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Study finds prolonged loneliness, apart from unhealthy diet and inactivity, could lead to onset of type 2 diabetes
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Study finds prolonged loneliness, apart from unhealthy diet and inactivity, could lead to onset of type 2 diabetes

Scientists found that loneliness may stimulate the stress system of the body which, eventually, may cause negative stress-related changes in the body, resulting in the development of type 2 diabetes

Loneliness is unavoidable in a time of self-isolation. Why then do we resist it?
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Loneliness is unavoidable in a time of self-isolation. Why then do we resist it?

'I’ve often thought of loneliness like being washed over by the waves of the sea. It doesn’t recede as much as it sticks around like salt, burning in the sun, cooling down in the shade,' writes Sasha Mahuli.

How to deal with anxiety about being single around Valentine's Day
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How to deal with anxiety about being single around Valentine's Day

With love-themed advertisements and promotions all around, some people may feel extremely anxious about being single.

The loneliness epidemic: What is it, and why are so many millennials feeling the blues?
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The loneliness epidemic: What is it, and why are so many millennials feeling the blues?

Loneliness and social isolation have a new face and it’s that of a 20-something man or woman, standing in a crowd of people and yet feeling utterly alone.

With sexbots being marketed as a solution to loneliness, is it time to rethink how we define companionship?
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With sexbots being marketed as a solution to loneliness, is it time to rethink how we define companionship?

Sexbots are being adverted as more than sex toys; as offering emotional intimacy. Robots marketed as if they are capable of meeting both physical and psychological needs, a solution to loneliness. So what is a companion? And can a solution to loneliness be bought?

Terming loneliness an 'epidemic' is unhelpful; solutions lie in knowing value of community, tending to our bodies
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Terming loneliness an 'epidemic' is unhelpful; solutions lie in knowing value of community, tending to our bodies

Before 1800, the word loneliness was not particularly emotional, it simply connoted the state of being alone. The lexicographer Thomas Blount’s Glossographia (1656) defined loneliness as “one; an oneliness, or loneliness, a single or singleness”.

How to identify and deal with grief
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How to identify and deal with grief

If you or a loved one has lost someone dear this year, read on to know how to find comfort amid upbeat music, Diwali parties and family celebrations.

Dark UX design and digital loneliness: How technology is weaponised to keep you hooked on to social media
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Dark UX design and digital loneliness: How technology is weaponised to keep you hooked on to social media

Unchecked screen time, hacking the brain to get you hooked on to social media apps is playing havoc with our mental wellbeing

Bhayyu Maharaj, Anthony Bourdain and the rising suicide graph: Depression is a silent killer, but what can you do to help?
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Bhayyu Maharaj, Anthony Bourdain and the rising suicide graph: Depression is a silent killer, but what can you do to help?

Depression creeps up silently from corners of your brain you didn't even know existed. It takes over your life before you even realise.

People addicted to smartphones are more likely to feel depressed, anxious and lonely: Study
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People addicted to smartphones are more likely to feel depressed, anxious and lonely: Study

Study said loneliness is partly a consequence of replacing face-to-face interaction with a form of communication where body language cannot be interpreted.

Smartphone usage is making post-millennial teenagers less happy and more distressed
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Smartphone usage is making post-millennial teenagers less happy and more distressed

Teenagers in the US today are working less, having less sex and are far less happy than previous generations because of increased use of smartphones.

'Need effective interventions to boost social connections': Loneliness could lead to strokes
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'Need effective interventions to boost social connections': Loneliness could lead to strokes

Loneliness and social isolation for a longer period of time may lead to increased risk of stroke or heart disease, find researchers.

Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed: Study
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Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed: Study

According to new research, while the social networking site is there to help you stay in touch with your near and dear ones, there are consequences to its consistent use

South Korea's latest fad: Eating alone as strangers watch
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South Korea's latest fad: Eating alone as strangers watch

South Korea's latest fad - gastronomic voyeurism - offers surprising amounts of money to thousands of online diners while serving up a sense of community in the wealthy Asian country's increasingly solitary society.

Feeling lonely? Updating your Facebook status will help
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Feeling lonely? Updating your Facebook status will help

Frequently updating your Facebook status can help you feel less lonely, according to a new study. College students who posted more status updates on the social networking site than they normally did felt less lonely over the course of a week

Feeling lonely? Updating your Facebook status will help
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Feeling lonely? Updating your Facebook status will help

Frequently updating your Facebook status can help you feel less lonely, according to a new study. College students who posted more status updates on the social networking site than they normally did felt less lonely over the course of a week