Social neuroscientist John John Cacioppo suggests loneliness is contagious and increases the chance of early death by 20 percent. The good news? It can be treated
Happiness is considered a highly desirable attribute, but whether or not individuals can actively steer their lives toward greater well-being is an open empiric...
"I used to think that community was as simple as having friends who bring a lasagna when things fall apart and champagne when things go well. But I now think it’s really an insurance policy against life’s cruelty; a kind of immunity against the loss and disappointment and rage that does come."
UNTETHERED is a primer on social isolation. At a moment when bringing people together in networks, communities, and movements is so vital, Untethered offers a crash course on what's keeping us apart. It's written for leaders, entrepreneurs, and funders with an appetite for solving big challenges.
And, believe it or not, social media usage is not correlated with loneliness but face to face conversation is an antidote if you're socially isolated.