Friendship is the key to happiness, scientists say

For the majority of us, our friends are basically family. Not only are they the people that we have the most fun with, but they're also the ones that we go to in times of strife, and joy. And apparently, we have good scientific reason to be spending so much time with our inner circle. According to scientists from Northwestern university, choosing the right friends may be the key to our long-term happiness.

Professor Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist from the renowned American university, has asserted that the best way to boost our happiness is to be very picky about those that we choose to spend our time with. This is because our brainwaves start to resemble the people who we surround ourselves with. And as such, we quickly become alike, picking up on their desirable, and not so desirable behavioural patterns.