You Know That R.E.M. Song, ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It’? Ahem.

It’s not hyperbole to talk about having the end of the world at our fingertips. It’s right here, folks. If we thought Hiroshima and Nagasaki were huge and horrifying, imagine what it would be like if we detonated something on a country like the world has never seen. Something 1,000x as powerful as the ones we detonated on Japan. Because that is the size of the last bomb the USA tested. Yay, us?

You Know That R.E.M. Song, ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It’? Ahem.

To put it into even better perspective, I've zoomed it out for you here:

It's worth noting the largest ever detonated was called Tsar Bomba, by the Soviet Union, which was 50,000 kilotons, or 3x the power of Castle Bravo.

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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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