Abbott, Alison. "Stress and the City: Urban Decay." NATURE (2012): N. pag. Web. 1 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nature.com/news/stress-and-the-city-urban-decay-1.11556>.
Scientists investigate evidence that suggests cities and modern life give way to psychosis. This article pulls from multiple sources of research that prove just how stressful and anxiety inducing cities can be. By displaying an experiment that was done on city-dwellers and non-city-dwellers and the anxiety they would have in a given situation, the article shows how even a short-lived stay in the city could have a prolonged effect on one's life.
This article pits urban life and rural life against each other, quickly comparing the different amenities available to each. It builds its evidence by pointing out all the plentiful resources available in cities while also observing how rural life is more quiet and slower-paced. This article fits in to my research as its provides differing views of the "best" way to live according to modern Americans.
Following very close in hand with my original nature article, this article in particular observes all the aspects and populations of a city that make it a bustling metropolis. By looking at how different age groups live, interact, and thrive within a city environment, this article calls to attention many aspects of a city, such as bullying and healthcare, that could be deemed negative and positive. With this article I will be able to argue both sides of the "healthiest place" to live argument as I use it in a more personalised context.
This study follows with how cities can cause stress, anxiety, and even mental and health diseases within individuals living a fast-paced life. Sourcing scholarly and scientific journals to prove their point, they look into brain scans and show just how negatively city life can adverse one's bodily conditions. They do make sure to point out that though city life does have its negative downfalls, the city should not be crossed off anyone's list as a potential place of residence. This article fits in perfectly due to its health and mental research and the balance one needs for a healthy city life.
This article dives in head straight as it crunches numbers and figures how people with "below-par" salaries are able to afford the luxurious city life. The evidence is clear and concise - totally understandable - as financial figures and costs of living are laid flat to represent the amount needed to actually live comfortably. This article comes to prove that some may sacrifice many aspects of life to live in cities, but do not budge when it comes to changing their quality of living. This article fits in to my research as I need to showcase how financial struggles can most definitely pose a struggle for families falling below the national average,