A thread on popular sayings that simply aren't true—e.g., "Hard work never killed anyone."
Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads is collecting anonymous pandemic stories submitted by Instagram users around the world.
"I was sharpening and sharpening until, you know, I also sharpened my fingertip." Chefs describe their worst on-the-job injuries.
An AI-powered poetry composer uses classic American poets to fuel its verse.
Despite locals' entreaties, tourists continue flocking to West Texas—a virus hot spot that's running out of hospital beds.
"The core was always physical, male violence." Connecting the dots between bro culture and chivalry.
This is what stir crazy looks like: the top 100 TikToks of 2020.
Twitter's warning labels need to go a lot further when applied to Trump's lies.
How cotton-candy machines can be used to produce N95-quality material for facemasks.
A fascinating virtual walk marries the past and present of New York's Chinatown.
The FDA has cleared a new device that uses an Apple Watch to interrupt PTSD-related nightmares without waking the wearer.
Cyberattackers have been trying to access information on the entire cold-chain process for Covid-19 vaccines.
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"Nature always strikes back, and it is already doing so with growing force and fury." The UN lays out the state of climate change.
Gout has long been associated with the vices of powerful men. But now it's a global phenomenon, no longer confined to the rich.
On the evolution of the walking taco, which Alice Waters called "as perfect a symbol of a broken culture as I can imagine."
A four-day swingers' convention held last month in New Orleans—“Naughty N’awlins”—is tied to 41 new coronavirus infections.
A round-up of California politicians discovered to be flouting their own coronavirus guidance.

“Typical 8 to 8 in office, [by the time I] arrive home after dinner and shower it’s 10 p.m., probably won’t just go to sleep and repeat the same routine. A few hours of ‘own time’ is necessary to survive.”

“Revenge bedtime procrastination” refers to people in China staying up late after long work days to create a sense of control.

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