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Office holiday parties are back and smaller than ever

Americans are mad about the economy, but still ready to shop

Democrats’ child care plan could help millions — or it could be a big mess

Cowboy Bebop, explained

Yes, plant-based meat is better for the planet

Why Belarus is using migrants as a political weapon

What the world did and didn’t accomplish at COP26

Britney Spears is finally free

The claw clip’s comeback

The big questions about Covid-19 booster shots

Rich countries still don’t want to pay their climate change tab

The lofty goals and short life of the antiracist book club

After George Floyd’s death, many white Americans formed book clubs. A year later, they’re wondering, "What now?"

Why it’s not quite time to panic about inflation

Is there a Thanksgiving turkey shortage? An investigation.

Astroworld and the trickiness of tragedy blame games

5 things to know about the big climate conference in Glasgow

Why are rich countries still monopolizing Covid-19 vaccines?

Coffee as we know it is in danger. Can we breed a better cup?

Drop shipping, explained

How to fix Facebook

What proposed SALT changes could mean for your next tax bill

America can’t fix policing without fixing the country’s gun problem

Shipping is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

Yellowstone is one of TV’s biggest hits. What’s Yellowstone, anyway?

The case for mandating Covid-19 vaccines for kids

Biden’s approval rating is very bad

Covid-19 vaccines for young kids are a big step toward a new normal

Service workers are getting paid more than ever. It’s not enough.

New technologies are promising a shortcut to enlightenment

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Are “net-zero” climate targets just hot air?

Why thousands of Afghans are still on US military bases

What will the Virginia and New Jersey governor’s races mean for Biden?

How biological detective work can reveal who engineered a virus

Who should get a Covid-19 booster shot right now?

How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”

Why Dune endures

Remote work is bringing the city to the suburbs

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

How screwed are Democrats in the Senate?

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