Making friends isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be difficult either. Nearly everyone could use a few more friends. This is a big thing to have in common with others. In theory, making friends should be easy. With a little trial and error, your social life can take a turn for the better… Read more

Children who are sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others are more popular on the playground, researchers at University of Queensland report. The study found that preschoolers and elementary school children who are good at identifying and responding to what others want, think, and feel are rated by their peers or teachers as being… Read more

You’ve probably realized that friends come and go. In some cases, your interests change as you get older. In other cases, something happens that forces you to part ways with those you once considered friends. At the end of the day, however, you can identify the friendships that have a real foundation. “An acquaintance merely… Read more

Most people would agree that one of the basic traits of being human is the capacity for empathy. Empathy is the ability to put ourselves in others’ shoes, and a recent study from the University of Virginia suggests that we are powerfully hardwired to empathize, for the reason that we closely associate people who are… Read more