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Scientists Explain How The Time You Spend With Your Parents Can Affect Their Longevity

Loneliness has become an epidemic. Some researchers even claim that it is deadlier than obesity[1]. Studies show that lonely people have a 50% higher mortality rate than non-lonely people whereas obese people have an 18% higher mortality rate than non-obese people. Loneliness is a common source of distress, suffering, and impaired quality of life in older persons and is especially detrimental as you age. A study[2] done by the University of Chicago found that loneliness can significantly affect blood pressure, weaken the immune system and lead to a greater risk of depression, heart attack, and strokes….

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Her parents knew coming out can be scary, so they threw her the best party ever.

Coming out is hard. Having supportive parents makes it much easier. <br> After 17-year-old Kinsey came out to her parents, they decided they wanted to do something special for her to show her just how much she means to them. Coming out can be a stressful and daunting task, no matter how easygoing your friends and family might seem. Photo via @kinseyratzman/Instagram, used with permission. Aside from being a teenager who had just come out to her parents, Kinsey also suffers from a debilitating medical condition called gastroparesis, which affects…

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