City life can be stressful at times and expensive always, but at least you can take solace in having a small carbon footprint. Tiny apartments to heat and cool, no driving -- of course you're not using as many resources as your suburban and rural brethren! But a new study suggests that urbanites shouldn't be quite so smug.
In today's culture, capitalism drives our consumption machine. It's all instant gratification, all the time -- and that's when everything else in our life is smooth sailing. When a condition as complex and unnerving as PTSD enters the equation, it makes an overly abundant vice like overconsumption even more tempting.
Our future will be brighter if we, as Americans, re-learn how to value the simpler pleasures and consume less. A first step towards this goal is to focus on building our social relationships while watching an exciting game, rather than planning our next purchase. Now that's a way to really green the Super Bowl!