This month, we're talking risk. Three experts give their perspective on how long you might live, how to deal with loneliness – and how to step outside your comfort zone.
Christmas can be a particularly hard time of year, and dogs are a vital support for many of the most vulnerable in our society.
Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay says fragmentation was among the key themes of 2017 – but he has some concrete suggestions on how we can do better in 2018.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
Residents may be right to fear for their lives.
Research shows that virtual reality experiences can help social disconnection and improve wellness - by inspiring awe.
Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it's even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don't shrug off your loneliness.
Scammers target people who crave social contact.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
Hopper's brand of Americanism was a counterpoint to American optimism. Fifty years after his death, his legacy lives on.
For many of the nation's poor, food and shelter are more important than health care. Questions of insurance coverage loom broadly, but another question lingers: how to treat the poor we do not see.
Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
Loneliness is a major cause of health problems, and many programs have aimed to alleviate it among the elderly. But it might be wise to treat loneliness at its roots, which for many is in childhood.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
Some have said that technology could lead to 'a new ice age' of social isolation. Not so fast, says the author of a new book about shyness.
Stop-motion may be associated with children, but in Anomalisa it effectively gives substance to a world that is recognisable, but just out of kilter.
A drug to treat loneliness may be on the cards. But would we want it?
The unpleasant feelings of loneliness are subjective. Researchers have found they are less related to the amount of time spent alone and more related to the quality of relationships.