By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Yay for sisters! They're there for you when friends flake, partners in crime, confidants, and mega health boosters, at least according to a new study. Do you have a sis?
My sister, Jessica, is 19 months younger than me, and I can't imagine life without her. We experienced everything together growing up, and even though we're very different in many ways, we count each other as best friends. Bros are great, but nothing beats the loving support and friendship of a sister.
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That's why researchers from Brigham Young University say that the bond between siblings, particularly sisters, is so powerful that it may be able to combat depression.
The BYU researchers followed nearly 400 Seattle families, and their findings suggested that having a sister is more valuable than having a brother; sisters may help teens "from feeling lonely, unloved, guilty, self-conscious and fearful," the researchers wrote in the studyRead More »from Do You Have a Sister? The Amazing Thing She Can Do for Your Health