Connect with us

Lifestyle

Man Lives In Isolation For A Week To Find Out The Dangerous Effects Of Loneliness

Never underestimate how loneliness can affect your life as living in isolation has its lethal effects.

There’s that old saying that goes, “No man is an island.” Humans do need social interaction to thrive and one man decided to prove through a simple experiment called, The Loneliness Project, that being lonely can be lethal.

The one-week challenge was taken by a man named Joe who spent a week in isolation, which means no access to social media. The aim of the study is to find out how the older community suffers from loneliness and how their solo life affects their well-being.

This man took on the challenge of living alone with no contact to the outside world for a week.

Source: youtube

The organization said of their study:

“And that’s why we’ve made this film. To show as many people as possible the impact of loneliness and isolation – but also how easy the solution can be.
And how we can all be part of that solution. Because loneliness is everyone’s business.

Nobody should be lonely in older age. We believe that loneliness is not inevitable. People of all ages need connections that matter.”

After a week, Joe realizes how unbearable it is to live alone without anyone to talk to, not even on the phone.

Source: youtube

The experiment was documented which you can see from the video below. Joe was locked alone for a week in a home without any phone, tablet or computer to use to connect to social media. He wasn’t allowed to leave the house and as you can see, he struggled so much to fight the loneliness.

After a devastating week of isolation, which almost drove Joe nuts, he was able to meet a neighbor named Barry, 84, who has been living alone since his wife Christine died in 2015. The old bloke shared his experience:

“Loneliness is like grief; it’s suffocating. After my beloved wife Christine suddenly died, I felt only half alive. I felt paralyzed by loneliness.

By talking more about it, we can break down the stigma that prevents many older people from being open about loneliness.

The human need for friendship and support does not go away with age; it actually increases. Whether we are 24 or 84, we all need connections that matter.”

A kind of depression is being experienced by Barry who has been living alone for almost three years now.

In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that there are 1.2 million suffering from chronic loneliness. And according to studies, these people are prone to effects similar to those caused by obesity or high blood pressure.

Watch Joe take on the challenge of living alone and see what loneliness did to him.

Like Logo on Facebook

Lifestyle

Early Riser Women Have Less Chance of Developing Depression Than Late Risers, Study Claims

It’s time to wake up early.

It's not easy to wake up early if you sleep late at night. However, a new study finds that women who get up early in the morning are less likely to get depressed than those who wake up late.

The study, conducted by the scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, looked into over 32,000 women with an average age of 55. Researchers found out that those who are not morning persons are more susceptible to depression. The findings of this study were published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

...
Continue Reading

People

A Photographer’s Chilling Capture Of Ukraine’s Serial Killers’ Gazes

I won’t mind staying out of their line of sight, please.

By

Independent photographer David Tesinsky, known for depicting controversial and unusual social topics through his photo series, embarked on another evocative photo-documentary, this time, in a prison in Kharkiv, east of Ukraine. Those who have seen his latest photos describe the portraits chilling.

Tesinsky, writing in an article entitled “I’ve Photographed the Gaze of Serial Killers In A Prison In Ukraine”, shared that the Kharkiv jail had more leeway for those incarcerated. The penitentiary for the worst criminals in Ukraine allows weddings of prisoners inside its walls, provides TV for each convict and offers a room for rent for those who want private time with their lovers.

Together with Ukrainian journalist Oleksiy Naumenko, Tesinsky photographs the looks of evil. Locked behind bars, his camera captures the faces of men and women convicted of killing strangers, policemen and family members - one of them guilty of murdering 29 people.

Check this gallery and gaze into the eyes of these killers, all of whom are serving life sentences.

...
Continue Reading

People

Tibetan Girl’s Unconventional Beauty Shakes the Modeling World

Her look is so different, “out of this world” is a more fitting description for her.

Right now, when you say "supermodel," you immediately think of Kendall Jenner or the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella. They may differ when it comes to looks, but they are still considered conventional by modeling standards. Now a new model comes in and her look is so different, and some say "out of this world" is a more fitting description for her.

Tsunaina, who hails from Tibet and is currently living in the UK, has beautiful slanted eyes, gorgeous pouty lips, chiseled jawline, and lots of beauty marks scattered all over her lower face.

...
Continue Reading

Like Us On Facebook