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Does technology shackle us, preventing us from interacting with real people? 'Chain' via www.shutterstock

Is your smartphone making you shy?

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.
Loneliness is not just about whether there are people around. David Hodgson/Flickr

The deadly truth about loneliness

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.
Swanston Street in Melbourne is an example of urban design that brings people together. AAP/Julian Smith

Loneliness on the rise as our cities atomise

Isolation and loneliness pose an increasing threat to the health of Australians, many of whom are cut off from friends and…

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