loneliness

News

The elaborate secret life of Charles Price and his alligator sidekick was only brought to ight earlier this month by an appliance repairman working in the basement who sensed faint sounds and movement. READ MORE »


News

The “tranquility chair,” aka the furniture that hugs you back, has a giant human doll attached to its back with outstretched arms ready to be wrapped around your weary self. Japanese company UniCare is selling the chair for $419 (faux human contact isn’t cheap!) at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo. Japan’s elderly… READ MORE »


News

It seems like lots of people lately wax poetic about the good old days before we were all staring at computer screens. Take, for example, the popularity of the “Look Up” spoken word video. I hear these complaints from mostly people my age, maybe a bit older, so we’re not that far apart in our… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Wow, what a crazy past few months. I believe I cared for myself pretty well after my big breakup, which was now almost four months ago. I surrounded myself with my family, which was easy because I moved back in with my parents. I spent a lot of QT with my girl friends. I drank… READ MORE »


Guys

As I write this, the floating concrete mall known as Manhattan is experiencing a “wintery mix,” which is what happens when Old Man Winter has food poisoning. Walking to work this morning I got snow up my nose, elbowed in the fat wings by a grumpy Hobbit wrapped in scarves waiting for the subway, and… READ MORE »


Celebs

“The scrutiny. And the microscope. Obviously it’s a blessing — the women and the money and the fame, but at the same time it’s — it’s actually very lonely. Very lonely. When you’re doing so well, when you have the year that I had, it’s hard to talk to people about it, because they think… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I spotted Brown Eyes across the street, leaning against a wall outside the restaurant. He looked adorable in his thick scarf, fiddling with his iPod. As I walked up, he smiled and greeted me with a sweet kiss on the lips. It was the kind of hello we’ve never given each other before—after all, for… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Recently, during a weekly therapy session, my doc and I were doing our thing, talkin’ ’bout boys, my frustration with the ones I have met, and my recent relapse into dreaming about my ex; I was telling her that sometimes, despite being a relatively solitary person who enjoys time alone, I get overwhelmed with loneliness. READ MORE »


News

Quick everyone—let’s blame the internet! A report published recently by the Mental Heath Foundation found that nearly 60 percent of people in the U.K. between the ages of 18 and 24 admit to feeling lonely “sometimes” or “often,” while the same applies for only 35 percent of folks over the age of 55. I guess… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Yesterday, NPR show “Morning Edition” explored a new a cultural phenomenon you may have heard of called “the hookup.” The hookup, the program explains to anyone living under a rock, is a social trend, born of the sexual revolution of the ’60s and ’70s, women’s growing independence, and online social networking. It started among high… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Have you ever just not been in the mood to go out on yet another first date, but force yourself to do it anyway? You talk yourself into it, reasoning, “What if he’s the one and instead of meeting him, I stayed home to eat cereal out of the box and watch ‘Gossip Girl’?” So,… READ MORE »