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Teachers Experienced More Anxiety Than Healthcare and Other Workers During the Pandemic
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Teachers Experienced More Anxiety Than Healthcare and Other Workers During the Pandemic

Teachers experienced significantly more anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic than healthcare, office, and other workers, according to new research released today. Those teaching remotely reported substantially higher rates of depression and feelings of isolation than those teaching in person. The study, published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, was conducted by Joseph M....

Word Choice and Media Exposure Affected Anti-Asian Boycotts During the Pandemic
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Word Choice and Media Exposure Affected Anti-Asian Boycotts During the Pandemic

During 2020, the use of terms like the “China virus” by public officials and in the media negatively connected COVID-19 to China, where the virus originated, causing a detrimental impact. New research from scholars of the hospitality industry at Penn State and the University of Houston found that this type of virus naming contributed to...

To Reduce Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System, Government Should Explore Ways to Reduce Police Stops, Detention, and Long Sentences
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To Reduce Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System, Government Should Explore Ways to Reduce Police Stops, Detention, and Long Sentences

To reduce racial inequality in the U.S. criminal justice system, local, state, and federal government should explore ways to reduce police stops and searches, jail detention, prison admission, and long sentences, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report recommends governments explore coordinated policy reforms across each stage of the...

Feeling Lonely? What We Want from Our Relationships Can Change with Age
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Feeling Lonely? What We Want from Our Relationships Can Change with Age

Not everyone’s holiday plans resemble a Hallmark card. If the “most wonderful time of the year” isn’t your reality, you’re not alone. You might have an idea of a festive picture-perfect holiday season, but what actually transpires doesn’t always measure up. And that’s where loneliness comes from, says King’s College London graduate student Samia Akhter-Khan, first...

Study Shows the Power of ‘Thank You’ for Couples
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Study Shows the Power of ‘Thank You’ for Couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives. New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be a powerful tool for couples as well, increasing relationship satisfaction and commitment while protecting couples from the corrosive...

Droughts, Rising Seas Put Cuba’s Agriculture Under Threat
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Droughts, Rising Seas Put Cuba’s Agriculture Under Threat

Yordán Díaz Gonzales pulled weeds from his fields with a tractor until Cuba’s summer rainy season turned them into foot-deep red mud. Now it takes five farmhands to tend to Díaz’s crop. That shrinks Diaz’s profit margin and lowers Cuba‘s agricultural productivity, already burdened by a U.S. embargo and an unproductive state-controlled economy. Like the...

Massive Turnout in Defense of Mexico’s Electoral Authority
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Massive Turnout in Defense of Mexico’s Electoral Authority

Tens of thousands of people packed the Mexican capital’s main boulevard Sunday to protest President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s proposal to overhaul the country’s electoral authority in the largest demonstration against one of the president’s efforts during his nearly four years in office. The massive turnout was a strong rebuke of the president’s assertion that...

Mexico Depicts Philadelphia Street Scenes in Anti-Drug Ads
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Mexico Depicts Philadelphia Street Scenes in Anti-Drug Ads

The Mexican government is using video of homeless people and open-air drug users in Philadelphia’s embattled Kensington neighborhood in a national ad campaign to try to scare young people away from drugs. The spots never identify the city or neighborhood shown. But just how or why the Mexican government decided to use street scenes from...

What Is Mastodon? a Social Media Expert Explains How the ‘Federated’ Network Works and Why It Won’t Be a New Twitter
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What Is Mastodon? A Social Media Expert Explains How the ‘Federated’ Network Works and Why It Won’t Be a New Twitter

In the wake of Elon Musk’s noisy takeover of Twitter, people have been looking for alternatives to the increasingly toxic microblogging social media platform. Many of those fleeing or hedging their bets have turned to Mastodon, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of new users since Twitter’s acquisition. Like Twitter, Mastodon allows users to post,...