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Only 15 Out Of The 566 Nobel Prize Recipients Have Been Women, And Other Terrible Facts

According to Alfred Nobel, the Nobel prizes are to be awarded "to men and women who have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind." Seems beautifully simple and inclusive, right? Well, starting at 2:13, Joe Hanson explains what it actually takes to win a Nobel Prize. Besides the unfortunately obvious point at 2:59, my jaw literally dropped at 5:34.

Only 15 Out Of The 566 Nobel Prize Recipients Have Been Women, And Other Terrible Facts
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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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