Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness – The New York Times

  BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. “Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. “No one, I…” And with that, Beryl’s cheer turned to despair. Her voice began […]

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness – The New York Times

  BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. “Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. “No one, I…” And with that, Beryl’s cheer turned to despair. Her voice began […]

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness – The New York Times

  BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. “Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. “No one, I…” And with that, Beryl’s cheer turned to despair. Her voice began […]

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

BLACKPOOL, England — The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. “Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?” asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. “No one, I…” And with that, Beryl’s cheer turned to despair. Her voice began to […]

Blood donors in Sweden get a text message whenever their blood saves someone’s life

With blood donation rates in decline all over the developed world, Sweden’s blood service is enlisting new technology to help push back against shortages. One new initiative, where donors are sent automatic text messages telling them when their blood has actually been used, has caught the public eye. People who donate initially receive a ‘thank […]

Next Government urged to put design at the heart-of decision-making

A cross-party group of leading parliamentarians is calling on the next government to put design at the heart of the UK’s political, economic and education systems to ensure “the opportunities of the future are fully realised”. The call comes in new publication Thinking, Making, Testing: A Manifesto for design, which is being released by the […]