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Tuesday headlines: It’s not profit science

Russia is said to be planning a massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, seemingly in a bid to keep Ukraine out of NATO. / The Washington Post 

The US government plans to diplomatically boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. / Quartz

More people died of malaria in 2020 than in 2019. "We became a little too complacent." / Goats and Soda

One theory on why the threat to Roe v. Wade may not save Democrats in 2022: We now live in a post-outrage world. / Politico

Elizabeth Spiers: As an adoptee, I'm floored by the idea that adoption is a desirable option for unexpectedly pregnant women. / The New York Times

A visual history of the abortion battle in the United States. / The 19th

One of the best things we've read in a while: "The Abortion I Didn't Have" by novelist Merritt Tierce. / The New York Times Magazine

See also: Tierce's lovely Tournament of Books assessment from 2018. / The Morning News

Why study the history of ideas? You might be able to put old ideas to use, and you may better understand people in the present. / Good Optics

The average sale price of 75 percent of NFTs is $15. Only one percent of NFTs reach prices higher than $1,500. / ARTNews

Researchers find that a 10 percent rise in average Amazon wages is associated with an increase of 2.3 percent at non-Amazon firms. / National Bureau of Economic Research

The largest oil and gas companies made $174 billion in profits in the first nine months of the year (as gas prices climbed). / The Guardian

Seventeen million vinyl albums were sold In the first half of 2021 alone—an 86 percent jump from 2020. / The Hustle

Demand is up 11% over the past two years for human-made stones in engagement rings. / CNN

The largest annual drug survey finds Australians getting much drunker than everybody else, with fewer expressed regrets. / VICE

Actor Michael Sheen sells his houses, gives the proceeds to charity, and declares himself a not-for-profit. / The Guardian