The recession has been a boon for the mental health industry: the use of psych services doubled in the first four months of this year. ( Psych Central )
Mommy vice? One in three moms surveyed this spring said they have turned to a vice such as overeating, drinking, drugs and/or gambling to cope with the stress. ( CNBC )
Broadway theaters aren’t seeing audience declines as a result of the recession , and historically New York’s theater row has been virtually impervious to economic declines. ( Reuters )
Recently released data from the Mexican census show that emigration from Mexico to other countries has declined by 25 percent as a result of a lack of jobs in the U.S. ( New York Times )
Drug makers are expanding programs to help people afford medicines amid the prolonged recession. ( Wall Street Journal )
There is a new spate of angry advertising campaigns that seek to channel the outrage, frustration and fear felt by consumers hit hard by the recession. ( New York Times )
Baby boomers have been the biggest losers in the stock markets , according to new data. Many say they are now worried about the future. ( Forbes )
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