Headlines edition

Monday headlines: I thought the law

Early indications suggest the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. / The Associated Press

All private sector employers in New York City will now be required to implement a Covid-19 vaccine mandate by December 27. / CNN

Myanmar's military sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to a four-year prison term. / The Guardian

Ethiopia closes all secondary schools so pupils can harvest crops for those on the frontline of the civil war. / BBC News

After a week of tense negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officials were forced to suspend talks on Friday. / The Washington Post

One argument for how to end the supply chain crisis in the United States: unionization. / Foreign Policy

Related: New York's bagel purveyors are hoarding as much cream cheese as they can. / The New York Times

The US is organized to facilitate the lives of cohabitating people, particularly married people. "We don't seem to like or respect single people and their choices." / Vox

Parents can't use federal aid to pay for diapers. In rural America, tiny diaper banks become a lifeline. / The 19th

Bob Dole, who died on Sunday, remembered as someone who witnessed every stage of the GOP, from WWII to Trump. / The Atlantic  

The weekend's snowfall in Hawaii was not an uncommon event for mountain peaks that rise to about 14,000 feet.

New research suggests the snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada could disappear in just 25 years. / The San Francisco Chronicle

A report on the state of "thought decoding." E.g., by analyzing brain scans, a computer system can edit together crude reconstructions of movie clips you've watched. / The New Yorker

Kim Beil: ​​Screenshots are snapshots of interior life. / The Believer

See also: Have Instagram and Pinterest ruined holiday decor? Also, a method and recipe for making relatively quick Kouign Amanns. / Embedded, Kitchen Projects