'Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come': How Introverts Can Triumph Over Social Anxiety
Jessica Pan's new memoir offers a glimpse at a better world—one where we're open to meaningful interactions, rather than stuck in isolation.
PS Picks: 'Personal Shopper' and Stories of and for the Lonely
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The Lede, Issue #12: Inside an Embattled EPA, the Effects of Air Pollution, the Art of Loneliness, and More
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Middle School Ethnic Diversity Benefits All Students
New research finds students at schools lacking a dominant ethnic group feel safer and less lonely.
Perhaps We're More Self-Centered Because We're Lonely
New research finds the two traits are mutually reinforcing.
The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition
Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don't just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics.