May 2023

  • Can Loneliness Kill You? (A Nuanced Look at the Science)

    Can Loneliness Kill You? (A Nuanced Look at the Science)

    I stared at the screen. Flabbergasted, I scrolled through the search results. “Loneliness: the Silent Killer.” “The Detrimental Effects of Loneliness on Your Health.” “Loneliness as Dangerous as Smoking 15 Cigarettes a Day.” These weren’t the headlines I’d hoped to find amidst a period of grave loneliness. I actually looked for ways out of my…