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Loneliness is contagious, say researchers. Apparently, it quickly becomes a vicious cycle, leading to the complete isolation of those already on the fringes of society. Experts believe this is a function of our natural tendency to drop the loners. [Reuters]


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Erin Gloria Ryan

There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand. You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel. So long, Dott.