U.S. Could Have Saved 36,000 Lives If Social Distancing Started 1 Week Earlier: Study

As late as March 17, people eat at a restaurant along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla., several days after President Trump declared a national emergency. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images As late as March 17, people eat at a …

Too Much Alone Time? Tips To Connect And Find Joy While Social Distancing

Tracy Lee for NPR Tracy Lee for NPR We are social creatures. So it’s no surprise that quarantine fatigue has begun to set in. “Humans are wired to come together physically,” says psychologist Judith Moskowitz of Northwestern University. But, loneliness has become widespread in modern …

How Multigenerational Families Manage ‘Social Distancing’ Under One Roof

More than 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households. Despite the emotional and financial benefits of living together, families like the Walkers, at home in Florissant, Mo., face a particular set of challenges as COVID-19 continues to spread. Michael B. Thomas for KHN hide caption …

Hope, Happiness And Social Connection: Hidden Benefits Of Regular Exercise

In a new book The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, author Kelly McGonigal argues that we should look beyond weight loss to the many social and emotional benefits of exercise. Boris Austin/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption …

Holiday Parties Make You Squirm? Here’s How To Conquer Social Anxiety

Tracy Lee for NPR Tracy Lee for NPR “If I say the word ‘circus,’ it means I’m ready to leave the party.” That’s what Angie Ebba, 39, of Portland, Ore., tells close friends when she’s at a holiday soiree. It might sound strange, but coming …