Amy Maoz, Recommendations Editor: “As we look back and remember 2021, one thing is crystal clear: this was the year we forgot so many things. Maybe you consulted a friend—or a doctor?—about your inability to recall names, places, or tip-of-your tongue pastimes. It wasn’t just you. Ellen Cushing drills into the science behind it in her Atlantic story that launched many an audible ‘Phew’. She kicks it off with the brilliant and relatable ‘What did I used to … do on weekends?’ before bringing in the neuroscientists to confirm that our flailing brains are all right on track, given the circumstances.”
Further Reading: I Do Not Trust People in the Same Way and I Don’t Think I Ever Will Again by Alison Green for Slate.