Tag: Hunger

Why we hunger for a connection to the wild during quarantine

In the time of quarantine, one woman tells of her children's attachment to a screech owl. Another places a bird feeder outside her elderly mother's bedroom so she can be soothed by sparrows, chickadees and doves. <span class="copyright">(Lisa Kogawa / For The Times)</span>
In the time of quarantine, one woman tells of her children’s attachment to a screech owl. Another places a bird feeder outside her elderly mother’s bedroom so she can be soothed by sparrows, chickadees and doves. (Lisa Kogawa / For The Times)

While growing up, Alan Rabinowitz stuttered so badly that he could barely communicate with other people. For a while he gave up trying. But when he was 5 years old, his father took him to the Bronx Zoo, where he was drawn to a solitary jaguar. After a while, the jaguar moved toward him and sat down. And

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What to Do If COVID-19 Is Giving You ‘Skin Hunger’

Two black women with natural, curly hair, one with her arms around the other
Two black women with natural, curly hair, one with her arms around the other

COVID-19 has changed the way we interact with others. Doctor and therapist visits have moved online. Birthday parties are held over Zoom. Grandparents have taken the plunge into Facetime so families can stay connected. And creative daters have moved their romance online. While all of these activities are crucial to keeping us connected, there’s one thing that can’t be replicated via video — human touch.

If you’re sheltered in place with a partner, family or other people, you may not be missing out on the joys

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