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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.

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
You're Not Born With Confidence, Featuring Dr. Ivan Joseph

You're Not Born With Confidence, Featuring Dr. Ivan Joseph

Episode 5
The Secret to Speaking Well Anywhere You Go, Featuring Matt Abrahams

The Secret to Speaking Well Anywhere You Go, Featuring Matt Abrahams

Episode 4

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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

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Love Your World Challenge

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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.…

Fear Hijacks the Way We Think

Fear Hijacks the Way We Think

Mar 08 2017

After 9/11, many people feared air travel…even though planes were still far safer than cars statistically. Special guest, Dr. David Myers, uses this incident as a spring board for talking about fear and how it impacts our thinking about immigrants, elections, and other national and personal issues. Social psychologist David…

3 Questions to Stop You From Losing Your Mind Over Trump’s New Immigration Ban

3 Questions to Stop You From Losing Your Mind Over Trump’s New Immigration Ban

Mar 06 2017

A New Ban Is Here As previously announced by White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, President Trump issued a new travel ban today. The new executive order, which keeps many provisions of the original ban, will again restrict travelers from specific Muslim-majority nations. But there are some changes. What Is Different About This Travel Ban? The…

You’re Not Born With Confidence, You Have to Build It

You’re Not Born With Confidence, You Have to Build It

Mar 02 2017

When we meet someone who stands out as confident or likeable, we may assume they were just “born that way.” They must have a naturally strong or outgoing personality, we tell ourselves. But in today’s podcast episode with Dr.Ivan Joseph, he explains why this assumption is off base and how each of…

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