The emotional ups and downs of social media: a look at what it means to be "friends" with someone on Facebook, how online interactions can hurt or help us offline, and how to improve your social media manners.
Is that really a friend or is just an acquaintance?
Human beings are social animals, and the tenor of our social life is one of the most important influences on our mental health. Without positive, durable relationships, both our minds and our bodies fall apart.
Expanding your social network beyond your familiar circle of friends can have surprising benefits. It's those weak ties that bring fresh ideas and unexpected opportunities: a job or an apartment or a mate.