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Can Conversations Add 15 Years To Your Life? The Science Says Yes

Based on studies from Harvard, Cigna, and more, here's what helps you live longer and happier:

More conversations

Cigna has revealed America is facing a loneliness "epidemic", with "nearly half of Americans feel alone, isolated, or left out." “Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, making it even more dangerous than obesity,” said Dr. Nemecek in releasing the report. This is equivalent to losing 15 years of your life. An antidote? More conversations!

"By the end of your conversations, you emerge changed, renewed, refreshed." 

"Blown away. I got matched with people from all over the world to talk honestly on a whole host of topics, ranging from personal health habits / goals, to influential books & authors, to the role money plays in our personal lives. The space that twine provides to be vulnerable and transparent with others is a game-changer."

Explore topics that matter to you

The best convos start with a great question. Choose from our library of 300+ curated questions, including questions from Oprah, Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, and more.

Join convos weekly or daily via your web browser or iOS device. Our 1-to-1 video conversation platform is designed to enable you to "travel the world" via convos with fellow explorers from all over the planet.

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Become better while helping others

Practice vulnerability, deep listening, and improve your EQ, while also helping someone else feel understood and valued. Join a community of optimistic, open-minded explorers, committed to lifting each other up.

"Hands down, one of the best investments I've made in myself."

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Better conversations

In 2018, Prof. Matthias Mehl, University of Arizona in Tucson, ran a study on 486 participants. Participants who had more substantive conversations with others reported a greater degree of happiness, overall. This was true both for extroverts and for introverts.

Helping others

A study conducted with the elderly showed those who helped others lived longer lives. When you invest in meaningful convos you're not just helping yourself - you’re also helping your conversation partners live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

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twine founding team

Lawrence Coburn

Chief Executive Officer

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Lawrence Coburn (CEO) has spent the last 9 years as the CEO / Founder of DoubleDutch powering tens of thousands of live event experiences with engagement technology.  He is the domain expert on the use of technology to bring people together.  He is a father, husband, loves basketball (and now tennis!), and is an avid sci-fi reader.

Read: "introducing twine""twine is magic, and i can't really explain why""3 reasons to be optimistic about social media"


Diana Rau

Chief Experience Officer

LinkedIn

Diana brings people together for meaningful conversations that energize the mind & nourish the soul. She's a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Impact Entrepreneur and cofounded Veterati, the leading digital mentoring platform for Veterans, which has created over $95m of economic opportunity for the military community through its on-demand 1-to-1 mentoring conversations. At DoubleDutch, she built 1-to-1 convo tech to build trust within communities.

Read: "let's bring humanity together, one conversation at a time"36 questions to help you live longer"

Taylor McLoughlin

Head of Product & Operations

LinkedIn
Taylor brings over 4 years experience working at the confluence of the digital and physical worlds. He has an operations and analytics background rounded out by leading the marketing team for DoubleDutch through acquisition. He's energized by creating experiences that spark meaningful connections and likes to maintain balance with sailing, sports, and personal wellness.

Read: "turning a new chapter"

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