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The History Of Christopher Columbus, Except This Time With The Actual Facts

People often get sensitive when you attack their favorite traditions. Columbus Day became a national holiday 77 years ago after the Knights of Columbus campaigned for it in NYC. It's the only U.S. federal holiday named after a non-American. It's also the only U.S. federal holiday named after a sex-slave trader. (Seriously, look it up.) John Oliver wants to know why Columbus Day is still a thing. So do I. Because of these obvious and glaring facts. And a bunch more. So watch this hilarious video on the subject.

The History Of Christopher Columbus, Except This Time With The Actual Facts

If you want to see more things like this, I'd like Last Week Tonight on Facebook. In the interim, would you mind sharing this?

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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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