Stress is an epidemic in our country....
- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, quoted in ANA MARIE COX, Vivek Murthy Thinks We Need to Learn How to Deal With Stress, NYT, DEC. 28, 2016

Violence, bitter partisanship, an uncertain future. These are dark times.

In fact, humanity just had its gloomiest year in more than a decade, according to a new survey of the emotional lives of more than 154,000 people around the world.

More people reported negative experiences, defined as worry, stress, physical pain, anger or sadness, than at any point since 2005, when Gallup, the analytics and consulting company, introduced the survey.

“This is the first time that we’ve seen a really significant uptick in negative emotions,” said Julie Ray, the chief writer and editor of the report and survey, known as the Gallup World Poll. “It’s as high as we’ve ever measured it.” ...

- Niraj Chokshi, It’s Not Just You: 2017 Was Rough for Humanity, Study Finds, NYT, Sept. 12, 2018

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