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Biden Implores Americans To Wear Masks In First Remarks Since Declaring Victory

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday implored Americans of all political leanings to wear masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19, saying that doing so was the “single most potent weapon against” the coronavirus. In his first remarks since his election victory speech Saturday, Biden called for “an end to the politicalization” of mask-wearing and […]

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I Wear A BLM Pin At The Hospital And It’s The Best $0.70 I’ve Ever Spent. Here’s Why.

“We are doctors, not politicians,” Dr. P. said during a medical school orientation lecture on professional responsibility.  His words were hard for me to reconcile with, because I have always been the kind of person who wears his politics on his sleeve. And, more fundamentally, it was my frustration with divisive politics and its bearings on health care […]

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Let This Intense Photo of Joyce Carol Oates’s Foot Serve As a Reminder to Always Wear Proper Hiking Boots

Content warning: Graphic image below. Over the weekend, scores of people who were browsing (or doomscrolling) through Twitter stumbled upon an explicit reminder of how important quality hiking boots really are: a photo of Joyce Carol Oates’s agonizingly painful-looking foot after a hike she said she did in sandals. The image quickly made the rounds. […]