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This Week in Family
Keeping up with the Joneses doesn’t make the average American family any happier with their quality of life, according to one new study. Owning a spacious and comfortable home can bring a homeowner joy, until a newer and bigger McMansion pops up in the neighborhood. But it’s not just comparing the size of a dream home that makes people unhappy: More space can sometimes mean more isolation from friends who live farther away and even from family members who can retreat to their own corner of the suburban castle.
In this week’s installment of The Friendship Files, three friends are so close that when one of them needs a new kidney, a friend who’s a match donates his. They talk about their shared love of golf, which brought them together; the difficulties of dialysis; and the joy of recovering with some of your best friends.
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