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A 75-year Harvard study found close relationships are the key to a person’s success. Having someone to lean on keeps brain function high and reduces emotional, and physical, pain. People who feel lonely are more likely to experience health declines earlier in life.

75-year Harvard study reveals the key to success in 2017 and beyond

If you’re looking for a science-backed way to make 2017 a happy new year, there are other options besides reluctantly dragging yourself to the gym or thinking, “What should I change about myself?”

A recent Harvard study, which examines almost a century’s worth of data, reveals a simple way to be happier and more successful next year: Spend more time with people who make you happy.

Harvard’s Grant & Glueck study tracked the physical and emotional well-being of 268 male graduates from Harvard, as well as 456 poor men growing up in Boston from 1939 to 2014. Multiple generations of researchers analyzed brain scans, blood samples, self-reported surveys and interactions of these men to compile their findings.

The conclusions are simpl… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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