Can reading combat loneliness?
Two in five Americans report that they sometimes or always feel their social relationships are not meaningful, and one in five say they feel #lonely or socially isolated. In the US 43% of seniors report feeling lonely on a regular basis. It’s not just the emotional or societal impacts of loneliness that should concern us, loneliness and social isolation can cause physiological health problems. Research suggests that it can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a d