Make a point to see friends and family, whether it’s a night out or just a quick coffee date. It matters! Echoing earlier studies of its kind, a nine-year study found that isolated people (those with low “social network index”) had half the life expectancy of social types. You don’t have to be a social butterfly, but maintaining some social ties will keep your health and self-esteem at a high. Love and friendship is a beautiful thing.

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