By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt 'a-ha' moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.
Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.
Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.
A new survey finds that Americans are willing to accept limits on visitors to public lands to reduce crowds, and want staff and visitors to wear masks.
We sorely miss our regular haunts during the coronavirus lockdown not only because we like them but also because a healthy society needs places where people can gather, mix and mingle.
Don't want to shake hands, but don't want to cause offence? Just smile, have a short sentence ready in advance, and make sure the other person knows you care about their feelings.
Every child develops at a different pace so it can be difficult to know what's normal.
The music we choose to listen to not only allows us to retreat into a place of peace and privacy, but also helps frame our daily routines and interactions with others.
What adults with autism told us about their everyday experiences.
In the late 1970s, 52 percent of 12th-graders hung out with their friends almost every day. By 2017, only 28 percent were doing so.
It's easy to scorn the gentrifying hipster stereotype, but many inner-city neighbourhoods benefit from the distinctive mix of businesses and activities they pursue. So why should the suburbs miss out?
Not giving offence is what Christmas is all about.
Many parents are told their babies' smiles aren't 'real'. But there is research to suggest otherwise.
People kept diaries for two weeks recording how often things about them were forgotten. The results turned out to be surprising.