Why Facebook friends don"t count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face

Why Facebook friends don't count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face Talking on phone does not make people feel as good as sharing a smileStudy suggests quality not quantity of communication is most importantMost satisfying relationships 'come from handful of close friends' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 23:24 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 9 April 2013 A study has found there is no link between Facebook use and people with larger groups of friends or more emotionally intense relationships (file picture) Facebook friends are no substitute for the real thing, according to psychologists.

Friendship, not sex, is the secret to a long-lasting romantic relationship

It's not all about sex: FRIENDSHIP is the secret to a long-lasting romantic relationship A good friendship creates a more committed, loving and sexually satisfying relationship, say researchers But those who try and satisfy their own selfish desires are less likely to sustain the bond in the longer term By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:44 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 28 January 2013 A strong friendship is the secret to a long-lasting romantic relationship, new research suggests.

Stopping smoking DOESNT make you more stressed, say successful quitters

Stopping smoking DOESN’T make you more stressed, say successful quitters Smokers who are worried they will struggle to stay calm after throwing out their cigarettes should take note – a study has found quitters cope with stress just as well after beating the habit.