in this article to see people bonding over food.
Authors David Sturt and Tood Nurstrum discuss the contagious nature of positive behaviors and emotions, inlcuding how being appeciated by someone makes us want to show our appreciation for others.
Angela Patton talks about the series of ideas that led to a unique way of celebrating and strengthening the bond between girls and their fathers.
The national anthem, your school’s alma mater or fight song—singing in a group can make you feel emotionally connected. But is there also a physiological response? Read this article to find out.
Friendship can provide support during difficult times. But the best way to help a friend depends on that friend’s outlook.
Our schools and our communities are stronger when we reach out to help others. Read about actions school districts across the country are taking to help homeless students.
What does it really take to form the bond of close friendships? A counselor breaks it down.
The hormone oxytocin has long been associated with mothers bonding with their babies. But its full story is much more complex.
The similarities between humans and chimpanzees are not merely genetic. Find out what researchers are learning about their very human-like behaviors.