If you find yourself taking a lot of long hot showers, you might want to consider getting out of the house more. A new study from Yale University has found that people who linger in the shower or bath are more likely to be lonely than people who take short, colder showers. The scientists believe that when people feel isolated they take hot showers as a form of self-therapy, or self-soothing. The researchers found that hot showers do take the edge off of a cold social life for a little while, but it’s no long-term substitute for the real thing!