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Suicides rose among Americans in 2021, reversing two years of decline. The U.S. suicide rate increased to 14 suicides for every 100,000 people, up from 13.5 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new CDC numbers. Read more

Does forced cheerfulness at work lead to burnout? A new study finds that forcing yourself to be cheery at work can be emotionally exhausting, leaving some workers feeling drained, distracted and maybe even less productive. Read more

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Do you have an extra $12,000? It's how much more experts say you are spending, on average this year, compared to two years ago.

PennyWise host Teri Barr is talking with Elizabeth Renter, a Personal Finance Data Analyst with NerdWallet, to learn more about the specific categories where you've had to spend a lot more money in 2022.

Elizabeth also shares what this means related to a recession, and what you can do about it.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- At least 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday as public health experts decried President Joe Biden's televised claim that "the pandemic is over."

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A team of experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine says its initial investigation has turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion nearly seven months ago. The experts mandated by Human Rights Council earlier this year have so far focused on four regions: Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy. Presenting their most extensive findings so far, they cited testimonies by former detainees of beatings, electric shocks and forced nudity in Russian detention facilities, and expressed grave concerns about executions in the four areas alone. The commission's chairman didn't specify who or which side in the war committed most of the alleged crimes.

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U.S. life expectancy drops by nearly 1 year. The decline from 77 years in 2020 to 76.1 years in 2021 puts U.S. life expectancy at the lowest level since 1996, the CDC said. The pandemic played a major role. Read more

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