Consciously Curated: Dying Alone, What Parents Read, Careless Whispers, Coming Back and Funky Grandma

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Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

NY Times: Social Isolation is Killing Us

Social isolation is a growing epidemic — one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.

Washington Post: Parenting’s Most Read of 2016

All are interesting. And the best thing is I see confirmation of a trend that I noticed this year: Pieces that had to do with teaching kids kindness, empathy and the importance thereof continue to be our best read, most shared, least trolled. 

All Pro Dad: How to Talk to A Woman Who’s Not Your Wife

When you communicate with other women, are you potentially being foolish or are you being a good husband? Allow me to share some advice I’ve had to learn the hard way about communicating with women other than my wife. Here are 3 Don’ts and 3 Do’s for communicating with women other than your wife.

Fi360News: Eric Scott’s Road to Redemption

“Eric is an up and coming talent in this profession,” said Karl Dorrell former UCLA football coach. “He has a great sense of evaluating talent and developing skill players to reach their potential.”

WAMU: Granny Gets Down

“Sundays aren’t usually great bar nights. But on this night and every Sunday, the Showtime bar in Northwest has a special draw. And it’s not the $3 cans of Natty Boh. It’s Granny.

Granny is Alice Donahue, the 82-year-old keyboard player with Granny’s Ball of Odds. Or Granny and the Boys as they’re called at the bar. They’re a funk fusion band that plays every Sunday at Showtime.”

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