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Saturday headlines: The most alive you’ve ever felt

President Biden’s separation from past Democratic presidents reflects an evolution in thinking among economists and “a bet that boldness may be a better political strategy than moderation.” / The Atlantic

Making the case for a new Reconstruction Finance Corporation—to become “a new bulwark for states and cities against the market.” / Phenomenal World

Phoebe Gavin: “A calling isn’t a job or an industry. It’s an activity or an impact.” / Source

Zeynep Tufekci explains why it took so long for public health officials to accept that SARS-CoV-2 was being transmitted through aerosols. / Insight

The Seychelles stands as the most vaccinated nation on Earth. It also has the largest number of new coronavirus cases per capita. / The Washington Post

Demand for butt implants rose 22% during the pandemic. / Bloomberg

A large study confirms that except for a simple difference in size, there are no meaningful differences between men’s and women’s brain structure or activity. / FastCompany

Pixar is using colors in its films that your screens aren't yet advanced enough to display. / WIRED

Related: Portraits of red-eyed subjects, by Ghanaian artist Annan Affotey. / Colossal

The "15-minute city" enables residents to meet their needs within a quarter-hour walk. Now Sweden is pursuing the "1-minute city." / Bloomberg

Report from an attempt to bicycle a motorbike itinerary through California's Death Valley. "It was the most alive I’ve ever felt." / The Radavist

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to hike Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile “Ice Age Trail” in winter. / Outside

Deborah Copaken: “On top of everything else, my dog died.” / The Atlantic

Related: Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend. / The Conversation

A woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth on a flight to Hawaii. Luckily, a physician and three NICU nurses were also onboard. / CNN

Kyle Buchanan investigates if animated fathers are getting hotter. / The New York Times

And a fact for your weekend conversations: Astrologer Susan Miller needs five different MacBook Pros to write her horoscope columns. / New York Magazine