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If You Feel Like Congress Doesn't Care About People Like You, Here's A Chart That May Explain Why

The 113th Congress is the most diverse ever ... and it's still overwhelmingly white and male. Women and people of color can run for office, but they have a hard time getting elected. What will it take to make our government reflect our people?

If You Feel Like Congress Doesn't Care About People Like You, Here's A Chart That May Explain Why
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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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