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Parents are spending twice as much time w/ their kids as previous generations: Survey.

Aside from kid-impact, it impacts adults, too, crowding out other friendships, which we need!

DIVERSIFY YOUR SOCIAL PORTFOLIO says @sambmd:

https://drsamanthaboardman.substack.com/p/the-benefits-of-diversifying-your

Spending time with close friends and family is great but research from @PNASNews suggests we should also make time for strangers, colleagues, and acquaintances.
 
The more diverse our social portfolio, the happier we are and the higher our wellbeing.

https://drsamanthaboardman.substack.com/p/the-benefits-of-diversifying-your