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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness This Thanksgiving

If you find that you are far from your family and close friends this Thanksgiving, you might be feeling lonely and sad. It's easy to get mired down in that feeling since we seem to be bombarded with i…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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The Number One Reason Elders Should Be Online

A few hours online could reduce an older adult's chances of succumbing to the twin plagues of loneliness and depression by more than 30 percent, says a recent analysis published in the Journal of Gero…

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How Losing Your Hearing Can Change Your Personality

Do we ever reach an age where our personality remains set in stone, regardless of outside influences? A new study from the University of Gothenburg says no. In fact, hearing loss—a common condition…

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Is Emotional Isolation Destroying Your Relationship?

By Pegi Burdick for YourTango.com. People often confuse loneliness with isolation. When pressed, most people struggle with the difference and end up asking me to explain. There are three levels of …

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A Simple Way to Lift Your Spirits When You Feel Low

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," sang John Lennon. And when something beyond your control pulls you down, or someone hurts you, it is hard not to feel lonely and low…

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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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The Shocking Reason More Seniors Are Going to the Doctor

Every day, three out of four doctors in the United Kingdom (UK) see at least one older patient due to a single, surprising complaint: loneliness. Researchers from the Campaign to End Loneliness, a …

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Opening Our Eyes to the Unloved

"We must love one another or die." -W. H. Auden   A near tragedy was averted by love this week in a Georgia elementary school when the school's bookkeeper was able to connect with love to …

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