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Is Urban Loneliness a Myth? — New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/news/features/52450/ Studies show that loneliness is associated with morning surges in cortisol, the stress hormone, and increased vascular resistance, which results in higher blood pressure. They also show the lonely drink more, exercise less, get divorced more often, and have more family estrangements and run-ins with the neighbors. And they’re fatter. In one of my […]

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In Washington, Contractors Take On Biggest Role Ever – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/washington/04contract.html A depressing-yet-important New York Times article detailing the recent trend of the United States government contracting out what were once governmental tasks and jobs. Reading some of the numbers involved reinforces the feeling that the US is at the peak of a steeply graded slope towards financial ruin. I wish they’d partner stories like […]

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