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If We Go Another 332 Consecutive Months Like This, We Should Really Think About Doing Something

According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, October "is the 332nd consecutive month with an above-average temperature." As in, the last time we had a cooler-than-average month was February 1985. As in, NEVER IN MY LIFE have I experienced a month on this planet that was cooler than the historical average, and the last 27 years have looked something like this:

If We Go Another 332 Consecutive Months Like This, We Should Really Think About Doing Something
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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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