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This one idea may help you conquer the dread of pandemic winter.

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The 5-and-a-quarter-year-old critic at small loves Frozen. The 39-year-old critic at large doesn’t want to turn 40.

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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.

Giving thanks may make your brain more altruistic

Neuroscience is revealing a fascinating link between gratitude and generosity.

Conspiracy theories, explained

Americans are embracing dangerous conspiratorial beliefs, from QAnon to coronavirus denial.

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

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

The trauma of Thanksgiving for Native communities during a pandemic

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

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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

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

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

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