The Miserable Catch 22 of Mental Illness

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There’s a catch-22 element to the problem. I feel unable to do what I’m supposed to in my life because of anxiety and depression, and I’m anxious and depressed about what I have to do in my life. I’m panicked about making a mistake, so I become paralyzed with fear and make lots of mistakes. … Read moreThe Miserable Catch 22 of Mental Illness

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Vehicles that use more gasoline are worse for climate change

As Americans drive more miles, they’re increasingly doing so in bigger cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, favoring the bulkier machines over small cars, hybrids and electric vehicles.

So far this year, about 75 percent of the people who have traded in a hybrid or electric car to a dealer have replaced it with an all-gas car, according to car shopping and research site Edmunds.com. That’s up from just 18 percent of trade-ins in 2015. Those all-gas cars, pickups and SUVs account for about 16.2 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions produced in the U.S., the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute estimated.

Buying a more fuel-efficient car is among the single most effective actions Americans can take to help fight climate change…

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Thousands of Americans to stage anti-bigotry rally

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Rally sponsors include more than 20 organisations representing the three monotheistic regions, as well as the Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, and Bahai communities.

The initiative comes at a time when anti-Muslim sentiment is high, in part driven by the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has called for the banning of foreign Muslims from the United States.

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