At Long Last: Close Encounters of the Best (Human) Kind

“From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives and make us happy. And not just any social networks will do: we need the real, face-to-face, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends, and communities together.” …