Moving Portraits of Lonely, Isolated Villagers

When photographer Ricardo Ramos ventured to the region of Trás-os-Montes (English translation: “behind the mountains”) in Portugal, he discovered an area where villages can have less than 10 inhabitants — and some have only one. He photographed these isolated, mostly elderly souls, many of them living alone in homes untouched by decades of technology, and captured in […]

How to Cope with Empty Nest Syndrome and Stop Feeling Lonely

Empty Nest Syndrome is not a mental disorder or clinical diagnosis. Instead, it is a term used to characterize the real feelings of deep sadness, angst, and loneliness that parents can feel when all of their children are grown and leave home. It is a very real and sad experience for many parents. Not all […]

Lonely? Say It in Chinese

You wander home from work, passing groups of friends laughing at outdoor cafés and couples ambling along, wrapped up in each other’s company. It’s enough to make you feel like Peanuts’ Pigpen, except instead of being surrounded by a cloud of dirt, you’re draped in loneliness. And as the streetlights dim, it becomes clear that […]

Can These Apps Mend Your Lonely Heart?

There’s nothing like scrolling through social media, looking at photos of happy couples on vacation or friends at a bachelor party, and feeling like your sole companion is your smartphone. And yet, ironic as it might sound, your iPhone could also be your loneliness lifeline. Sure, you can use it to talk to your mother […]

Explore Mechanism’s Eerie Mechanical Lands As A Lonely Robot

In a dark, dystopian future, a robot finds itself in a world plagued with a disease called “Phlegm” (Ew). In Mechanism, take control of this plucky little robot and try to figure out the mystery of this terrible future. From dodging the disease of Phlegm to solving riddles, this robot will have to do some […]

Lonely Planet Under Fire After Accusing Swiss Police of Racial Profiling

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The Stillness of the Wind returns to a lonely apocalyptic goat farm

Indie designer Coyan Cardenas is going back to the farm with The Stillness of the Wind, a sequel to his 2017 game, Where the Goats Are. Once more, it’s you and your animals in a lonely, dreamy landscape burnished with deep golds and reds. It has a larger scope, so Cardenas has teamed with publisher Surprise […]

What it really means to be lonely

To be ‘lonely’ originally meant to be physically removed from the protection of society.  In modern times we know loneliness as an emotional, rather than purely physical, distance from those around us.  Reading literature featuring lonely characters can help to deal with feelings of isolation — the emotions experienced by the characters will be relatable, […]