What pops in your head when you hear the word “sofa?” Is it visions of relaxing? Perhaps plopping down on it with remote in hand and snack at the ready? Maybe a great spot for taking a lazy Sunday afternoon nap?
I have to admit, reading academic journals isn’t my thing. But I was fascinated to read “Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Stroke” authored by University of Michigan Department of Psychology researchers Eric Kim, Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson which found that having good neighbors equates to better health.
Homes are at the very center of some of our most cherished memories. As Tom Selleck puts it in the most recent Coldwell Banker TV commercial that debuted during the Oscars, your home is “something larger than the lawn that leads up to it, wider than the walls that contain it and greater than the sum of numbers painted on the curb.