Why are thirtysomethings lonely? Because society doesnt value friendship | Arwa Mahdawi

Social media has been made the scapegoat for millennials reporting loneliness, but the cultural primacy in adulthood of career and family has much to answer for, writes Arwa Mahdawi Millennials arent just the poorest generation; they are also the loneliest. According to data from YouGov, while digital habits undoubtedly affect mental health, research hasnt provided conclusive answers regarding the relationship between the two. When it comes to loneliness, I have a feeling that the culprit isnt so much technology as the fact that many millennials are in their 30s, which is a natural time for friendship dynamics to change: people start focusing on advancing their careers and building families rather than socialising with pals. It feels as if we are …

When Epstein Was Cosmos Bachelor of the Month

Long before Jeffrey Epstein boasted of his billionaires-only client listDonald Trump, Prince Andrew, and amassing a collection of posh homes in Palm Beach, New York, Paris, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The personals ad, which included a photo of Epstein in a suit, portrayed him as a New York dynamo seeking a cute Texas girl. Financial strategist Jeffrey Epstein, 27, talks only to people who make over a million a year! the listing declared. If youre a cute Texas girl, write this New York dynamo at 55 Water St., 49th floor, N.Y.C. 10041. Its unclear if anyone met Epstein through the Cosmopolitan writeup. Media representatives for the magazine didnt return messages left by The Daily Beast. One month after Epsteins …

Trump, the ‘say anything’ president, closes in on 10,000 false statements

New York (CNN Busienss)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. → Data point: Kessler said “we counted 45 misstatements or falsehoods in his interview with Sean Hannity” the other day… Leading versus misleading I return to this point about the president’s deceptions quite often — and that’s because I believe the lying often times is THE story. Not what he said, but why he chose to mislead instead of lead. Kessler’s team has been checking every one of Trump’s statements since 1/20/2017, and they’ve noticed a rapid rise in falsehoods: “He passed the 5,000 mark in September, so it’s only seven months ago.” This is one of …