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Welcome, Friends

No matter how quickly our culture moves,

life works best when we live it together.

We’re the most connected generation to ever live. Yet we still sometimes feel disconnected from the people around us. This breakdown of community is bad for our personal health and for the health of our world.

In my research, people often sense there might be “more”–that we may not be experiencing the kind of rich connections humans are capable of having. But, we say, we often feel too busy or over-stimulated to work out alternative ways of living.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

For the last two years, I’ve been interviewing hundreds of people about their social health. While doing so, I began collecting “best practices”–healthy habits that help us:

  • redeem our sense of community.
  • create more satisfying social lives.
  • develop meaningful connections to those who share our world.

This site is a stake in the ground for community. And it’s an invitation to join the historic band of people who have found extraordinary displays of brotherhood and sisterhood in our ordinary world.

A few things we know about friendship

We’re in our social prime at
25
years old.
Only
50%
of those we call friends consider us friends in return.
A full
57%
of teens have met a new friend online.
Not having friends is as
risky as smoking
15
cigarettes per day.

 

Below, you’ll find a library of free podcasts, videos, scopes, and articles to boost your social health.

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Truth or Dare Podcast

Listen to the Truth or Dare podcast where leading experts reveal
social “truths” and “dare” listeners to apply them. Learn more
about this podcast and different ways to listen here.

How Does Your Virtual Identity Impact Your Actual One? Featuring Dr.Ulrike Schultze

How Does Your Virtual Identity Impact Your Actual One? Featuring Dr.Ulrike Schultze

Episode 9
What We Can Learn From Flawed Memories, Featuring Elizabeth Loftus

What We Can Learn From Flawed Memories, Featuring Elizabeth Loftus

Episode 8
What You Need to Know About Why People Bond, Featuring Dr.Robin Dunbar

What You Need to Know About Why People Bond, Featuring Dr.Robin Dunbar

Episode 7
Fear Can Hijack Your Thinking, Featuring Dr.David Myers

Fear Can Hijack Your Thinking, Featuring Dr.David Myers

Episode 6

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Social Tools: Are You As Good at Socializing As You Think You Are?

Social Tools: Are You As Good at Socializing As You Think You Are?

Social Tools: Are Some People Just Born to Be Social?

Social Tools: Are Some People Just Born to Be Social?

Coming Soon – Social Tools: Friendship Is Being at the Right Place at the Right Times

Coming Soon – Social Tools: Friendship Is Being at the Right Place at the Right Times

Columns Around the Web

Catch live tips on Periscope!

Love Your World Challenge

New to Periscope? Learn about my channel and how to use the app here.

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He Can Tell A Lot About You Just by Listening to the Words You Choose.

He Can Tell A Lot About You Just by Listening to the Words You Choose.

Apr 05 2017

Have you ever ran into someone who constantly talked about themselves? Every sentence seemed to begin with “I,” for example. You probably make assumptions about what that person is like based on the way they excessively drop the word “I” into conversation. But did you know there are 180 words…

How Do Virtual Spaces Change Your Identity?

How Do Virtual Spaces Change Your Identity?

Mar 29 2017

Have you ever noticed that people tend to “exaggerate” how good their lives are on Facebook? Have you ever wondered if someone photoshopped their Instagram selfie? What about avatars in a video game? When you play against someone, do you expect their on screen character looks like they do in…

Can You Really Trust Your Memories?

Can You Really Trust Your Memories?

Mar 22 2017

Have you ever been talking to a friend or family member and realized you had slightly different memories of the same event? Or have you ever made a claim in a conversation that you were certain were true and then later encountered facts that disproved your belief? Elizabeth Loftus can tell you a little…

Why Do Some People Develop Strong Bonds While Others Don’t?

Why Do Some People Develop Strong Bonds While Others Don’t?

Mar 13 2017

Have you ever wondered why you bond with some people more than others? It is probably related to the specific things you do together. In this week’s podcast, I talk to Dr.Robin Dunbar who has studied how laughing, singing, drumming, watching sad movies, and other activities create bonds between people.…

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