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EVGENIA ARBUGAEVA FOR TIME

Look up the definition of “thick skin” and you’ll find Greta, the activist who started with a one-person “School Strike for Climate” outside parliament in her native Sweden and within a year was leading a global youth movement. At 16 years old, she spent two weeks traveling by boat across the Atlantic Ocean to New York to raise awareness about climate change and in no uncertain terms demand that the so-called adults in charge start taking the issue seriously.

But her intrepidness and admirable sense of purpose didn’t just earn her a speaking slot at the United Nations, an appearance on The Daily Show, a meeting with Barack Obama, and ultimately the cover of TIME as the magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. She also became a lightning rod for controversy and a target for online bullying by people who just

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How To Organize Your Finances as a Young Adult

How To Organize Your Finances as a Young Adult

Whether you’re still a student or getting ready to enter your career field—or both—there’s no denying that younger generations are at a financial disadvantage. More and more young people are entering adulthood with lots of debt and low incomes. While this is certainly a setback, it doesn’t have to ruin your entire financial situation. With the right tools and planning, you can make sense of your finances and set yourself up for a profitable future. To help you along the way, here are just a few top tips on how to organize your finances as a young adult.

Find a Budgeting Format for You

There are countless ways to build and organize your budget. You can find online tools like apps or software that will help you manage your income and spending. Alternatively, take the old-fashioned route and record your monthly budget on a spreadsheet. A regular planner or journal

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why some young US voters have given up hope on climate

When Siddharth Namachivayam casts a ballot in Colorado this fall, he’ll forego Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whom he sees as just a “Band-Aid,” and instead support the longshot Green party candidate focused on climate action.

“I guess, yeah, it’d be marginally better if Biden was president, but I don’t think Biden being president is more important than the Green party growing in the next couple of years,” Namachivayam says.

If we continue on our current track, he predicts food shortages, global economic instability, refugee crises, populist reactionary movements: all the forces that are already plaguing humanity, intensified. He has little confidence that the world will do what’s necessary to curtail the climate crisis, and he wrestles with the sheer scale of what needs to happen – such as disrupting the entrenched economic interests that run counter to disaster prevention.

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“When I think about things like that, I’m just

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‘Certified Young Person’ Paul Rudd Drops ‘Real Talk’ On Wearing Masks

How do you do, fellow kids? Actor and “certified young person” Paul Rudd thinks it would be totally beast if you and your dank squad could wear a mask.

The ageless (51-year-old) “Ant-Man” star pretended to be 26 in a PSA for young people that was so intentionally cringeworthy it was actually kinda great. 

He teamed up with online magazine First We Feast and the state of New York for the meme and internet slang-filled missive to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“A few days ago, I was talking on the iPhone with my homie, Governor Cuomo, and he’s just going off about how us millennials need to wear masks because, get this, apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials,” Rudd says, wearing a yellow hoodie and New York cap. 

“So fam, let’s real talk. Masks? They’re totally beast,” he says at another point, reminding viewers

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Lee Launching Dual-gender Collection Targeted to Young Customer

Lee is targeting a young consumer by mining its rich history to create a dual-gender capsule collection that will launch today on its e-commerce site and at Amazon.

The collection, which is intended to appeal to customers aged 18 to 30, offers replicas of some of its pieces from the Nineties as well as modern interpretations of key items from the brand’s archives. These include classic jacket and jean silhouettes including the Lee Rider and Chore Jackets; a selection of graphic Ts, sweatshirts, flannel and woven shirts; reimagined heritage jeans and pants in denim, and utility styles. The jeans are offered in several silhouettes including slim and straight leg, high-rise and skinny cuts.

All told, there are about 40 styles in the collection, which will retail starting at $30 for the T-shirts and going up $50 and under $100 for the jeans. A men’s shearling jacket is the highest priced

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‘Zoombombers’ using porn to disrupt online classes as young as kindergarten across US

Online learning is in full swing as students across the U.S. return to class during the coronavirus pandemic.

Navigating this new normal has come with challenges, however, amid reports of hackers hijacking virtual lessons to troll students with illicit images, messages and threats.

“While we were waiting for everything to start, all of a sudden it began,” Ariela Colon of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, said of the moment her daughter’s kindergarten orientation was “Zoombombed” on Thursday. She told WYOU-TV they heard a man’s voice using racial slurs and cursing.

“Then they started messaging us in the chat saying that he was going to rape our children and dropping the F bomb and talking about Mexicans,” Colon told the news station. “My daughter was like, ‘What’s going on mom? Why is my school doing that?’ I had to send her away.”

Schools have seen increased instances of “Zoombombing,” which occurs when hackers

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Make sure young investors ‘don’t become addicted’ to online stock trading

With retail trading on an upswing, younger investors are at risk of getting “addicted” to online trading, NYU Stern business school professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway told Yahoo Finance, as he urged investing apps to do more to contain the fallout.

TSLA) meteoric rise to the buying influence of “mostly young men men, mostly spending their stimulus checks, levering up their purchases and juicing the stocks.”” data-reactid=”17″Galloway attributed part of Tesla’s (TSLA) meteoric rise to the buying influence of “mostly young men men, mostly spending their stimulus checks, levering up their purchases and juicing the stocks.”

There are many great things about the internet and tech, Galloway told “On the Move,” but the focus on shareholders over the greater good has resulted in some collateral damage.

“We’re at that point with trading,” he said.

young 20-year-old Robinhood trader named Alex Kearns who died by suicide after mistakenly thinking

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Young people struggle with finding mental health support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kathryn Boit feels “guilty for struggling so much” these past few months. 

As president of the Harvard Student Mental Health Liaisons, she has “college friends, acquaintances and strangers reach out to me for resources and advice,” she said. “I don’t know the answers anymore.”

It’s no wonder Boit, a Harvard sophomore, feels overwhelmed. Prevalence of depression among college students increased since the pandemic closed campuses this spring compared with fall 2019, according to a survey of 18,000 college students published by the Healthy Minds Network on July 9. And of the nearly 42% of students who sought mental health care during the pandemic, 60% said it was either much more or somewhat more difficult to access care.

Mental health among young people has been worsening for years. A 2019 analysis of teens reported 13% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 (or 3.2 million) said in 2017 that they had

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Young people struggle with finding mental health support amid COVID pandemic

Kathryn Boit feels “guilty for struggling so much” these past few months. 

As the president of the Harvard Student Mental Health Liaisons, she has “college friends, acquaintances, and strangers reach out to me for resources and advice,” she said. “I don’t know the answers anymore.”

It’s no wonder Boit, a Harvard sophomore, feels overwhelmed. Prevalence of depression among college students increased since the pandemic caused the closure of campuses this spring compared to fall 2019, according to a survey of 18,000 college students published by the Healthy Minds Network on July 9. And of the nearly 42% of students who sought mental health care during the pandemic, 60% said it was either much more or somewhat more difficult to access care.

Mental health among young people has been worsening for years. A 2019 analysis of teens reported 13% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 (or 3.2 million) said in

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Covid puts financial stress on young people

<span>Photograph: Yurkevych Liliia/Alamy</span>
Photograph: Yurkevych Liliia/Alamy

Raymond Christie is having sleepless nights. The 18-year-old is worrying about how difficult it will be to find work opportunities as he anticipates an upcoming recession. Christie left school at 16 with no qualifications and went into training on a construction scheme that went into administration during the pandemic. Since then, he has had to rely on his family for financial support.

“My mental health has never been as bad as it has been over the last few months since my mid-teens,” he says. “Losing my place in something that I really enjoyed doing and the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty has made me struggle with deep moods of depression and boredom. Most days, I don’t want to do anything or get up from my bed and I find it hard to motivate myself with nothing to do.”

Christie is not alone in being so worried. The debt

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