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Positive relationships are good for our emotional health, but there’s more to it than that. A dynamic network is also one of the center points of a productive community. This is social capital, and you can help create it.

The concept of “social capital” was first coined by author Lyda Judson Hanifan in 1916. The term refers to the fact that connections within the broader community enrich life both for the individual member and for the group as a whole. The idea enjoyed a revival in the popular consciousness when American academic Robert D. Putnam published his 2000 book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, and has ...

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