Why you need and should make time for friends

4113234306_22f5e86de2-199x300Feeling curmudgeonly and overwhelmed by life? Nobody can snap you out of a funk like a good girlfriend. Here’s why making time for close friends can make you happier, healthier and a better person. iVillage asked our very own Jessica Cashman about the importance of friendship in “Longer Lives, Better Jobs and 13 Other Reasons You Need Friends”.