How Subscriptions Took Over Our Lives

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely. Thrift Store ‘Gentrification.’

Five Mistakes We Make When We’re Overwhelmed

By being aware of the common patterns overwhelmed people tend to fall into, you can make things easier on yourself and those around you.

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Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy.

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Artificial Intelligence Research May Have Hit a Dead End

“Misfired” neurons might be a brain feature, not a bug. And that’s something A.I. research can’t take into account.

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I Became an Influencer as a Joke. Then It Nearly Broke Me.

Comedian Bella Younger thought wellness Instagrammers were ripe for parody. Soon she was drawn in herself. Could Deliciously Stella find her way back to reality?

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Persuading the Body to Regenerate Its Limbs

Deer can regrow their antlers, and humans can replace their liver. What else might be possible?

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A Quarter Century of Watching and Being Watched by Dave Matthews

With an un, oo, un oo ee oh, Dave Matthews Band released their second studio album, ‘Crash,’ 25 years ago and never looked back.

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The Complicated Reality of Thrift Store ‘Gentrification’

Shopping secondhand in an era of fast fashion might seem like an ethical no-brainer, but enthusiastic thrifters and TikTok influencers often debate the ethics.

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We Should All Be More Afraid of Driving

Two terrifying car accidents taught me that, despite what we like to believe, we can’t control what happens on the road.

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How Subscriptions Took Over Our Lives

On platforms like Substack and Patreon, subscriptions can be emotional purchases. But others, like Amazon Prime, feel more like utilities.

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‘Cave Syndrome’ Keeps the Vaccinated in Social Isolation

After a year away from friends and co-workers, people sometimes struggle to resume their public routines

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