People are drinking more due to the stress and isolation caused by Coronavirus. Almost half (48%) report drinking more alcohol, and many cannabis users also report smoking for.
The Cities and Memories website has collected field recordings from around the world for the past five years and this week launched a new campaign to build a global crowd sourced sound map, which shows how our aural lives are shifting as lockdown affects the world and urban environments evolve.
For some, lockdown and quarantine measures have led to heightened levels of stress and anxiety. A novel way to respond is through meditation and wellbeing apps: for instance, the app Headspace is giving away free subscriptions to healthcare workers.
Simplicity is increasingly a luxury. The success of Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ demonstrates the stress consumerist culture can create; Black Friday and January sales offer cheap dopamine
One of the biggest challenges we now face is the ‘loss’ of the future. Across Global Trends 2020, we see most countries expect the next generation to be poorer than they are. The 2017 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
In a world that is more digitally connected than ever, nearly half of people globally feel lonely, and are struggling in ways that should concern us all. Many say they are overwhelmed by life’s choices, and they are