People will continue to judge based on assumptions and notions of high-risk behavior

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Humans need a balanced social diet of a few meaningful conversations and many casual interactions

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As restrictions ease and stimulation returns, your capacity will bounce back

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Take this time to figure out who you are and what you want — then prioritize

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We confide in strangers more often than we realize

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Ease yourself back into social life with low-stakes conversations

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Our circles have shrunk but not permanently

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“Sorry to cancel at the last minute!” is a comforting relic of old times

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The people who filled the background of your life are worth missing

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It’s easier than you think, and it’s never been more important

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Allie Volpe

Writes about lifestyle, trends, and pop psychology for The Atlantic, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Washington Post, and more.

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