Headlines edition

Friday headlines: How to cope.

Another mass shooting, more outpouring of outrage, and some very impressive, grieving teenagers—and still the outcome looks to be the same.

President Trump adds his own twist to the NRA’s talking points: teachers should carry guns, but with a pay raise for their trouble.

Teachers and police officers agree about Trump’s proposal: it’s a terrible idea, “colossally stupid.”

Meanwhile, forty-four percent of Americans agree with the NRA and the White House: teaching’s not hard enough—be a sharpshooter, too.

(In case you missed it: the 45th President of the United States of America believes schools shouldn’t conduct drills to prepare for shootings because they’re too scary.)

Today's 17-year-old has lived through 19 of the 33 deadliest shootings in America since WWII.

Worth remembering: how every US Senator voted on common-sense gun reform after 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members, were shot and killed at Sandy Hook.

A vocabulary guide to conspiracy talk—"crisis actors," "false flags," and most anything from the mouths of Alex Jones fans.

Video: The town of Windsor, Ontario, has lately been plagued by a mysterious, obnoxious humming sound, and it’s getting worse.

A new 32-count indictment increases pressure on Trump’s former campaign chair and his deputy.

World’s greatest car salesman disputes claim that another salesman has him beat.

Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after another, eerily similar Boko Haram attack.

"We’re helping people see us as heroes." Portraits of black cosplay fans embracing Black Panther.

Headline of the week? "Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely."

For anyone stuck inside during a Polar Vortex, here's everything you need to know about cooking with the very trendy instant pot.

Tokyo stock brokers study trend cycles for market indicators, sometimes focusing on eyebrows and hemlines.

When is a child ready for Instagram? One parent draws up a contract with her children, both under 10.

Among eighth-grad heavy users of social media: “56% more likely to say they are unhappy; 27% more likely to be depressed; and 35% more likely to have a risk factor for suicide.”

Based on Rachel Kolb’s essay “Seeing at the Speed of Sound,” here’s a short film about the challenges of lipreading.

Novelist Merritt Tierce, a judge in this year’s Tournament of Books, writes about a rarely discussed side of literary success: for most writers, there ain’t no money.

How to cope with President Trump? Start with two essays by W. H. Auden.

Another oldie but goodie in part about coping: What it’s like to be a mail carrier these days.

Finally, three recent poems for whatever this weekend brings: one about fishing in Hawaii, one about bees and long marriages, and one about swimming, yearning, and beauty.