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Getting to know our neighbors is crucial in this increasingly isolated world, especially given how much our health and well-being depends on our relationships with those around us. Most Americans do not know most, if not all, of their neighbors, and half of Americans do not trust their neighbors, especially millennials. This isolation can reduce increasingly needed community resources, potentially contribute to less satisfying marriages, and even increase one’s risk of death. Getting to know our neighbors, on the other hand, would help to create environments that help us thrive, through giving us needed social support, personal development, safety, and…


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Have you ever talked to your neighbors? If you have, how well do you know them? Do you feel like you could turn to them if you needed help? Do you feel like you are a support to them? Most Americans do not know most, if not all, of their neighbors, and half of Americans do not trust their neighbors, especially millennials. This has changed from the past, where just 50 years ago roughly 61% of us would have monthly social nights with neighbors, but now that has changed to just 46%. But why does this matter? …

Ann Carrick

Ann has an MA in Positive Health Psychology and is passionate about spreading helpful, evidence-based information on health and wellbeing to the general public.

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