Psychic’s Trial Offers Testimony of Being Lonely in New York

Unless you’re an Immortal from the Highlander franchise, being alone can be pretty tough at times, and nowhere is one’s loneliness more acute than in a city teeming with busy, socializing people, a city like the mythical island of Manhattan. People cope with the isolation and loneliness of living in Manhattan in all… » 10/05/13 12:30pm 10/05/13 12:30pm

No Amount of Shopping Will Fill the Hole in Your Lonely Heart

If you're the kind of person who found both the book and movie for Confessions of a Shopaholic to be stunningly accurate depictions of the sadness that comes from valuing material possessions too much, a new study from the Journal of Consumer Research has got your back. Researchers have found that the more… » 8/08/13 10:25am 8/08/13 10:25am

Social Isolation Might Be a Factor in Your Untimely Death

It was chanteuse Britney Spears who once sang, "My loneliness is killing me" — and, as is so often the case with warrior poets, her words held a certain truth. A new study out of the UK suggests that isolation and loneliness might be as important to cause of death as other common contributors like smoking and that… » 3/26/13 11:20am 3/26/13 11:20am

Your Crushing Loneliness Might Be Making You Sick

New research presented this week at the annual meeting of the Insult to Injury Papercut Society suggests that chronic loneliness can have a negative effect on our immune systems. Awesome, guys. I mean, can we not give the lonely people one break? Now they have to have mono too? With no one to bring them soup? It's a… » 1/22/13 2:40pm 1/22/13 2:40pm

Ladies, Learn to Spend Some Time Alone

Cheesy name aside, the premise behind "Invite for a Bite," a female-only app that allows traveling businesswomen to meet up when they're in the same city, is pretty awesome: why not hang with a bunch of professional women with great stories to tell? Naturally, though, the CNN reporter who profiled the service didn't… » 4/24/12 12:00pm 4/24/12 12:00pm

You'll Sleep When The Crushing Loneliness Subsides

Some people love sleeping alone. Many folks prefer to have a warm body there in the dark with them, and there are those who could go either way, depending on whether the other person is a heavy snorer, sweats the bed, or kicks. But apparently there's a link between loneliness and sleep disruptions — meaning if you… » 11/01/11 7:10pm 11/01/11 7:10pm