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Loneliness and Suicide

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Between 1999 and 2010 the suicide rate for middle aged men in the U.S, rose nearly 50 percent. And the breakdown of community (marriages, churches, etc.) is playing a role. Apart from other sources of meaning, many people come to think of their self-worth in terms of their net-worth. More in the New York TimesLoneliness and Suicide.

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Millennial Searchers

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Emily Esfahani Smith and Jennifer L. Aaker write for The New York Times about how members of the millennial generation are less interested in making money and more interested in living meaningful lives, lives that have purpose, value, and a positive impact on others. “By focusing on making a positive difference in the lives of others, rather than on more materialistic markers of success, they are setting themselves up for the meaningful life they yearn to have.” Read the entire story here: Millennial Searchers

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