"If we now know that loneliness, a social emotion, can reach into our bodies and rearrange our cells and genes, what should we do about it? We should change the way we think about health. James Heckman, a Nobel Prize–winning economist at the University of Chicago who tabulates the costs of early childhood deprivation, speaks bitterly of “silos” in health policy, meaning that we see crime and low educational achievement as distinct from medical problems like obesity or heart disease. As far as he’s concerned, these are, in too many cases, symptoms of the same social disorder: the failure to help families raise their children."
— From “The Lethality of Loneliness” in The New Republic. Takeaway: Parents still matter.
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one of my recent favorite magazines is Dazed & Confused from the UK. They’ve been doing some nice literary and film pieces, ensconced in a fashion magazine. I recently wrote about some of their literary features at Vol1Brooklyn and here’s a piece they did about Frank Hinton and Internet Poetry.