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Loneliness Study

Loneliness Is Bad For You, And This Study May Help Explain Why

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.28.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that spending time with loved ones is good for our long-term health and may reduce our risk of cognitive decline, whereas l...

Lonely People Are Actually Wired Differently

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you often feel lonely, there could be a neuroscientific explanation. According to a small new study, your brain might be wired differently. The stu...

Lonely People’s Brains Work Differently

New York Magazine | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.05.2015 | Home

One of the saddest things about loneliness is that it leads to what psychologists call a “negative spiral.” People who feel isolated come to dread...

Why You Should Go To The Movies (And Do Other Stuff) Alone

New York Magazine | Jesse Singal | Posted 04.28.2015 | Home

Would you go to a movie alone? For some people, the question elicits a quick and easy nod — of course! Why not? For others, panic: The idea of sitti...

Being Lonely Could Be Worse For You Than Being Obese

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Loneliness may not just make you sad. It could also be a major factor in causing premature death, new research has found. Feelings of extreme isol...

Think Shopping Will Cure Loneliness? Think Again

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.08.2013 | Style

If hitting up the mall and picking up a new purse is your idea of dealing with life's problems, a new study may convince you to re-think your coping s...

Loneliness Can Make You Sick

The Economist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Lonely people, it seems, are at greater risk than the gregarious of developing illnesses associated with chronic inflammation, such as heart disease a...