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AI is giving us virtual friends. We prefer Actual Interactions.

AI is giving us virtual friends. We prefer Actual Interactions.

Lost in the deluge of news about Artificial Intelligence is the dozens of startups that are offering virtual friends. Silicon Valley has started to take notice, with some large investments. I was showing my age a bit when I initially scoffed at the idea of virtual...

Free Advent Calendar that Reduces Loneliness and Isolation

Free Advent Calendar that Reduces Loneliness and Isolation

Would you or an organization you work with like practical, unique ideas to focus on for Advent or during the holiday season? These 52 prompts are free for your use. Each of them is designed to offer you a way to help your audience learn about loneliness and isolation...

How to Turn Social Media into Healthcare

How to Turn Social Media into Healthcare

Ask Gen Xers like myself about social media and we'll gush about how we thought it was going to lead to a democratic utopia, creating a global consciousness where everyone sees eye-to-eye. We had hope that it would enable us to work towards a greater vision for...

3 Books on Loneliness for Book Clubs

3 Books on Loneliness for Book Clubs

When I think about the causes of my occasional feelings of loneliness, one that comes to mind is that I haven't been part of a book club in at least five years. During the more than two decades that I worked in a church setting, I frequently led as many as three book...

If Kickstarter & Bumble Ever Had a Love Child

If Kickstarter & Bumble Ever Had a Love Child

If Kickstarter and Bumble ever had a love-child, Helpspring might be it. Like the Millennial offspring of GenX parents, Helpspring bears a certain resemblance to these powerful social technologies, but Helpspring’s vibe – and mission – are all its own. Helpspring is a...

How to BYOVO: Build Your Own Volunteer Opportunity

How to BYOVO: Build Your Own Volunteer Opportunity

So you have the drive, you've been called, you are ready to serve...but you just can't find anything that "fits" well. You could settle for something that's kind of close, of course. Better yet, you could build your own volunteer opportunity. The space between...

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