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Socially distancing = loneliness, isolation, illness, and despair.

Another one in case you are not convinced. Although there’s been no time to study the effects of social distancing related specifically to the coronavirus, we know a great deal about the impact of social isolation on mental and physical health. It’s often experienced as highly stressful, and the stress can become toxic. Isolation, particularly when it causes loneliness, increases the risk of anxiety and depression. Social isolation has the equivalent adverse impact on physical health to smoking 15 cigarettes…

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The best doesn’t exist.

The best doesn’t exist. A psychologist explains why we can’t stop searching. by Rachel Sugar You want the best — meaning the most capable, the cutting edge-est device, because who knows how you’re going to use it next week, or next month? But the weird thing, to me, is that “the best” sounds really objective. There can be only one best. And that’s nonsense. That’s complete nonsense.…

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