Michael Musto, Lynn Yaeger and Mickey Boardman: Friends for Life

The longtime crew has been all around New York together and witnessed the city remake itself time and again. What’s endured is its members’ bonds with one another.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #boardman-mickey, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #friendship, #musto-michael, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #yaeger-lynn

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Bryan Washington on His Going-Out Friends

In a year without access to queer spaces, one writer considers the importance of the bonds they helped form.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #text-messaging

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Suzan-Lori Parks Gets the Band Back Together

Though she’s best known as a playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks is always looking to evolve as an artist — and derives a particular joy from performing her songs with and for others.

#friendship, #music, #parks-suzan-lori, #signature-theater-co, #theater

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The Joy Ai Weiwei Gets From His Cats

The artist Ai Weiwei is inspired by the resilience and self-contentment of his beloved cats.

#ai-weiwei, #animals, #cats, #china, #friendship

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David Oyelowo, Cynthia Erivo on Navigating Hollywood

How a group of Black British actors have supported one another’s careers and bonded over shared experiences.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #erivo-cynthia, #friendship, #mbatha-raw-gugu, #movies, #oyelowo-david, #theater

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Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu Were Partners, Then Friends

Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages, #mehretu-julie

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Bowen Yang Misses Partying With His Friends at Bubble_T

For three years, the comedian Bowen Yang found community at Bubble_T, New York’s roving hub for queer Asian nightlife. Then the pandemic hit.

#asian-americans, #brooklyn-nyc, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social, #yang-bowen-1990

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Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny, Best Friends Forever

Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny got to know each other while making films in the late ’90s, when they were both coming up as actresses. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

#friendship, #lyonne-natasha, #movies, #sevigny-chloe

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In Rina Sawayama, Elton John Found a Collaborator and a Friend

The rising star and established icon who’ve discovered they have a lot in common.

#friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #john-elton, #pop-and-rock-music, #sawayama-rina

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The Singers Who Long to Share A Stage Again

After a year apart, the Afro-Brazilian musicians Larissa Luz, Luedji Luna and Xenia França are looking forward to a reunion.

#brazil, #friendship, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A History of Great Friendships

With good friends, as with great art, our sense of the world is challenged and transformed.

#art, #creativity, #friendship, #writing-and-writers

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Parents, Stop Talking About the ‘Lost Year’

Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #friendship, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #middle-school, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

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Learning to Connect With My Male Friends

For some men, long-term, meaningful relationships are harder to build and maintain into adulthood.

#anxiety-and-stress, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Do We Even Need Friends, After the Pandemic?

The pandemic shrank many social circles to a skeleton crew. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

#friendship, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-selfcare

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I Don’t Want Another Family to Lose a Child the Way We Did

The thought of suicide is terrifying, but we have to make talking about it a part of everyday life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seatbelts, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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A Year Without Our Work Friends

What the absence of day-to-day connections showed us about how we spent our days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #writing-and-writers

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Snapshots From a Swimming Friendship

In this year of sorrow, plunging into the water has been essential for me and for my friend with cancer.

#breast-cancer, #friendship, #mastectomy, #swimming, #water

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‘Our Goal is That No Lemurs Live Alone’

At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.

#duke-university, #durham-nc, #elderly, #friendship, #lemurs, #loneliness, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Show and Tell: 4 Picture Books About Friendship

Overcoming shyness and isolation via notes, pictures and a pine cone.

#best-friend-in-the-whole-world-book, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #friendship, #from-archie-to-zack-book, #kirsch-vincent-x, #min-cat, #porter-jane-illustrator, #salsbury-sandra-illustrator, #shearring-maisie-paradise, #shy-willow-book, #the-boy-who-loved-everyone-book

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In Our Pandemic Isolation, Every Death Is a Covid Death

Even a cancer death like my friend’s is subject to one of the most brutal cruelties of the pandemic: Being apart.

#brain-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Science of Changing Someone’s Mind

Don’t try to change someone else’s mind. Instead, help them find their own motivation to change.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Helping a Teen Who Is Angry About House Rules on Covid

Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Book Review: ‘We Need to Hang Out,’ by Billy Baker

In “We Need to Hang Out,” Billy Baker dissects the perils of isolation and the very real struggle to connect.

#baker-billy-journalist, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #we-need-to-hang-out-book

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Making New Friends During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly disrupted some social circles. Here’s what experts and new pals have to say about making, and maintaining, pandemic friends.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Get More From Your Pandemic Bubble

Social bubbles have helped us cope with the restrictions of Covid-19. For today’s Well Challenge, look to your pandemic pod to inspire and motivate you toward a healthier and happier life.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #friendship, #longevity, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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For a Healthier 2021, Keep the Best Habits of a Very Bad Year

Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #exercise, #friendship, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #letters, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

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2020 Was One Big Stress Test

The pandemic gave us an unwelcome chance to find out what we missed, what we could do without — and how much risk we are willing to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #friendship

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In a Pandemic Fairy Tale, a Garden Leads to a Magical Friendship

A 4-year-old girl coping with the loneliness of the pandemic created a tiny garden, and kindled an unlikely friendship with an enchanted neighbor who moved into her tree.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fairies, #friendship, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men

Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Masks Protect Against Covid—and Awkward Social Situations

Running into friends on the street has gotten a lot more complicated.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind

Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #science-advances-journal, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science

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We’re Friends at the Office. Remember the Office?

Readers reflect on the change brought on by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #workplace-environment

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The Value of Children Having Best Friends

While young children may not be able to articulate the difference, they value deep friendships over casual connections.

#children-and-childhood, #friendship, #parenting, #playgrounds

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Down the Basement Stairs and Into the Past

Going through a box filled with memories prompted me to find people I hadn’t spoken to in decades. Am I the only one whose social life has improved during the lockdown?

#friendship, #letters, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘Now and Then’ at 25: Girlhood Finally Taken Seriously

This movie about inseparable tweens and the grown-ups they became was dismissed in 1995. Today it’s cherished by waves of new fans for the weight it gives their stories.

#birch-thora, #children-and-childhood, #friendship, #glatter-lesli-linka, #griffith-melanie, #hoffmann-gaby, #king-i-marlene, #moore-demi, #movies, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #now-and-then-movie, #odonnell-rosie, #pretty-little-liars-tv-program, #ricci-christina, #wilson-rita, #women-and-girls

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No Grumpy Old Men in the Chimp World

Older male chimps follow a pattern that researchers also see in humans, preferring to have positive relationships with a few good friends.

#age-chronological, #animal-behavior, #arizona-state-university, #dar-es-salaam-tanzania, #friendship, #goodall-jane, #harvard-university, #machanda-zarin-p, #monkeys-and-apes, #rosati-alexandra-g, #science-journal, #tufts-university, #uganda, #university-of-michigan, #your-feed-science

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Your Work Friends Knew Exactly What Kind of Week You’d Had

A future without chats in the office kitchen seems pretty lonely.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Get Your Friends to Stop Treating You Like a Therapist

Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #empathy, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Don’t Grieve Alone. Reach Out.

Finding emotional support during a crisis often means turning to long-established networks already built for distance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Connect With the Co-Workers You’re Missing

What you gain with remote work — increased flexibility and productivity — comes at the expense of interacting and socializing with colleagues in person. Here are some tips to help deal with that.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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Why Male Baboons Benefit From Female Friends

These male monkeys lived longer if they socialized with females, with or without benefits.

#animal-behavior, #friendship, #kenya, #monkeys-and-apes, #philosophical-transactions-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #reproduction-biological, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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How to Keep the Peace in a School Pod

‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #friendship, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Help Someone Who Lost Their Job

Check in, but not too much.

#content-type-service, #friendship, #unemployment

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What Happens When No One Invites You to Their Pandemic Pod?

The creation of coronavirus bubbles and pandemic learning pods can ease loneliness for some, but make others feel rejected.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #friendship, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #saratoga-springs-ny

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Can I Stay Friends With Someone Who Voices Racist Views?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what vices we should forgive in a friendship — and what we shouldn’t.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #friendship, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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How to Talk to Your Friends About Money

New financial hardships may be hitting those closest to you. It doesn’t have to be awkward.

#content-type-service, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lowry-erin, #personal-finances, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Quarantine Benefit: Lowering the Flame on Tween Drama

Right now, we have an opportunity to help our kids take a hard look at their friendships, including friends they may want to leave behind.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #friendship, #parenting, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Should You Say Yes to That Favor? Well …

Instead of just agreeing to a request while letting the disdain slowly build, make a well-informed decision.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How to Handle a Mom-Friend Breakup

Those bonds forged when you have babies don’t always last.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #parenting

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Should You Reach Out to a Former Friend Right Now?

It’s understandable to want to rekindle a lapsed friendship, but experts say you should think about what your intentions are before you reach out.

#friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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