1. Loneliness among the elderly
The problem: More than a quarter of people over 65 who live alone are lonely.
Homer says: "Old people don't need companionship."
2. Being a man
The problem: There is a "crisis in modern masculinity", with men failing to cope with personal and professional pressures.
Homer says: "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
3. Coping with pressure
The problem: Research found that four in five 18 to 34-year-old men put on a brave face when they are anxious. Repressing those feelings won't help anyone.
Homer says: "Just squeeze your rage up into a bitter little ball and release it at an appropriate time, like that day I hit the referee with the whisky bottle."
4. Young people
The problem: A controversial one, this, but there is no denying that many young people feel that the future they wanted has been prevented by older generations.
Homer says: "I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now."
The problem: Hate crimes against ethnic minorities in the UK leapt by more than 40 per cent in the month following the EU referendum.
Homer says: "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."
The problem: We are so far beyond telling the truth in politics that Oxford Dictionaries has announced a joint US-UK word of the year: "post-truth".
Homer says: "People can come up with statistics to prove anything. Fourteen per cent of all people know that."
7. Working life
The problem: It was warned last year that a slump in productivity over the summer months could cost the private sector £8bn each year. The price of laziness is not to be sniffed at.
Homer says: "Lisa, if you don't like your job don't strike. Just go in every day and do it really half-assed."
The problem: Piling pressure on children can be both debilitating and damaging.
Homer says: "OK, son. Just remember to have fun out there today. And if you lose, I'll kill you."
The problem: Figures released earlier this month showed that women do 60 per cent more unpaid household work than men. Women still spend twice as much time in the kitchen as men, and around two hours more per week on laundry.
Homer says: "Marge, I'm going to miss you so much. And it's not just the sex. It's also the food preparation."