Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to a national survey released Thursday. The research, published by the American Psychological Association, found sharp increases in the number of young adults and adolescents who reported experiencing negative psychological symptoms — specifically in those born in or later, known as iGen. Coincidentally, the greatest spike in symptoms occurred in , around the same time social media bursts onto the scene. Twenge and her team analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , a nationally representative survey that has looked at drug and alcohol use, mental health, and other health-related issues in U. They looked at survey responses from more than , adolescents age 12 to 17 from to , and almost , adults age 18 and over from to The questionnaire did not ask participants if they were diagnosed with depression or another mental condition, but instead asked individuals if they had experienced depressive symptoms in the past year.
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Court ruled that an employment tribunal was right to conclude that drivers using the app qualified as Uber staff. Asian markets mostly rose Monday, rebounding from a sell-off at the end of last week as investors keep tabs on the progress of Joe Biden's new US economic rescue package. However, while vaccinations and long-term optimism about the economic outlook are providing support, sentiment remains weighed by concerns about surging virus infections and a new, more deadly strain. The Federal Reserve will also hold its first meeting under the Biden administration this week, with investors looking for clues about its plans for monetary policy. Hong Kong led the gains, rallying more than two percent, after the government lifted a strict weekend lockdown in one part of the city, while Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, Wellington and Manila also posted healthy gains. Taipei, Singapore and Jakarta all fell. The rollout of inoculations continues to provide support to equities as investors look towards a return to normal life.
Global sea level rise began around the start of the 20th century. This acceleration is due mostly to human-caused global warming , which is driving thermal expansion of seawater and the melting of land-based ice sheets and glaciers. Projecting future sea level is challenging, due to the complexity of many aspects of the climate system. As climate research into past and present sea levels leads to improved computer models , projections have consistently increased. The sea level will not rise uniformly everywhere on Earth, and it will even drop slightly in some locations, such as the Arctic.
Prior to the initiation of economic reforms and trade liberalization nearly 40 years ago, China maintained policies that kept the economy very poor, stagnant, centrally controlled, vastly inefficient, and relatively isolated from the global economy. This in turn has made China a major commercial partner of the United States. China is the largest U.