The Power of Knowing Your Neighbors

From a story on by Erica Pandey headlined “The power of knowing your neighbors”:

A majority of Americans don’t know most of their neighbors — and they barely talk to the ones they do know.

Why it matters: Strong neighborhoods boost the health, happiness, and longevity of their residents. But over the last several decades, our connections with our neighbors have been fraying.

What’s happening: We’re leaving our homes with our screens in our hands. The pandemic made us even less likely than we were before to stop and chat with new folks.