Tag: Social Issues

Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety

Sarah Lowe is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at Yale School of Public Health. Photo courtesy Jeffrey R. Moran Climate change is changing how human beings live on the earth as floods, wildfires and extreme weather change the land and destroy property. Living with climate change […]

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‘Vaccinated, recovered or dead’: Germany gives stark winter warning to its people

Visitors at the Christmas market in Dortmund, western Germany on November 22, 2021. Some of Germany’s federal states have canceled their Christmas markets due to the Covid crisis. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images Germany’s health minister has issued a stark warning to the country’s public, telling citizens that vaccination was the key to […]

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Do AI-powered lending algorithms silently discriminate? This initiative aims to find out

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. Our system of providing credit has a well-documented history of discrimination that in many cases has made financing more expensive, predatory or non-existant, for non-white consumers.  For the past several years, financial technology, or fintech, […]

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Your diet isn’t just making you obese, it could be speeding up cognitive decline

Well, it turns out our toxic modern diet of saturated fats, refined carbs, salt and chemicals may be speeding up our cognitive decline in our senior years, and could even bring on dementia. The good news? It will only affect those it hasn’t already killed through things like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The cheering […]

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Democrats reach a breakthrough deal on drug prices, as spending bill nears the finish line

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is flanked by U.S. Senators’ Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as he faces reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, November 2, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters House and Senate Democrats reached a breakthrough agreement on lowering prescription drug […]

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