Are you close with your family?  Good, your more likely to live longer.  According to a new study done by American Sociological Association, Huffington Post had an interesting article.

Older people with close family ties and not just friends were more likely to live longer.  Older people with just friends and no family... your odds just aren't as good.

Don't you think that some friends feel like family?  I have friends that I'm closer to than my family.  Can't tell mom about the new boyfriend, at least not right away.  Family or friends? Which is more important?