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2005-06-16 18:25:00

NEW YORK -- Looking for the secret of a long life? Look closely at your friends. New research suggests that having a strong network of friends helps people live longer. "Older people with better social networks with friends were less likely to die over a 10-year follow-up period than older people with poorer friends networks," Lynne C. Giles of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, told Reuters Health. But in what may come as a surprising finding to older people who rely on their...

2005-06-03 19:12:53

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. "“ Most women are less forgiving of other women who lack comforting skills than of men who lack such skills, according to new Purdue University research on interpersonal relationships. "Yet, in the same study we found just the opposite reaction for the few women who identify themselves as the most feminine," says Brant R. Burleson, professor of communication. "Stereotypes say women should be better comforters. So, we expected to find that women would hold women to...