She argues that humans need face-to-face contact, as they need air and water. We have evolved for it, to the extent that those surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends who regularly gather to eat—and, crucially, gossip—live an average of 15 years longer than loners. Quality face-to-face contact is essential for a social species, Pinker writes, citing research that shows it fortifies immune systems, calibrates hormones and increases chances of surviving heart attacks, strokes, AIDS and cancer.
It rains in Aarhus.
What even is this? Why is this a thing? And it’s Danish even. This needs to just go away.
Hello sheep. I just ate your cousin. He was delicious.
our notion of privacy, when conceptualized in relationship to “public,” does a disservice to both concepts