When it comes to the interpersonal, it’s safe to say that neither avoiding nor stoking unnecessary discord is ideal when navigating relationships.
But—must reading the front page make us want to toss the newspaper away and cover our head with a soft blanket?
On some level, this fetish of authenticity is difficult to fathom.
After 18 months of lockdowns, work stoppages, and stay-at-home orders, you knew that sooner or later you’d actually have to prove that yes, you actually have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
If healing lives in language, how do we parse curative words from this tangle of collective trauma—from any trauma? What is there to say in the face of so much sorrow?
Why Europe’s fans rejected this new league and what that means for the sport in general.
For working millennials, there is a general distaste for unnecessary communication—meetings or phone calls that could have been emails instead—but for older generations, there is an element of human warmth to small talk.
The “carbon footprint” represents the conceptual foundation of modern climate understanding.
As more time passes, each memory becomes a recollection of a recollection, distorting with every iteration like a game of telephone.