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How to Person in Public

A gentle guide to brushing up on your social skills.

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As each new season sets in, Americans find themselves in a post-vaccine (but not quite post-pandemic) era. With new variants in the news, many people find themselves struggling with a particular type of one-foot-in, one-foot-out re-entry anxiety. Here, we break down how to relearn specific social obligations, etiquette concerns, and most importantly, how to give yourself grace during a strange time.

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Emma Specter

As the world slowly reopens, it stands to reason that we might want to seek out new connections—and feel somewhat unsure about where to start (especially as COVID-19 rates continue to climb in many cities).