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How Social Media Exploits Our Loneliness to Create Its Own Demand

Imagine you are sitting home alone (not so difficult to imagine these days, considering over 3 in 5 Americans were lonely even before the pandemic) and have some time on your hands. What will you do with your free time? Call a friend? Read a book? If you’re like most people these days, you may be […]

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Overcoming Rejection

Whether it’s a friend not returning our call, being broken up with or being pulled off an important project, each of us has experienced rejection and we are very aware that it hurts.  A series of experiments led by social psychologists Jean Twenge of San Diego State University and Roy Baumeister of Florida State University found that even a brief experience […]

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Don’t Let Someone Else’s Loneliness Spoil Your Own

I went for a walk this morning in a nearby park and ended up in a lively conversation with an 87-year-old man who was walking his Shih Tzu. Alan talked at length about Marcy, who had entered his life six months ago after his previous dog had passed.  Keeping It Real  About ten minutes into […]

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New video! What Obama and Trump Have in Common, Part 1

In our latest from The Art of Living Free Series, Dr. Silard explores what these two seemingly opposite presidents actually do have in common. Take a peek here!

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How Will You Reconnect with Others in Our Post-Pandemic Society?

“How can you advise me to spend less time looking at my screens?” more than a few people have asked me after seeing the title of my book, Screened In: The Art of Living Free in the Digital Age. “During the pandemic, my screens are all I have to connect with others.”   Feeling Stressed? Connect  Actually, […]

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Is Life a Solo Journey? Part Four

This is Part Four of a four-part series published over four consecutive weeks.  So, no, life is not a solo journey. Instead, it’s a balance of togetherness and separateness. If you’re still not a believer, consider what happens if we take the phrase “solo journey” literally. Try spending all of your time alone and see […]

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Is Life a Solo Journey? Finding Growth

Take a look at Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today, here!

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Are We Really Self-Interested Narcissists Only Out for Ourselves?

“This American system of ours . . . call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.”  – Al Capone  Do most people, while not becoming notorious gangsters, follow Capone’s […]

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