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Study: Loneliness and pathways to disease

Study: Pain, depression, and fatigue: loneliness as a longitudinal risk factor

Study: Loneliness and neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and inflammatory stress responses in middle-aged men and women

Study: Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review

Study: Understanding loneliness during adolescence: Developmental changes that increase the risk of perceived social isolation

Study: Loneliness, like chronic stress, taxes the immune system, researchers find

Page: News on increased risk

Page: News on social integration

Page: News on social support

Article: Dunbar’s Number

Study: Linking Loneliness, Shyness, Smartphone Addiction Symptoms, and Patterns of Smartphone Use to Social Capital

Study: Structural Equation Model of Smartphone Addiction Based on Adult Attachment Theory: Mediating Effects of Loneliness and Depression

Article: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Article: Why Facebook is Making Us Sad: Social Comparison

Reference: Handbook of Language and Social Interaction

Book: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle

Article: Finding a happy medium: explaining the negative effects of electronic communication on social life at work

Article: Internet Use, Social Skills, and Adjustment

Book: I’d Like You More If You Were More like Me: Getting Real about Getting Close, by John Ortberg

Book: Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

Study: Social relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span

Study:  Giving to Others and the Association Between Stress and Mortality, by Stephanie Brown

Study: The Power of Philanthropy and Volunteering

Book:  Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi

Book:  Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins by Jayson Gaignard

Apps: Skout, Excuses to Meet, Hey! Vina and Wiith

Study: Stand Alone by UK’s University of Cambridge

Documentary: Look Me In The Eye

Video:  Louis C.K.’s interview with Conan O’ Brien

Book: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

Apps: AppDetoxFlipdForest

Game: Table Topics also known as Dinner Conversations

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