Illustration: Kieran Blakey

The Nuance

We Are Not Made for Social Isolation

Hugs and face-to-face chats may not be possible for the foreseeable future. But there are other ways to keep loneliness at bay.

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5 min readApr 2, 2020

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HHuman beings are social creatures. Our societies and institutions are largely organized around social interaction, and we’re one of the few — if…

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Markham Heid
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I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.