Social Connection: Beyond Besties

4-minute read The well-being benefits of strong personal relationships — a best friend, a workplace buddy, a close-knit family — have received considerable attention in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, brought to light an underappreciated dimension of connectedness: what sociologists and psychologists call weak social ties. During lockdown days, feelings of loneliness and isolation … Continue reading Social Connection: Beyond Besties