There are more than 40 million Americans alone in poverty who struggle daily. Something that should be easy, such as cooking a meal, can be extremely tough – especially when you don’t make enough money to buy ample food to last until the next payday. Not knowing where your next meal is going to come from is stressful enough, but just imagine the other added stresses that those in poverty have to go through.
This infographic outlines the psychological effects of poverty in the United States, and shows how it can be detrimental to ones health. As you’ll see, poverty is much worse in the southern states. Poverty also has a huge affect on the brain since it places a huge amount of mental strain on poor people. This makes it hard to focus on work and school, makes it harder to remember things and causes a decrease in patience and awareness.
If you have unexplained physical or psychological symptoms such as nervousness, muscle tension, excess fatigue, headaches, dizziness or lack of energy, it may be possibly due to stress and poverty. Dealing with these symptoms for too long can lead to an untimely death, yet can possibly be avoided if you seek help. So, don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.
Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.