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In areas where the coronavirus pandemic has waned enough for real reopenings, families are trying to bring some happiness back into their lives

People gather for a picnic in Central Park on July 4. Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images


Social distancing measures and widespread testing are among the reasons why some countries have been able to reopen

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Turning away from the physical world and toward social media might feel right. But now is the perfect time to let it go.

Illustration: Liam Eisenberg


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Stories from the Medium universe on finding ways to stay sane while passing the time

  • Assad Abderemane is breaking up their doomscrolling by meal prepping— both IRL and along the virtual plains of Hyrule in the game The Legend of Zelda. “The outdoor kitchens of my literal escape game assure me one thing: Disaster doesn’t only…


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For a New Yorker who always tried to connect with the strangers in his midst, life under quarantine feels especially alienating


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Drew Magary reflects on Covid-19, social distancing, and life under self-quarantine. Part one of a series.

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We’ve been taught that eating out, shopping, and spending time together is a form of American resilience. Not this time.

A woman takes a selfie in front of the closed New York Public Library. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

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