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It Turns Out That Getting $600 A Week Doesn’t Make You Lazy

It Turns Out That Getting $600 A Week Doesn’t Make You Lazy

If the U.S. had locked down properly, was quicker to introduce mass testing and contact tracing, worn masks instead of assaulting grocery store employees, would we even be debating if the $600 needs to be extended right now, almost 5 months into the pandemic? It was implemented exactly to mitigate how long we would have…
What Turns A Gathering Into A Super-Spreader Event?

What Turns A Gathering Into A Super-Spreader Event?

Talking, shouting, singing, and heavy breathing all cause people to expel respiratory droplets, which we know are the main way coronavirus is passed along — particularly if people aren’t wearing face masks, one easy and proven way to reduce transmission. Indoors, there's “less ventilation, limited sunlight sanitizing surfaces, and typically less space to distance from…
SNL turns Trump’s impeachment trial into a wild, witness-packed Judge Mathis drama

SNL turns Trump’s impeachment trial into a wild, witness-packed Judge Mathis drama

Senate Republicans quashed the idea of calling witnesses or introducing new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial last week. It was a result that disappointed many; in fact, polling showed the majority of Americans wanted witnesses to be called. Saturday Night Live responded to that disappointment with its cold open this week, which featured…
Vox Sentences: Hollywood turns its back on Georgia

Vox Sentences: Hollywood turns its back on Georgia

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Netflix and Disney threaten to stop investing in Georgia if its abortion ban goes into effect; South Africa’s cabinet…
Vox Sentences: Venezuela’s clash of leaders turns violent

Vox Sentences: Venezuela’s clash of leaders turns violent

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The highest sports court upholds a controversial ruling affecting female athletes; Guaidó calls for an armed uprising in Venezuela.…
Instead of hiding rips and tears, the visible mending movement turns them into art

Instead of hiding rips and tears, the visible mending movement turns them into art

When Jessica Marquez’s boyfriend ripped his favorite jean jacket, he asked if she could fix it. Marquez, a “visible mending” maker, teacher, and author, began researching hand-embroidery techniques she could use to fix the rip. She came upon sashiko, a Japanese mending technique involving a running stitch and geometric patterns. As she practiced, she realized…
The World Wide Web — not the internet — turns 30 years old

The World Wide Web — not the internet — turns 30 years old

Is that a dial-up modem ringing in your ears, or are you just looking at today’s Google Doodle? It might be both, because March 12 marks a special moment in the history of the internet — the birthday of the World Wide Web. The series of tubes we know and love as the web is…

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