loneliness

this is fine

FaceTiming My Loved Ones Is Like Basic Emotional Hygiene

I brush my teeth and FaceTime at least two times a day.
Jasmine Sanders
2.19.19
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Loneliness—and Comfort—of Being Online

I’m into the internet as a gateway to systems of care—the kind of care that turns a sad finsta post into a spontaneous visit, a phone call, a gift; turns a silent question into 1,000 late-night answers, turns the monster within into a collective hum.
Aisha Mirza
6.18.18
Humor

Exactly How Likely Are You to Die Alone?

After reading several articles about people who died alone and went undiscovered for days, I asked a statistician about the likelihood of me meeting the same fate.
Sirin Kale
1.5.18
Society

The Life of the Skin-Hungry: Can You Go Crazy from a Lack Of Touch?

As we live in an increasingly technology-focussed, socially disconnected world, we're touching each other much less than before. But what does an absence of touch do to a person?
Sirin Kale
11.8.16
relationships

Lonely People Are More Likely to See Objects as Humanlike

Research shows that lonely people tend to ascribe human characteristics to nonliving things. But according to a new study, simply reflecting on past close relationships can make the pillow just a pillow again.
Kimberly Lawson
11.1.16
Photography

Loneliness, Friendship, and Threesomes

Much of photographer Isadora Kosofsky's art takes the aged as its subject, with perhaps her most famous project being The Three, a photo essay following a love triangle among three seniors living in different care facilities in Los Angeles.
Monica Heisey
7.3.15