Lydia Denworth

Journalist, science reporter and author

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Friendship has profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals need to thrive across a lifetime.

Why friends are as important to health as diet and exercise

Friendship has profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals need to thrive across a lifetime.

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