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Fourteen mass shootings at U.S. schools since 1999's massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado have killed a total of 169 victims. That's according to a database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University. Mass shooters have killed hundreds of people throughout U.S. history in realms like stores, theaters and workplaces. But it is in schools and colleges where the carnage reverberates perhaps most keenly. They are places where children of tender ages and older students aspiring to new heights and the teachers guiding them all had their journeys cut short.

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Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office

As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues

As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. But such routines have even gotten more stressful two years later. The transition marks yet another reset in a pandemic that has already taken a toll on Americans’ mental health. In response, many companies are now expanding virtual wellness workshops and offering benefits like meditation apps and virtual therapy. A lot is at stake. Untreated mental illness already costs society up to $300 billion annually due to lost productivity and associated costs due to absenteeism, employee turnover and increases in medical and disability expenses. Read more

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