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Explainers

We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. That's where Vox's explainers come in.

It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for Christmas

When should I get a Covid-19 test? Here’s a simple guide.

A TikTok food star on why gas stoves are overrated

Germany’s new government has big plans. It might be a shock after Merkel.

How much control should Apple have over your iPhone?

Did Democrats blow it on Roe v. Wade?

The US needs a clear Covid-19 goal now more than ever

What Peng Shuai’s rape accusation says about China

Spotify Wrapped, unwrapped

To catch variants like omicron, the world needs to sequence way more virus genes

How the faltering global vaccination effort paved the way for alarming variants

Psychiatrists are uncovering connections between viruses and mental health. They’re surprising.

Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

Giving Tuesday, explained

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

The supply chain crisis, explained by Adele

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

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