A decade is a reasonable amount of time to recognize the difference between a trend and a fad, which is basically a short-lived trend. Since 2010, societies and governments have repeatedly made some bad decisions, creating negative trends and changing certain aspects of our lives for the worse.
24/7 Tempo reviewed dozens of articles from multiple online sources on various topics to compile a list of 20 things that have taken a turn for the worse in the United States since 2010.
Air pollution is killing people; student loan debt is a deepening crisis; job burnout is now officially a medical diagnosis recognized by the World Health Organization because too many people simply work too much. These are just a few examples of things people can try to address and work on in the coming year.
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To compile a list of 20 things that have taken a turn for the worse in the United States over the last decade, 24/7 Tempo reviewed dozens of articles from multiple online sources on various topics to determine negative trends. Some of the things on the list have continuously gotten worse since 2010 and some more recently. We excluded issues that can be considered subjective, such as politics and lifestyle choices. We also used editorial discretion and limited the items to one or two per subject.