They’re not your real friends …

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… but it turns they’re just as good. According to Scientific American, “New psychological research suggests that loneliness can be alleviated by simply turning on your favorite TV show. In the same way that a snack can satiate hunger in lieu of a meal, it seems that watching favorite TV shows can provide the experience of belonging without a true interpersonal interaction.” Although actually the time to really worry will be when “new psychological research suggests that lack of internet connection can be alleviated by  spending time with real people” …

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