Depression grips everyone differently. To Trista Kempa, it means lying in bed and wishing she never woke up.

"It’s not that I wish I was dead," the 30-year-old New Yorker clarifies. "I just feel like I’m missing any feeling at all."

When Kempa was a college student living in Michigan, a doctor told her she she may have seasonal affective disorder — a form of depression, fittingly dubbed "SAD," that typically strikes when the days grow shorter in fall and winter. For patients, a persistent decrease in sunlight exposure may cause mood swings, energy loss, increased anxiety, and more.

It's the winter blues on steroids.



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Man, it's a hot one.

Summer 2017 is seriously heating up, and climate change is playing a larger role than ever. There's already been a massive heat wave in Arizona, and yet again, we're on track for one of the hottest summers on record. While the weather is different than climate, the changes to our planet are undeniable.

To cope, people took to Twitter using the hashtag #ClimateChangeSummerTips to offer up a few tips — some tongue-in-cheek and some really practical — about our current predicament.

Interested in trying out a few new recipes? You're in luck.

Those long road trips to the beach may be a thing of the past.

Some users are predicting the rules of the road could change too.

Meanwhile, others are on the lookout for the season's hottest fashion.

Jokes aside, there were also a bunch of really helpful tips for your summer adventures.

The hot pavement can be really "ruff" on your dog's paws (I immediately regret that super-cheesy pun).

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On the first Sunday in November, millions of people will set their clocks back an hour, marking the end of daylight saving time.

But while this autumnal tradition is engrained in our brains (and the extra hour of sleep circled on our calendars), most of us still don't know the scoop behind this semi-annual event.

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