The world’s happiest people have a beautifully simple way to tackle loneliness

Toad, a 20-year-old Danish woman living in Copenhagen, has been lonely her whole life. She is autistic, and as a child, did not have any friends. When she moved...

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle. “I’m clearly a textbook case of...

22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”

Today, members of the millennial generation are ages 23 to 38. These ought to be prime years of careers taking off and starting families, before joints really begin to...

Extreme loneliness or the perfect balance?

When Sean Blanda started working remotely in 2017, the allure of a “digital nomad” lifestyle – working at your laptop on the beach, say – wasn’t lost on him....

How to redesign cities to fight loneliness

Simple and smart ideas to create more connections in city life. Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think it’s a personal mental...

Loneliness Is Harmful to Our Nation’s Health

Thanks to remarkable new technologies and the widespread use of social media, we are more “connected” than ever before. Yet as a nation, we are also more lonely. In...

Why We Are Feeling Lonelier Than Ever

Why is Fyodor Dostoevsky considered one of the greatest novelist to live? In his memoir, Ernest Hemingway claimed that he couldn’t get through any of his books because of how...