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...

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 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...

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...

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....

A Solution for Loneliness

I was riding a bus recently and noticed an older man sitting outside a coffee shop on a busy sidewalk. He had set up a chessboard on the table...