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Why Phone Calls Combat Loneliness Better Than Zoom Calls

The phone is better at reducing stress, too

A woman laughing while talking on phone.
Photo: Ridofranz/iStock/Getty Images Plus

When it comes to technology, many of us reflexively assume newer is better. So when Covid-19 forced us into isolation a year ago, we turned to our digital devices to stay in touch with family and friends.

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Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs is a California-based journalist who focuses on psychology, behavior, creativity, and the arts. He was the senior staff writer of Pacific Standard.