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  1. encounter
    An Astrologer Made for the Age of TikTokMaren Altman wants to build an empire, one video at a time.
  2. capitol insurrection
    ‘They Surrounded Me, Yanked My Arms Back, Handcuffed Me’Five people who’ve been arrested for protesting react to how law enforcement treated the Capitol insurrectionists.
  3. capitol insurrection
    Cori Bush Proposes Expelling Reps Who Challenged ElectionAs the U.S. Capitol was under siege, Representative Bush drafted a resolution.
  4. georgia election
    How the Atlanta Dream Helped Warnock WinMany have credited activism by WNBA’s Atlanta team with helping elect Reverend Raphael Warnock to the Senate.
  5. psychology
    The Memory WarJennifer Freyd accused her father of sexual abuse. Her parents’ attempt to discredit her created a defense for countless sex offenders.
  6. covid-19
    So What’s All This About Half-Doses of the COVID Vaccine?It may sound like an appealing way to speed up vaccination, but there’s a lot we don’t know, says infectious-disease expert Dr. Paul Offit.
  7. vaxxie
    Vaccine Selfies Are Going to Be EverywhereAmong health-care workers (for now), they’re the new “I Voted” selfies.
  8. how i get it done
    How A Vaccine Whisperer Gets It DoneAs the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, a nonprofit monitoring and addressing public trust in vaccines, Heidi Larson has never been busier.
  9. cut covers
    The Cocky Prince of Quarantine ComedyJordan Firstman, Instagram’s premier impressionist, talks sex, drugs, and getting famous in social isolation.
  10. covid-19
    Maybe NYC Kids Can Go to School in a Restaurant, Then?It’s ridiculous that schools are closing when higher-risk venues can stay open.
  11. covid-19
    It’s Time to Tell Your Family You Aren’t Coming Home for the HolidaysWith COVID-19 cases higher than ever in the United States, we can’t afford the risk.
  12. covid-19
    Won’t it Be Nice to Have a President Who Listens to Science?President-elect Joe Biden announced a COVID-19 task force full of actual infectious-disease experts, for a change.
  13. skincare
    The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With SPF MoisturizerIt’s important which product(s) you use, but also how much.
  14. science of us
    What If Our Problems Feel Too Big for Therapy?Some employers are offering new options for mental-health support. But is that what employees want?
  15. how i get it done
    How a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Scientist Gets It DonePolina V. Lishko’s work could change the future of birth control.
  16. covid-19
    What Are the Differences Between COVID-19 and the Flu?Symptoms of both viruses may include coughing, chills, and fatigue, but there are significant differences too.
  17. covid-19
    What We Know About COVID-19 Brain FogSome survivors of COVID-19 say they’re experiencing confusion, forgetfulness, and trouble communicating — even months after infection.
  18. covid-19
    Former Reality-TV Host to Televise His Doctor’s AppointmentFox News has announced Trump will undergo a medical evaluation on Tucker Carlson’s Friday night show.
  19. covid-19
    What We Know About Trump’s Unproven Miracle Drug From RegeneronA day after Trump released a video praising the company’s unproven antibody cocktail, the brand seeks emergency authorization from the FDA.
  20. recommendations
    My Favorite Hot UFOlogist Has a New DocumentaryJames Fox has assembled the UFO equivalent of an Ocean’s Eleven ensemble cast.
  21. covid-19
    What Is Dexamethasone?After news that Trump has been treated with the steroid, experts wonder if his condition is more severe than we’ve been told.
  22. covid-19
    What Long-haul COVID Patients Think About Trump’s Diagnosis“My first reaction was, ‘This is good news.’”
  23. health
    Breakfast RulesA new study casts doubt on the benefits of intermittent fasting.
  24. health
    Queer People Are Way More Likely to Suffer From MigrainesTell me something I didn’t know.
  25. friendship
    Are All My Friends Mad at Me?Friendship paranoia happens in even the best circumstances.
  26. diets
    Teddi Mellencamp’s ‘Accountability Program’ Sounds Like HellA week after facing widespread criticism for her $600, 500-calorie-a-day diet plan, Teddi has been fired from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  27. covid-19
    How Risky Is Indoor Dining Now?Infectious-disease specialists say it’s not perfect, but it’s time.
  28. covid-19
    The CDC Reversed Its Controversial Testing RecommendationAfter considerable outcry, the CDC now says asymptomatic people do need to be tested after exposure to COVID-19.
  29. science of us
    I Miss Having IdeasCome back.
  30. aliens
    Aliens Were on Venus This Whole Time?!Astronomers have detected signs of potential life in the underdog planet’s atmosphere.
  31. stress
    For the Love of God Unclench Your TeethThey should really only touch when you’re eating.
  32. flu season
    Is ‘Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever’ True?Doctors say the popular phrase is half right, half wrong.
  33. recommendations
    Join Me in the Dorkiest Corner of Fitness YouTubeWorkout fatigue has me exercising to the Shrek soundtrack.
  34. piece of work
    25 Ideas for Next Time You Need a ‘Fun Fact’We could all use a little help.
  35. coronavirus
    What Is Convalescent Plasma Treatment for COVID-19?The FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19. Here’s what we know.
  36. aliens
    Are the Aliens Just Grooving?A new short documentary on Netflix follows the work of John Shepherd, who broadcasted music to outer space for 30 years.
  37. coronavirus
    Reopening Gyms Seems Like a Bad IdeaTransmission in New York remains low, but for how long?
  38. coronavirus
    What We Know About Long-Term COVID-19The coronavirus can be deadly or symptomless — but for a growing number of people, it can also be long-term, with confounding symptoms.
  39. coronavirus
    What Will a Second Lockdown Look Like?Some cities and countries that have reopened businesses and schools have had to close again after COVID-19 outbreaks. Will that happen here?
  40. romance
    This Is the Romantic Gesture of QuarantineTake your date to the movies without leaving home.
  41. coronavirus
    Turns Out People Don’t Want to Go to Disney WorldIt doesn’t matter whether businesses reopen if consumers don’t feel safe — or can’t afford — patronizing them.
  42. the truth is out there
    UFOs Are All We’ve GotDoes being stuck at home mean more people are paying attention to the sky?
  43. #womensupportingwomen
    Another Empowering Day for IvankaThe president’s daughter joins the #WomenSupportingWomen challenge.
  44. flu shot
    Yet Another Reason the Flu Shot Is GoodTwo new studies suggest regular flu shots may greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
  45. coronavirus
    Here’s What We Know About Asymptomatic COVID-19 CarriersThere’s still a lack of clarity about what an asymptomatic case could mean for the future of one’s health.
  46. coronavirus
    Is My Chest Tightness Anxiety or the Coronavirus?Psychologists explain how to tell the difference and what to do if you feel short of breath.
  47. health
    Everything to Know About Alcohol and CoronavirusExperts explain what we do (and don’t) know about alcohol and COVID-19.
  48. health
    Am I Tired Because of Stress or the Coronavirus?There’s more than one kind of fatigue.
  49. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About Herd Immunity and the CoronavirusAs long as it may take to get a COVID-19 vaccine, herd immunity is likely to take longer.
  50. coronavirus
    Coronavirus News Is Giving Us All WhiplashConstant shifts in guidance make it hard to keep up.
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