Don't Worry, Bae Happy
Turns out that having a BFF is also a good Rx. A new study reported on Quartz tracked 169 participants over a 10 year period starting when they were 15. Those who had a close friend developed a better sense of self-worth and were less likely to be anxious or depressed than their counterparts (who may have been more popular, but didn't have a "bestie").
“As technology makes it increasingly easy to build a social network of superficial friends, focusing time and attention on cultivating close connections with a few individuals should be a priority,” Joseph Allen, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia and co-author the study, said in a statement
Or, quality is more important than quantity.