Today in studies that would've made my eighth-grade self feel vindicated, we learn that kids who feel ostracized when playing games are less likely to exercise. And unsurprisingly, there are way better ways to get kids moving than shaming them.
For one writer, the aftermath of Hurricane Irene provided "a kind of high school reunion with boredom." For me, it was a brush with isolation.
It is not new to point out that "thin is in." What's new is the social isolation thinness now connotes.
The title Lonely tends to conjure up words like shy, sad, and withdrawn, so it's something of a surprise that Emily White has written an impassioned call to arms on behalf of a condition no one wants to talk about.