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How Much Time You Should Spend On Social Media
A new study has found there’s a limit to the number of minutes you should spend on social media, which can make you feel less lonely and depressed.
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Searching For A Cure For Japan's Loneliness Epidemic
As traditional family-based communities fracture, robot companions are becoming much more common.
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Photo Series Captures The Loneliness Of Living In New York City
“You can feel lonely even if you’re one of eight million people living in a city like New York.”
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I’m A Therapist, And Sometimes I Get Deeply Lonely – Here’s How I Deal
Megan Bruneau, M.A. RCC
I'm a psychotherapist, executive coach, podcast host, and writ...
Last Sunday I schlepped myself home from a friend’s place at 5:41am. My “I’m going to have one drink!” night turned into
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What A Surgeon General Learned From The Opioid Crisis Could Help Fight Loneliness
“Part of the reason people don’t talk about their loneliness is that they feel they will be judged for it,” Vivek Murthy says.
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What It Took Me Far Too Long To Realize About Loneliness
By Jason Diamond, Oprah.com
The author of
Searching for John Hughes
offers us an honest, unflinching look at his struggles with isolation.
No Valentine? Here Are 6 Ways To Love Yourself On This Special Day
Managing partner, Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein
Many claim that the days between Thanksgiving and the end of the year are the hardest days for divorcees and other brokenhearted singles to get through. Based on my experience, I think Valentine's Day is equally as difficult, if not more so.
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This 90-Year-Old's Advice To Combat Loneliness Is Making Us Cry
He wrote it after he lost his partner and sister.
Being Alone Taught Me To Appreciate Christmas
Reporter, Columnist, Writer, Blogger
This holiday season I plan to enjoy the small moments a little more, appreciate that my children are with me this year and simply breathe it all in.
Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story
Film and experience director. I create things.
We got a green light from YouTube less than a week before the last available slot they had. I didn't know if we could make
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Help Me Remember That I Am Still The Woman You Fell In Love With
Mom to three young humans & wife to an analytic number crunche...
Understand that this time of parenthood, when the kids are so young and dependent on me, is sometimes isolating, especially if we have a baby.
Creepy Ad Reminds Us Why We All Need To Visit Our Grandparents
Are Social Networks Causing Loneliness Among Teens?
One of the biggest reasons why social networks are causing loneliness in teens is because real social skills are going out
If You're A Mother And Sometimes You Feel Alone...
Amy Aves Challenger
Writer, artist, mom
If you’re a mother, you’re surrounded by others who have much in common with you. We mothers know about dog throw up, dirty
GPS FOR THE SOUL
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Writer
David S. Simon
Thankfully, the one single foreign currency that I can exchange is my smile, my eye twinkle and the hope that someone will see me for not who I hope or pretend to be, but for who I genuinely am, warts, words and all.
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Narcissists Are Lonely Little Creatures
Science of Us
“Science of Us” is a smart but playful window into...
By Drake Baer The presidential rise of Donald Trump has thrust Wendy Behary’s field into the national spotlight: She’s the
How Hagar Helped Me Through My Divorce
Rabbi Marc Katz
Rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope Brooklyn; Auth...
This moment in Hagar’s life is the perfect metaphor for the special loneliness that accompanies divorce.
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10 Differences Between Being Alone And Being Lonely
I am newly single, and navigating a new lifestyle, and I tell ...
Now that I am single and sixty, I spend more time alone than I used to when I was married. However, I spend less time being
You Can Inherit Loneliness
Science of Us
“Science of Us” is a smart but playful window into the latest ...
Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who know and love them back.
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