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Loneliness hurts

Some say that people who feel lonely are not emotionally mature, that they have not learned to embrace the benefits of solitude. Nothing could be further from the truth. “So just go out and meet people” others say. Turns out, it’s not that easy.—MR

How Loneliness Reshapes the Brain

By Marta Zaraska, Quanta Magzine, February 28, 2023

The Neumayer III polar station sits near the edge of Antarctica’s unforgiving Ekström Ice Shelf. During the winter, when temperatures can plunge below minus 50 degrees Celsius and the winds can climb to more than 100 kilometers per hour, no one can come or go from the station. Its isolation is essential to the meteorological, atmospheric and geophysical science experiments conducted there by the mere handful of scientists who staff the station during the winter months and endure its frigid loneliness.

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