The Science & Power of Social Connection INFOGRAPHIC

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The Challenge: We know the basics of being healthy and happy, but most of us forget about this one important thing.
The Science: Social connection is a fundamental human need that predicts health, happiness and longevity.
The Solution: This infographic summarizes all you need to connect and thrive!
We all know that, to survive and thrive, we need some obvious essentials: food, shelter, warmth, and sleep. But a little known fact is that one of our greatest needs is to belong and to connect to others. The need to belong is so fundamental that a lack of belongingness is worse for us than obesity, high blood pressure and even smoking!

Here’s a handy infographic that summarizes all the research to inspire you to connect with others more. Want more details on the science summarized here? Watch my TEDx talk and read this article.


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Emma Seppälä

Emma Seppälä

EMMA SEPPÄLÄ, Ph.D. is the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success and Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She also teaches at Yale University and consults with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She founded Fulfillment Daily and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.
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