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Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance and Greater Happiness

Vivek MurthyHarper Wave • 2020

Beat Loneliness to Stay Well

by David Meyer

United States surgeon general Vivek Murthy explains that loneliness kills, but kind human connections nurture your health.

In this New York Times bestseller, United States surgeon general Vivek Murthy – who served under President Barack Obama and gained reappointment under President Joe Biden – details the healing power of friendships and intimate human connection.

Murthy’s theme is that the isolation COVID-19 has imposed illuminates fundamental questions about social relationships and loneliness. Using first-person stories and academic research, he provides a prescription for emotional well-being.

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