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Shootings killed eight people at three massage parlors in Atlanta. Six of the victims were Asian American women. / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN

Graphs show lifestyle and mental health disruptions during Spring 2020. / Twitter

In early January, a secretive scramble took place inside the White House: political appointees trying to crash the vaccination list. / Vanity Fair

Six reasons why the Covid-19 vaccines were developed so quickly compared to past efforts. / Kottke

See also: A survey of immunizations in TV and film. / Ironic Sans

New York projects images of some of the 30,000 New Yorkers who have died of the coronavirus onto the Brooklyn Bridge. / Gothamist

Tyler Cowen: Air pollution kills far more people than Covid ever will. / Bloomberg

David Zurawik: Children at the border have overtaken Biden's "Help Is Here" tour on cable news. / The Baltimore Sun

Netflix claims that one hour of streaming on its platform uses less carbon than driving an average car a quarter of a mile. / WIRED

It's possible (and relatively easy) for a hacker to grab your SMS messages—and thereby take over your accounts—for about $16. / VICE

Bitcoin ATMs have multiplied quickly through the United States over the past year. / Reuters

How does Bitcoin work again? "Imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin." / Twitter

"The comments are a chronicle of melancholy." For kids who grew up in the suburbs, TikTok is a waystation, just like home. / Dirt

Rachel Charlene Lewis: "The Bachelor Wasn't Built to Handle Racism." / The Cut

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.: "The Bachelor Proves That When It Comes to Race, America Doesn't Know WTF It's Doing." / The Root

The world may have reached "peak twin," as recent data suggest some countries have begun to see twinning rates fall. / The Guardian

Your weekly white paper: Pet owners report greater happiness from spending money on their animal than on themselves. / The Journal of Positive Psychology

A design agency explains how they created annual reports for Strava users. / Manual Creative

Social housing architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal win the 2021 Pritzker Prize. / dezeen

Josh Centers: Why YKK zippers are the brown M&Ms of product design. / The Prepared

Today in the Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes®, you have a choice between red-pilling and halves that vanish. / The Tournament of Books