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Loneliness Can Be Fatal. Fight Back with These 5 Methods
by LISA FIELDS
So many common changes of circumstance can lead to feeling lonely in your 50s and 60s. Retirement or a layoff. Divorcing after a long marriage. A spouse or close friends passing away. The kids (finally) leaving home for good.
It has been said that reading books is surreal: You stare at marked slices of tree for hours on end, hallucinating vividly. Book lovers, therefore, are a strange bunch. They spend hours by themselves, escaping this world and immersing themselves in another. The variety of their worlds is as limitless as human knowledge. It’s a wonder that any one thing would bring these solitary souls together—until you consider the library.
Wake Up, People: You're Fooling Yourself About Sleep
by SANDEE LAMOTTE
Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health's School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health.
"There's such a link between good sleep and our waking success," said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.