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Giving thanks may make your brain more altruistic

Neuroscience is revealing a fascinating link between gratitude and generosity.

In China, nearly 1 million people have reportedly already gotten a coronavirus vaccine

China’s emergency vaccine program is a risky proof of concept for large-scale Covid-19 vaccine deployment.

The endless shaming over Thanksgiving pie makes no sense

It’s really not worth feeling guilty about a little over-indulgence during the holidays.

The trauma of Thanksgiving for Native communities during a pandemic

Novelist Tommy Orange on whether racial justice protests and Covid-19 disparities bring a new perspective to the holiday.

Canned cranberry sauce, explained

Let us give thanks for a controversial American tradition.

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Comedies, dramas, documentaries, and more to stream after you’ve had a good meal.

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Scientists all over the world are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven’t found it. Are they chasing a ghost?

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The true story behind Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving staple, “Alice’s Restaurant”

11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

Laura Ingalls Wilder only had one good Thanksgiving in the Little House books

Why we get defensive about our holiday recipes

What happens to Black Friday crowds in a pandemic?

The pop cultural obsession with Princess Diana’s innocence, explained

Dissecting the megapopularity of the Frozen movies with a 5.25-year-old

Why streaming devices and streaming networks are fighting over your eyeballs 

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Why does Hillbilly Elegy feel so inauthentic and performative?

The Supreme Court fight over Trump’s last-ditch effort to rig the census, explained

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Joe Biden’s foreign policy vision takes shape as he selects his team

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Parler, the “free speech” Twitter wannabe, explained

How Trump’s conspiracy theories have inspired some supporters to boycott the Georgia runoffs

A criminal justice expert’s guide to donating effectively right now

With “Dynamite,” BTS beat the US music industry at its own cheap game

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The post-election economy

Emily Stewart joins Dara and Matt to discuss the prospects for Covid relief and Janet Yellen

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift lead the 2021 Grammy nominees

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

The long list of contenders for Kamala Harris’s Senate seat, explained

Covid-19 vaccine efficacy results are not enough

A historian on the perils of chaotic White House transitions

The good, bad, and weird of Kristen Stewart’s queer Christmas rom-com

This week in TikTok: Why is everyone so mad at Charli D’Amelio?

No, you cannot move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs

The best $219 I ever spent: A HEPA filter for my parents

The presidential transition begins as the GSA formally recognizes Biden’s victory

Where Trump’s attempt to overturn Biden’s win stands

Biden is expected to announce Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary pick

What Amazon’s big pharmacy news means for US health care

Biden announces veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador pick

Why a negative Covid-19 test before Thanksgiving isn’t an all-clear

The real love interest in Netflix’s Operation Christmas Drop is the US military

The $35 million play to fix Democrats’ data problem is shutting down

Why the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is different

Congress should cancel its Thanksgiving recess and pass another stimulus bill

Michèle Flournoy is expected to become the first woman secretary of defense. She’s ready.

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