not having a best friend might actually be better for your mental health

A recent study found that 30% of millennials don't have a best friend. But maybe we're all happier without one?
Douglas Greenwood

25% of millennials don't have a single friend

New research suggests millennials are the loneliest generation.
Roisin Lanigan

why is it still taboo for men to hold hands?

While male friends holding hands is stigmatised in the UK, in India it’s normal. Photographer Vincent Dolman captured men of every age on the streets of India, holding hands. It’s pretty sweet.
Georgie Wright

selena gomez reveals her best friend gave her a kidney this summer

Fans had wondered why she was keeping a low-profile after releasing new music.
Roisin Lanigan
Girl's guide

how to make sure you're taking care of your friendships

Make the most of your BFFs while the world burns around us.
Bertie Brandes

what they don't tell you about being a woman

You can have your cake and drench it in alcohol too. It's called tiramisu.
Georgie Wright

study says we start losing friends after 25

A team of researchers have identified the exact age at which we start losing touch with people — and why doing so isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Hannah Ongley
mental health

​how to allow your friendships to help you manage depression and anxiety

There are friends who exist in your life solely as disembodied, Snapchat filtered heads, and those who will help you through crisis after crisis.
Nathalie Olah

the irl revolution: how friendship is moving offline

As Facebook fatigue sets in, we examine the ways in which millennials and Generation Z are finding fun offline, from co-living communes to phone bans.
Jane Helpern
taylor swift

taylor swift and the digitisation of female friendship

Social media is affecting the way we understand our best female friends.
Mallory Rice
Think Pieces

a girl's guide to growing up (by somebody with absolutely no experience)

Always steal toilet paper, never share e-cigarettes and if you're in love with someone try not to have sex with anyone who isn't them. i-D Features Editor Bertie Brandes may still be growing up, but she's got some advice for you.
Bertie Brandes
Think Pieces

what does friendship mean in 2014?

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends. Make it last forever, friendship never ends… except it does.
Francesca Dunn