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More and more Americans are choosing to be single. mimagephotography/Shutterstock.com

Single doesn’t mean being lonely or alone

Singles can face mistaken stereotypes and value judgments that they are less happy, or lonelier. For many, being single is simply a relationship preference or even an orientation.
Edward Hopper’s ‘Office in a Small City’ (1953). Gandalf's Gallery

A history of loneliness

Although loneliness may seem timeless and universal, the word seems to have originated in the 16th century,
Don’t neglect to unplug and be actually alone. Woman on beach via shutterstock.com

Finding solitude in an era of perpetual contact

If a person is alone in the forest when a tree falls, but she doesn't notice it because she is texting, does it still count as solitude?

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