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Best use of food coloring ever

She knows the way to her legislators' hearts.

Best use of food coloring ever

You might not remember where you were on the morning of Jan. 9, 2014.

But if you were one of the 300,000 people who woke up to find that their shower smelled like cough syrup, I'm going to guess that you remember.

Just outside of Charleston, West Virginia, a tank leaked a chemical pollutant into the Elk River. And suddenly, hundreds of thousands of people couldn't use their water. Officials said not to bathe in it, wash dishes with it, cook with it, or (especially!) drink it.


Some residents were without water for two months.

People were understandably angry. They organized. They lobbied for tighter regulation. They pulled together and made historic progress.

Lori Jo Magana had never lobbied her representatives before. But she's one smart cookie, and she had an idea.

She started baking.

Her sweet touch opened doors.

Legislators were happy to see her (wouldn't you be?) and they listened to her message.


To all the statesmen and stateswomen reading this: Do you want her to lobby you? Check out her Facebook page!

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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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