Tag: Stress

Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy

In cities around the world, temperatures could rise by more than 4℃ by 2100 under a high-emissions climate change scenario, suggests research published this week in Nature Climate Change. It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement, released…

Exhausted by 2020? Here are 5 ways to recover and feel more rested throughout 2021

For most of us, 2020 was an exhausting year. The COVID-19 pandemic heralded draining physical health concerns, social isolation, job dislocation, uncertainty about the future and related mental health issues. Although some of us have enjoyed changes such as less…

‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

15 Golden Pieces Of Advice People Got From Their Therapists This Year

One of the overwhelming benefits of seeing a mental health professional is being able to glean a new perspective on stressful situations and issues that are affecting your life. Whether you’re in therapy to learn how to better cope with…

Trump turns on Pence, Meadows and McConnell in desperate final days

President Trump, in his final days, is turning bitterly on virtually every person around him, griping about anyone who refuses to indulge conspiracy theories or hopeless bids to overturn the election, several top officials tell Axios. The latest: Targets of…

Canada finally has a climate plan that will let it meet its carbon targets by 2030

I’ve studied Canadian climate policy debates for three decades. Over that time, by my count, there has been seven national climate targets and nine climate plans. None has been credible — with the exception of the plan released last week…

Our research shows more Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Australians receiving unemployment payments are often negatively portrayed as a relatively small group of people with personal or behavioural problems that stop them from getting a job. The unparalleled growth in unemployment during COVID-19 has opened up significant space to…

The Venus of Willendorf and Other Voluptuous Ancient Figures May Have Been ‘Ideological Tools’ to Shape Body-Image Norms

Europe’s prehistoric Venus figurines, dating from the Upper Paleolithic, are one of the world’s oldest art forms. With their voluptuous female figures carved from stone, ivory, horn, or clay, the sculptures have long been thought to have served as fertility totems.…

Eliminating most homelessness is achievable. It starts with prevention and ‘housing first’

The stereotype of a homeless person – those living in tents or sleeping in parks or doorways – is just the visible tip of the much larger crisis of homelessness in Australia. For every one of about 8,000 “rough sleepers”…

New finding: boosting JobSeeker wouldn’t keep Australians away from paid work

Incentives, the Freakonomics author Steven Levitt once quipped, are the “cornerstone of modern life”. To this I would add: only if the incentive is big enough. In Australia at present there is considerable support for increasing the JobSeeker unemployment payment…

One-fifth of ecosystems in danger of collapse – here’s what that might look like

One in five countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing, threatening more than half of global GDP (US$42 trillion, or £32 trillion), according to recent research. This scary sounding statistic raises all sorts of questions. What does “ecosystem collapse”…

Threatened Species Rely On Ecotourism To Survive. So What Happens When The Tourists Stop Coming?

Most years, the Beaufort Sea is freezing over by November and a busy season of polar bear viewing is winding down in the Arctic. As the ice takes hold, the flow of tourists slows to a trickle in the Inupiaq…