With the support of our Thought Leaders, we have been scouring the internet to find articles and information that can help inform you about the benefits of social connection and highlight some of the distractions and challenges that might be preventing you from spending more time face to face. We also want to do our best to provide you information on tips and tools that help you stay connected whatever your age or location. The Generator Project will continue to seek out new information that we think you would find valuable and will share it here and through our social media platforms. If you have an article or information that you think we should share, please forward it to us at info@generatorproject.org. Thank you.

SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS AND ITS BENEFITS

The benefits of human connectionThe Generator Project
The hidden truth of human connectionDan Foxx
Connect to thriveDr. Emma Seppala
15 Reasons to stay connectedMutual responsibility
Social connections drive upward spiral of emotionsScience Daily
How social connectedness is connected to your mental and physical health – Dr. Emma Seppala

HAPPINESS

Have you heard of the happiness study?Harvard research study
What is happiness to you? Dr. Mike Evans
Happiness in the workplaceForbes
It’s official: Happiness really can improve your healthTime

ISOLATION AND ITS IMPACT

Isolation takes a tollNY Times Article
A loneliness crisis is loomingGlobe and Mail
How social isolation impacts a childNo isolation
Impact of social isolation on teens? The Atlantic
How social isolation impacts seniorsSenior advice
We are all coping with challenges Reachout.com
Isolation can take a toll on your bodyHow stuff works.
Health issues arising from isolationLive Science
You are far from aloneIrish Times
The loneliness epidemicIndependent
Social connections drive upward spiral of emotionsScience Daily
How social connectedness is connected to your mental and physical healthDr. Emma Seppala

NEGATIVE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Can social media be getting in our way?Prince Ea
8 ways social media negatively affects mental healthActive beat
Negative impact of social networking sitesLove to know
Why our screens make us less happyAdam Alter

NEGATIVE IMPACT OF NEWS MEDIA

A parents concern about teen social media useHuffington Post article

HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SOCIAL CONNECTION?

How to embrace the JOMO – The Joy of Missing Out. – Whole life challenge
6 Timeless tips to better connectionPositivity Blog
The hidden truth of human connectionDan Foxx