Heroes

No, You're Not Seeing Things. A World Leader 'Just Got Served' ... By Leo DiCaprio.

When you're a movie star like Leo DiCaprio, you get to choose where and with whom you're going to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of a movie set, he did it in on a beach with a First Nations community. Instead of nominating his famous friends, he challenged some petroleum dudes and the prime minister of Canada. First Nations communities have been trying to stop the tar sands and the poisoning of their water. I wonder if Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, will take the Ice Bucket Challenge using *that* water?

No, You're Not Seeing Things. A World Leader 'Just Got Served' ... By Leo DiCaprio.
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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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