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  • TikTok Fangirls Are Making Teens Instant Stars

    A girl sits alone on an ugly couch, stroking a plastic fish and mouthing the words to Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo.” Her eyes are bloodshot. She puts on sunglasses to cover them up, just as Derulo says he does in the song. This video, uploaded…
  • Feeling Anxious and Depressed? That’s the Echo of COVID-19

    It’s official: COVID-19 has left us sick with worry and increasingly despondent, and our youngest adults—ages 18 to 29—are feeling it the most. California provides a snapshot of what much of the nation is experiencing. Weekly surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau from late…
  • Pain and Depression Are Closely Associated

    Pain and depression can create a cyclical experience that is difficult to escape. Many studies have confirmed that pain and depression are closely related. It is known that pain can cause depression, and depression can cause pain. In some people, pain and depression can even…
  • Exercise ‘Fundamental’ for Healing of Mental Illness

    Thinking about skipping your workout because of a flat mood? If you’re upset, depressed, or anxious, a recent study indicates that’s when you need exercise the most. It’s so effective for mental health, it may even speed healing for psychiatric patients. Those findings were revealed…
  • Singapore’s migrants still captive to Covid-19

    SINGAPORE – Passing their days within a ringfence, Singapore’s foreign workers have spent the past four months coping with fears of contracting Covid-19 and the associated dread of being quarantined in perpetuity. Confined to the cramped living conditions of their dormitories, signs abound that the…