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How to Prevent and Reduce Loneliness After Age 50

People tend to perceive aging as a slow, miserable decline into decrepitude and loneliness; the friends and family you grew up with getting ill and dying, one by one. But new research from Brunel Univ…

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How Loneliness Makes Us Sick

Obesity may be touted as America’s most pressing health crisis, but loneliness is twice as deadly as carrying around excess weight, according to prominent University of Chicago psychologist, John Caci…

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Being Friendless Is More Dangerous Than Being Fat

As I've gotten older, two things have become clear: it's harder to make friends, and it's harder to stay in shape. What's surprising is that both can be hazardous to your health. When you're in hig…

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