Catherine Higgins-Moore holds an English Literature and Drama degree from Trinity College Dublin, a Journalism diploma and a Masters from the University of Oxford. She is founding editor of The Irish Literary Review, a contributor to The Times Literary Supplement and has worked in the newsrooms of BBC Belfast and BBC Oxford. Originally from Northern Ireland, Catherine now lives in New York.

6 Good Reasons To Get To Know Your Neighbors

In 2016 the queen of pop, Taylor Swift, added another accolade to her name when she was voted the American public’s Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor. According to a Pew survey, some 28% of us don’t know our neighbors’ names, yet research from the Young Foundation suggests our happiness levels would rise if we had even irregular contact with those around us. Although you might not find Taylor next door, here are our top six reasons for getting to know your neighbors.