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An explanation for people’s attraction to QAnon, the Plandemic hoax, and more

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To decide, you need to understand ‘micromorts’

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In lieu of coherent public guidelines, most of us resort to incoherent private rules

A Thanksgiving traveler at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images


We lose faith when those in power lose touch with reality

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Who can sleep during all of this?

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Psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt on how we can ‘replace our intuition with intelligence’

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Vivid dreaming is on the rise as stressed-out brains encounter a mix of sleep, uncertainty, and survival

Illustrations: Mark Wang


Shame has already fostered social distancing, but the most interesting and constructive shaming is yet to come

Coronavirus shaming 1.0: What has already worked and why


A family in which 6 of 12 siblings were affected presented a unique opportunity for researchers

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Altruism, like the coronavirus, spreads exponentially

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