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Discover Webinar Series: Friendship - Your Most Essential Relationship (especially in this time of social distancing!)?

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
3:00 PM Eastern
Location: Online
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020
Contact: Jennifer Monahan

For centuries, friendship was considered cultural not biological, valued but not invaluable. That view has changed as scientists have recognized the critical importance of strong social bonds for well-being and longevity. Friendship is as important for our health as diet and exercise—it is the relational equivalent of superfood. The new science of friendship explains friendship's implications for all aspects and all stages of women’s lives. It clarifies what friendship is, puts quality ahead of quantity, and provides hard evidence for prioritizing this essential relationship, especially in a time of social distancing.

Lydia Denworth is an acclaimed science journalist and speaker. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American and writes the “Brain Waves” blog for Psychology Today. She is the author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond, which was named one of the best leadership books of 2020 by Adam Grant and called “the best of science writing” by Booklist. She has written two other books of popular science: I Can Hear You Whisper and Toxic Truth. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family.