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You Know It's Bad, But You Do It Anyway. Let These People Tell You Why You Should Stop. Immediately.

I know what you're gonna say: "I've heard this message a million times. It's on every billboard and public service announcement everywhere, all the time." Know what I say to that? "Yeah, but have you actually heard the message? Uh, are you still doing it anyway?" Maybe you won't after you see this. I'm totally willing to be redundant if it makes a difference. So there. (Oh, quit rolling your eyes and just click Play. Also, maybe get a tissue handy.)

You Know It's Bad, But You Do It Anyway. Let These People Tell You Why You Should Stop. Immediately.
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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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