It’s Official: Donald Trump Actually Is Messing With Your Mental Health

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According to a recent poll

If your heart drops every time a news notification pops up on your phone, fearful of what dumb move our current administration has made this time, you're far from alone. According to a recent online poll, conducted by the American Psychological Association, the most common source of stress for Americans is worrying about the future of our nation.

Broken down, Democrats feel more stress than Republicans, while women and people of color harbor the most concern. Surprise, surprise. The report goes on to outline that 59 percent of people say this is the lowest point they can remember for the U.S., which is notable considering this includes men and women who have lived through World War II, Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, and 9/11. So, yeah, things are pretty bad. 

Specifically, the people of our country are worried about health care, the economy, trust in government, and hate crimes. And though it's important to stay informed about current events, most are torn between checking the news regularly and remaining sane. “With 24-hour news networks and conversations with friends, family and other connections on social media, it’s hard to avoid the constant stream of stress around issues of national concern,” says Arthur C. Evans Jr., APA's chief executive officer. "Understanding that we all still need to be informed about the news, it’s time to make it a priority to be thoughtful about how often and what type of media we consume.” 

It's nice to receive validation, but we didn't exactly need a poll to confirm the obvious. We're coming up on one year since the country elected an unqualified celebrity head into office, and the groans intensify with each passing day. But, there is some good news: 51 percent of Americans say that the abysmal state of the country has inspired them to volunteer or donate money to causes they care about. That includes "taking some form of action," signing a petition, or boycotting a company or product. Yay?

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Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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