To reap the benefits of friendship — which include greater longevity, better overall mental health and lower anxiety — doesn’t require a huge gaggle of people. Most studies have found that two or three good, trusted friends give the same advantages as a greater number. Even one good friend is a beautiful thing, and depending on whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, those one or two people may be more than enough. By Starre Varten, MNN.com
Friendship is a big factor in cultivating longevity and happy life. Starre Varten has some advice on cultivating and maintaining friendships.