Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? Maybe one who joined you in blanket forts or in your treehouse? If so, good news: You just might be better off for it.
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Key Facts In This Video
Research indicates that people with large networks of friends live longer. 01:26
One study showed that teenagers who befriend fellow students with good grades are more likely to increase their own grades. 04:34
Friends tend to be genetically similar to each other, and the same seems to be true of lonely individuals. 07:08
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