It's perfectly normal to feel sad every now and then. But what if that sadness seems to extend for days, or even weeks or months? You might have depression. These feelings are being exacerbated even more given the current COVID-19 fears and uncertainty about the near future.
It has now been more than 100 years since the “Spanish Influenza,” and more than a decade since the H1N1 outbreak. With nearly 500,000 cases of the new coronavirus, Covid-19, having been confirmed worldwide, the WHO on March 11 declared the outbreak to be a pandemic.
US prosecutors have charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his closest allies with drug trafficking and corruption, cementing the embattled nation’s reputation as a mafia state.
In March of last year, Alba Luz Maldonado Paz left her Honduras town in search of a better life. The 36-year-old woman said she left her country due to a lack of economic opportunities and physical danger. She was terrified, she explains, when members of an international criminal gang, La Mara 18, threatened to kill her.
Bogotá is a portentous and unruly city, a beast of numerous maverick heads slumping in the core of Colombia, serving as the country’s heart, brains—and if the air were less polluted, its lungs, too—thumping arrhythmically to the beat of inequality.
As Donald Trump just celebrated a military style July Forth holiday filled with war tanks and missile launchers, his administration is back to work neglecting safe haven for those most vulnerable and in search of the very freedom and liberty the United States was “once” known for.
Thousands of women march in Buenos Aires, calling for economic security and access to abortion. When Cecilia Palmeiro began organizing "Ni Una Menos" (not one less), a campaign against femicide in Argentina, in 2015, she wondered what power a women's strike could have.
It might seem unusual that someone who researches how canines acquire knowledge based on information gathered from their surroundings would teach college students how to be happy. And yet, in her course Psychology and the Good Life, which attracted roughly one-quarter of the student body at Yale University last spring and became a global sensation, Laurie Santos applied her research on canine cognition directly to humans.
In July of 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began notifying recipients of federal sexual education funding through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) that their five-year grants would end two years early, in 2018. Then, in August of last year, the Department issued a statement indicating plans to scrap the Program.