Happiness is contagious, but loneliness is catching as well. A study by John Cacioppo, a University of Chicago psychologist, says recent research shows that “when you feel lonely, you are more likely to interact with others negatively” which simply increases your sense of loneliness. Lonely people tend to drive a wedge between them and their friends, the most likely solution to their loneliness, and consequently often spiral downward into depression. The solution is to take personal charge of our feelings and no longer allow outside influences to control how we feel. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess.