Dr. Bruce McEwen, Director, Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University, answers the questions, What is stress? Does stress harm the brain? and, What can we do to protect ourselves from stress?
Dr. John Cacioppo, who studies loneliness and social isolation, explains that loneliness is connected to mental and physical disorders.
America Ferrara, the star of the hit TV series Ugly Betty, shares a personal story about the isolation she felt in the early days of her acting career.
Actor John Leguizamo shares a personal story about how success altered his priorities and threatened his friendships.
Dr. Lane Strathearn describes the enduring nature of the mother-child bond and how that sets the stage for a lifetime of social connections.
Elizabeth Gilbert talks about how she chooses her friends and the value of those special relationships.
John McEnroe talks about the difficulty of maintaining friendships.
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