Does technology shackle us, preventing us from interacting with real people?
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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.
Maybe I should just go talk to them?
A drug to treat loneliness may be on the cards. But would we want it?
Loneliness is not just about whether there are people around.
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.
Combining age-related loneliness with other social issues could help breathe new life into public services.
Singing in a choir really can change your life for the better. And yes, anyone can do it
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
One for the run?
Loneliness in older people is a serious issue but when I visited HenPower, a lottery-funded project in the north east that puts older people and hens together, I admit I had been expecting another worthy…
These guys know how to age well.
Anyone who has experienced feelings of loneliness knows how terrible it is. In his poem To Edith, Bertrand Russell calls loneliness “the solitary pain” and evokes the “ecstasy and peace” his wife gave…
Swanston Street in Melbourne is an example of urban design that brings people together.
Isolation and loneliness pose an increasing threat to the health of Australians, many of whom are cut off from friends and…