Why do women who spend time hanging with the girls seem to be more content and in good spirits? A U of Michigan research study has found good reason. Feeling emotionally close to a friend increases levels of the hormone progesterone that helps to boost well-being and reduce anxiety. So, hanging out with friends is not wasting time... it's increasing your happiness and lifespan. Spending time in community has also been identified in centenarians as a key to living longer, better.
Read the U of Michigan study.