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A 15-Year-Old With A Huge Brain And An Even Bigger Heart Blows MIT Away

In a world where the word "genius" gets thrown around to describe taxi-cab apps and online dating algorithms, it’s nice to meet someone who remembers that truly important inventions are about making life better for your community and your world ... not just about finding the most efficient way to get a cheeseburger at 3 a.m.

A 15-Year-Old With A Huge Brain And An Even Bigger Heart Blows MIT Away
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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