Loneliness is more than just a state. It’s an affliction, proven to cause or exacerbate a wide range of physical maladies, from obesity and heart disease to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Long-lasting loneliness can absolutely kill; as a risk factor for mortality, emotional isolation is statistically on par with smoking 15 cigarettes a day, making it even more dangerous than obesity. …Read
“Welcome to the five star resort,” said Oregon coach Robert Johnson.” …”“This is an experience, and they’ll remember this one for the rest of their lives,” Johnson said. “But wait until we have the real Hayward, when those people are here and you can’t hear yourself talking to the person right next to you because they’re going crazy and they’re celebrating. That’s the Hayward Field I remember, and that’s the Hayward Field that I want them to experience.” …More.