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What’s the deal with Buy Now, Pay Later

This article was originally published by YR Media As the school year draws near, college students across the country are buying furniture, clothes, decorations, books and anything else they may need. But all these purchases add up. And as the pandemic sets many young people back financially, we’re figuring out how to spend our money …

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Instagram draws backlash after introducing ‘Sensitive Content Control’

This article was originally published by YR Media A new Instagram feature allows users to filter out “sensitive content” on certain posts. The social media platform’s Sensitive Content Control setting has three categories for users to filter select posts out of their explore tab: “Limit” (Instagram’s original default setting), “Allow” (users see more “sensitive” content) and “Limit …

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What is currently happening in India?

This article was originally published by YR Media Celebrities like Rihanna and Greta Thunberg have publicly come out in support of Indian farmers. But why? In September 2020, the Indian Parliament passed the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Act with the intention of facilitating a free market. This policy change has been met with backlash from farmers, protests …

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Yes, Compliments make a difference

This article was originally published by YR Media The mental health crisis surrounding COVID-19 has brought depression rates through the roof. In a study from Boston University soon after the pandemic, 27.8 percent of adults reported having symptoms of depression — triple the amount from before coronavirus hit.  One strategy social scientists suggest to boost positivity is …

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KQED Perspective: A tough Thanksgiving

This article was originally published by KQED and YR Media Thanksgiving is here officially kicking off the holiday season. Magic is often in the air. For me, this feeling isn’t just isolated to today or the holidays. I experience this aura year round bonding with my friends at my high school. But not this year. …