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Online Dating: Convenience Over Quality?

This is part five of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    Many people meet their soulmate online. Yet how do you use a dating app such as Tinder, Bumble or Match? Are you simultaneously engaging in chats with dozens of eligible partners as a means of escaping the real world, or—noting recent research […]

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Online Dating: Does It Really Work?

This is part four of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    You can say a lot of things about dating in the Digital Age, but one thing is certain: putting yourself out there to meet that special someone is more “convenient” now. When you are cycling through hundreds of possible mates on Tinder, […]

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Our Lives Have Become Conveniently Lonely

This is part three of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks.    You can make the decision today to question what and how you consume from the digital spigot. You can have a heart-to-heart with yourself about what you truly enjoy, and whether the easily accessed digital options are a sufficient substitute.  Do What […]

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Our Conveniently Lonely Lives

This is part two of an eight-part series published over eight consecutive weeks. A work colleague from Pakistan once told me there are many well-heeled Pakistani women now who are able to hire one servant for each of their children. They often spend the day going to the spa, shopping, and having lunch with their […]

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Our Conveniently Lonely Lives | Psychology Today

Convenience and the maximizing of individual preferences are quite alluring. Read more from Dr. Silard’s recently published article in Psychology Today here.

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The Loneliness of Convenience | Psychology Today

Understand how the pursuit of convenience could increase your loneliness. Read Dr. Silard’s latest article published in Psychology Today, here.

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Does Not Getting What We Want in Life Lead to Loneliness?

Explore more in our latest video from The Art of Living Free here!

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The Number One Ingredient to Live a Healthy Life

Is there a panacea for living a long, meaningful, healthy life? As it turns out, based on the convergence of numerous studies there is one factor for long-term well-being that consistently stands out above the others.  Research based on data from three longitudinal studies begun in the 1920s and 1930s (life events included the Great Depression […]

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When You Want to Be Closer Than They Do | Part Four

This is Part Four of a seven-part series published over seven consecutive weeks.   A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.  — Elbert Hubbard  One morning about five years ago, I called my wife. She was visiting her family in central Mexico with our two children. She had been there for the previous two weeks. […]

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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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