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Keep your travelgrams to yourself


This year has been emotionally costly; can we reinvest?

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DISPATCH FROM NEW YORK CITY

It’s also transit’s Most Improved Player

Yep, John Travolta | Photo Credit


To decide, you need to understand ‘micromorts’

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I live alone. It’s been a very long year.

Illustration of a person dressed in winter clothes walking alone on the sidewalk with swan necks silhouetting in the foreground.
Illustration of a person dressed in winter clothes walking alone on the sidewalk with swan necks silhouetting in the foreground.
Illustration by Derek Abella for GEN


The photographs in this series were taken in New York City between April and June 2020. Photos: Gaia Squarci

As long as we focus on deaths and statistics, the bigger story of Covid-19 will go untold


Vaccine scolding is the perfect end to a pandemic year full of personal judgments

3 people touching a laptop
3 people touching a laptop
They’re getting mad at your vaccine selfie, probably. Photo: John Schnobrich on Unsplash


If forced proximity has you drained, you’re not alone

Photo: Francesco Carta fotografo / Getty


Every week, it would appear there is a new pandemic wall, and we are all hitting it

This person is simply skating in front of their pandemic wall. Photo: 青 晨/Unsplash


A doctor in Texas is the latest to be charged for skipping the line to give out expiring vaccine doses

Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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