Mental health

Americans' reliance on cars is hazardous to our health

Cars stuck in traffic on large highway
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Reliance on cars harm our health in a number of ways, Boston University economist Austin Frakt said.

Be smart: On top of removing you from the horrors of traffic, walking and riding a bike offer the benefits of at least light exercise.

Growing up, and parenting, as a refugee

Illustraton of refugees
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The length of time people are living as refugees is now longer than ever. Day-to-day life for families in displacement — poverty, fear, insecurity and discrimination — can put the psychological and emotional development of the youngest refugees at risk.

The big picture: "There are structural problems in the system — policies around refugee residency, resettlement and employment — that directly affect the way parents can care for children and in turn their mental health," Amanda Sim of the Center for Evidence Based Interventions at the University of Oxford tells Axios.

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