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The Three Factors of Loneliness

Feeling lonely has little to do with how many friends you have. It's the way you feel inside. Some people who feel lonely may rarely interact with people and others are surrounded by people, but don't feel connected. 

In general, those who feel lonely actually spend no more time alone than do those who feel more connected.

Three Factors Of Loneliness

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My Friend Cam Or How Technology Fools The Brain


You probably know Cam. He's one of the guys on Modern Family, a show that recently earned a second Emmy for best comedy. I find the series laugh-out-loud funny. But apparently my brain thinks the characters and I have a friendship.

That may be a not-so-good problem of these technologically rich times.

Television with images and sound that approximate reality, interactive computer games, movies, and talking phones that answer questions and make jokes...
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Relationships, Respect, and Fixing the Fridge


The repairman came to fix the refrigerator. I offered him a glass of water, asked him questions, and soon we were chatting about his family. While we talked, I wondered a little anxiously when he would start working on my refrigerator, but I kept talking.

How long had he lived in the city? He owned a dog?  Finally he checked out the fridge, but it was too late to get the needed part. He left...
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