59 minutes | May 27th 2020

The Science of Friendship with Lydia Denworth

Lydia Denworth wants you to know the power of friendship. She's a mom of 3 boys, a science journalist, contributing editor of the Scientific American, and writer of multiple incredibly well researched and scientifically backed books tackling various topics like the relationship of sound in children or the debate about lead and children. Her latest release, Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond is out now wherever books are sold. It delves into the neurological effects of friendship and socialization on humans. 

Lydia talks to Hilaria and Daphne about the health benefits and the science that goes into friendships. Not only do we as humans need friendship, but it affects every part of us both mentally and physically. Everything from our immune system and sleep patterns to our mental and cognitive health, right down to a cellular level. This conversation tackles friendships from a child's perspective, adult's perspective, and of course the perspective of people being in quarantine. 

Favorite Things:

Daphne: Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil Spray

Hilaria: Christophe Robin Mask

Lydia: Merlin Bird ID Bird Watching App

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