Why Being Alone Is Hazardous to Your Health

It’s been well established that social isolation is a serious health risk, particularly for seniors. A 2010 study showed that too much alone time can be just as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Many scientists have assumed that loneliness is the culprit, and subsequent research has backed this suspicion. But … » 3/26/13 8:08am 3/26/13 8:08am

Television is Your New Best Friend

A lonely child might invent an imaginary friend, but for adults, reprieve from loneliness comes from a less creative source: television. New studies find that humans are sating their craving for friendship by forming relationships with the people on TV. » 7/28/09 2:00pm 7/28/09 2:00pm