Is there a cure for the loneliness epidemic? Loneliness is as harmful to a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The World Health Organization has even declared it a “global public health concern”, echoing a warning by the top US health authority. But despite the alarm, experts say there are ways to cultivate a new culture of connection.
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