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This robot is designed to hold your hand when you’re feeling lonely

Japanese engineers created a hand-holding robot that can squeeze back on command. The robot’s warmth and pressure could have a calming effect, but the person attached to the hand matters most, psychologists said. This invention comes amidst a loneliness pandemic that was going on long before the coronavirus caused an […]
This robot is designed to hold your hand when you’re feeling lonely
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How being lonely can affect your health and what you can do about it

Loneliness can increase your risk of depression, heart disease, and an early death. Researchers in the past few years have identified some common indicators of loneliness and steps people can take to alleviate the feeling. Frequent, offline social contact is the best way to keep from feeling too lonely. While […]
How being lonely can affect your health and what you can do about it