There is such stigma around mental health that psychologists say the isolation and social distancing of people with mental health issues is actually making us sicker. And there is an enormous financial cost that is paid when people do not get they treatment they need—resulting in increased costs due to disability and loss of work. Most people who have mental illness do not get treatment at all. Yet, mental illness is not uncommon—with nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffering from some kind of depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Waymo and other tech companies and automakers currently testing out self-driving cars are preparing to play a part in developing cities around the world. Government officials, employers, and residents in these cities hope that self-driving cars will eventually reduce the number of cars on the streets and make them safer with less car crashes.
“Then it’s pandemonium,” says Fernando Freijedo, an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, a research firm. “The humanitarian crisis is already pretty dire … it boggles the mind what could happen next.”
It’s not immediately clear what steps bondholders will take. Argentina went through a vaguely similar default, and its bondholders battled with the government for about 15 years until settling in 2016. Every case is different, though.
Mind The Gap (Sam D.)
Here’s an example of the kinds of things that are now required in order to open a new business. Each element of the design is based on an accumulation of amendments to the code over many decades. Individually it’s impossible to argue against each of the particulars. Do you really want to deprive people in wheelchairs of the basic civil right of public accommodation? Do you really want the place to catch fire and burn? Do you want a barren landscape that’s bereft of vegetation?
The Kremlin has long sought to weaken or divide the European Union, perceiving it as a rival for influence in countries from the former Soviet bloc. And Russia’s main propaganda outlets like Sputnik and Russia Today pushed hard for Brexit.
Big Science – Part Four (Jesper A.)
This is the final and fourth piece of BIG SCIENCE. As Heinberg has pointed out a number of limiting factors are lining up like those three stars of the mages — ecology, followed by energy and last but not least economy — and in that order… Jared Diamond says an elite and an ideology can both hinder the ability to avoid a change. The Norse in Greenland failed to change for both reasons; they were Christian (the colony was destroyed circa 1450) and were not able to take in Inuit ideas, that is Jared´s ideology component. The elite as a brake to positive change was also present he says, in that chieftains had a short-term interest in outjonsing the other cheiftains. Put differently Diamond says an elite can stop change if they have a short-term interest in keeping the business as usual paradigm going. Are we anything like that?
By far the biggest increase was among girls — who were six times more likely than boys to report these or other symptoms of depression.
Twenge says the gender difference in the findings might be because the screen experience for boys — typically playing computer games — is a lot different than it is for girls.
In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans had pushed Earth’s ecosystems to their breaking point and were well on the way to ruining the planet. The letter listed environmental impacts like they were biblical plagues — stratospheric ozone depletion, air and water pollution, the collapse of fisheries and loss of soil productivity, deforestation, species loss and catastrophic global climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
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