Friendship: Seven Tips for Making New Friends.
This post is from Gretchen Rubin who is a thought-provoking and influential writer on happiness.
Ancient philosophers and scientists agree: strong social ties are the KEY to happiness. You need close, long-term relationships; you need to be able to confide in others; you need to belong; you need to get and give support. Studies show that if you have five or more friends with whom to discuss an important matter you’re far more likely to describe yourself as “very happy.”