COVID-19 is not the only public health threat we should be worried about—loneliness is one as well. So how can you cultivate your social well-being while avoiding infection?
People often blame technology for the prevalence of loneliness, pointing out that we spend too much time scrolling through social media and not enough of it interacting IRL. Yet recent research from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health paints a more nuanced picture: how you use such platforms seems to matter more than how much you do so. We can all benefit from developing digital habits that support meaningful human connections.
Now is the perfect time to practice using technology in socially healthy ways. Here are a few suggestions for how to connect without contact.
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