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The rise of rage in social media politics, in one chart – Vox

July 19, 2018

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/18/17588120/trump-politics-anger-facebook-pew

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Drugs alone won’t fix our epidemic of depression

July 19, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/commentisfree/2018/jul/19/drugs-alone-wont-fix-our-epidemic-of-depression

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Federal Reserve chair calls decline in workers’ share of profits ‘very troubling’

July 18, 2018

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http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-federal-reserve-powell-20180717-story.html

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Brooks: The Quiet Death of Racial Progress

July 13, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/racism-progress-income-equality.html?partner=rss&emc=rss How can we stop backsliding toward inequality?

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Who Killed the Center-Left?

July 6, 2018

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http://freebeacon.com/columns/killed-center-left/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=politics-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20180706&silverid=NDc0NDU0MTA4NDA5S0

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Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

July 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/health/self-harm-teenagers-cdc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.

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Busting 3 common myths about homelessness

July 5, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/busting-3-common-myths-about-homelessness-93035

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**Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it | George Monbiot

July 3, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predictedIt felt as disorienting as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still possess an eerie capacity to recall facts […]

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3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters

July 2, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/3-reasons-why-the-us-is-vulnerable-to-big-disasters-97592

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The Disney-Fox Deal Sails Through, a Bit Too Easily

July 2, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/opinion/disney-fox-deal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss It’s hard to believe that politics played no part.

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Nonfiction: America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track.

July 2, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/books/review/steven-brill-tailspin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss In “Tailspin,” Brill looks at many problems plaguing the country, and the people who are offering solutions.

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**One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note.

July 1, 2018

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One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note. https://nyti.ms/2IBQCgq

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NYTimes: California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding.

July 1, 2018

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California, of All Places, Has Banned Soda Taxes. How a New Industry Strategy Is Succeeding. https://nyti.ms/2IyTudN

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NYT: The Millennial Socialists Are Coming

June 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/opinion/democratic-socialists-progressive-democratic-party-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Part of the blue wave is red.

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As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks

June 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-democratic-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The looming battle over the Supreme Court opening highlights the fissure between establishment Democrats and activists pressing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

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Doctors: Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?

June 28, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/well/is-it-getting-harder-to-care-for-poor-patients.html?partner=rss&emc=rss We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors.

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America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

June 28, 2018

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America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own https://nyti.ms/2IyxHTt

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White Supremacists’ Use of Campus Propaganda Is Soaring, Report Finds

June 28, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/us/white-supremacist-groups-adl.html?partner=rss&emc=rss There were 292 reported cases of racist or otherwise bigoted fliers and posters at colleges in nine months, the Anti-Defamation League found.

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Why is suicide on the rise in the US – but falling in most of Europe?

June 28, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/why-is-suicide-on-the-rise-in-the-us-but-falling-in-most-of-europe-98366

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New data shows US hate crimes continued to rise in 2017

June 26, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/new-data-shows-us-hate-crimes-continued-to-rise-in-2017-97989

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A new world is dawning, and the US will no longer lead it

June 26, 2018

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http://theconversation.com/a-new-world-is-dawning-and-the-us-will-no-longer-lead-it-98362

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Police Killings Have Harmed Mental Health in Black Communities, Study Finds

June 21, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/police-shootings-black-mental-health.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Killings of unarmed blacks were associated with measurable emotional distress among other African-Americans, researchers reported.

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

June 20, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/white-minority-population.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The pattern first started more than a decade ago. But lagging fertility rates and rising white mortality rates have sped demographic change.

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Poor Americans’ Mental Health Is Getting Worse – The Atlantic

June 19, 2018

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https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/06/poor-americans-really-are-in-despair/563105/

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Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

June 19, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/well/prescription-drugs-depression-suicide.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.

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To survive our high-speed society, cultivate ‘temporal bandwidth’ | Alan Jacobs

June 16, 2018

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/16/temporal-bandwith-social-media-alan-jacobs Our era of relentless social media and soundbites has caused us to lose sight of the past, and future It is hard to imagine a time more completely presentist than our own, more tethered to the immediate; and is hard to imagine a person more exemplary of our presentism than the current president of […]

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NYTimes: Why Aren’t More Men Working?

June 16, 2018

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Why Aren’t More Men Working? https://nyti.ms/2MxmNkm

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Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow

June 16, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/health/youth-risk-depression-suicide-opioids.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The C.D.C.’s biannual survey of U.S. high school students also showed increases in bullying and declines in condom use.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Suicide Rates Are Rising. What Should We Do About It?

June 11, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/opinion/suicide-rates-increase-anthony-bourdain-kate-spade.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Last year the National Institutes of Health spent more money researching dietary supplements than it did suicide and suicide prevention.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Our Hackable Political Future

February 5, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/opinion/hacking-politics-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

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Our Hackable Political Future

February 4, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/opinion/hacking-politics-future.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Imagine the day when operatives can create fake video of their enemies. That day is here.

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Economic Scene: Is the Populist Revolt Over? Not if Robots Have Their Way

January 31, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/business/economy/populist-politics-globalization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave.

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Economic Scene: After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics

January 30, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/business/economy/populist-politics-globalization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave.

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Doomsday Clock Is Set at 2 Minutes to Midnight, Closest Since 1950s

January 25, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/world/americas/doomsday-clock-nuclear-scientists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The “clock,” kept by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is a symbolic measurement of scientists’ concerns about disaster.

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Op-Ed Columnist: How Democracies Perish

January 12, 2018

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/how-democracies-perish.html?partner=rss&emc=rss A new book is a challenge to those who want to revive the liberal democratic order.

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White voters are moving to the South — and making it more Democratic

January 2, 2018

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/01/02/white-voters-are-moving-to-the-south-and-making-it-more-democratic/ Boosts in black turnout are affecting election results. But so is white migration.

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Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

December 30, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/dining/raw-water-unfiltered.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Driven by misgivings about how tap water is treated, start-ups are turning to springs and the air for purer sources — and drawing an elite audience.

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Americans are dying younger than people in other rich nations

December 27, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/27/americans-are-dying-younger-than-people-in-other-rich-nations/ Violence and the mess that is the United States’ healthcare system and social safety net contribute to a declining life expectancy.

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Global Health: Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

December 27, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/health/measles-deaths-vaccination.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Thanks to vaccines, the disease — which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year — now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported.

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Fueled by drug crisis, U.S. life expectancy declines for a second straight year

December 21, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fueled-by-drug-crisis-us-life-expectancy-declines-for-a-second-straight-year/2017/12/20/2e3f8dea-e596-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html The United States had not seen two years of declining life expectancy since 1962 and 1963, when influenza caused an inordinate number of deaths.

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In more than half of states, education spending dropped from 2008 to 2015

December 3, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/in-more-than-half-of-states-education-spending-dropped-from-2008-to-2015/2017/12/03/1cfeb7a0-d6fe-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html The decline was more than 20 percent in some states.

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How Social Media Is Leveling the Playing Field Between Governments, Militants, and Ordinary People

November 25, 2017

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https://theintercept.com/2017/11/25/information-warfare-social-media-book-review-gaza/ Decades before smartphones, the internet, and social media, the philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who worked on media theory, predicted a future world war fought using information. While World War I and World War II were waged using armies and mobilized economies, “World War III [will be] a guerrilla information war with no division between military […]

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The difference between night and day is disappearing, scientists warn

November 23, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/22/the-difference-between-night-and-day-is-disappearing-scientists-warn/ We’re lighting up the Earth at night, and we have no idea what it’s doing to us.

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Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

November 17, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/health/soda-pop-sugary-drinks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.

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Personal Health: The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

November 13, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/well/eat/the-growing-toll-of-our-ever-expanding-waistlines.html?partner=rss&emc=rss As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

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Gallup study confirms that 2017 really is worse than 2016

November 11, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/10/gallup-study-confirms-that-2017-really-is-worse-than-2016/ The drop in well-being is largest among women, minorities, Democrats and low-income Americans.

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Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.

October 1, 2017

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/health/chlamydia-syphilis-gonorrhea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found.

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Several Once-Abundant Species Listed as Endangered by IUCN

September 21, 2017

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/YaleEnvironment360/~3/9Kk-WQZc9dw/several-once-abundant-species-listed-as-endangered-by-iucn Six of the most abundant species of ash trees in North America are on the brink of extinction, decimated by an invasive beetle, the emerald ash borer, according to the latest update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Also added to the list are five African […]

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Half of Canada’s monitored wildlife is in decline, major study finds

September 17, 2017

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/15/canada-wildlife-study-decline-living-planet-report New report paints a bleak picture for wildlife in a country that is home to a quarter of the Earth’s wetlands, 8,500 rivers and more than 2 million lakes. A new analysis looking at the long term trends of more than 900 species of wildlife in Canada has found that half of them have […]

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Mortality rates are rising for colon cancer — but only for white Americans

August 8, 2017

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/08/08/mortality-rates-are-rising-for-colon-cancer-but-only-for-white-americans/ Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society says there appears to be a “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence” of colorectal cancer among white men and women.

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