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Good friends are good for you

In our research with retired people, twice as many said that the thing they missed most about work was the social interaction.

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Friends are good for you. Hard to believe sometimes, especially if you’ve met some of my friends, but it’s true. There’s a strong link between social connections and mental health – having a mate to talk to when things get bad, yes, but also just having people to do stuff with or have a laugh with.

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