Friday, October 22, 2021
Required a Checkup? Questionable Fitness Company CrossFit Wants to Be Your Doctor

Required a Checkup? Questionable Fitness Company CrossFit Wants to Be Your Doctor

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CrossFit CEO Eric Roza would like to know if I have a primary care doctor. When I sheepishly tell him that I do not, he grins. I’ve just helped prove his point that the traditional primary care system, the one rooted in doctor’s offices and hospitals, isn’t working as it should. My lack of a…
It May Be Too Late to Find the Origin of COVID-19. The WHO Is Trying Anyway

It May Be Too Late to Find the Origin of COVID-19. The WHO Is...

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Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still not clear exactly how, where or when the SARS-CoV-2 virus began infecting people. Many experts believe the virus jumped from animal hosts to humans, but researchers continue to investigate the possibility that it escaped from a laboratory. It’s not clear which, if either, of those theories…
Barney Frank Looks Back– And Forward– After Decades of LGBTQ Advocacy

Barney Frank Looks Back– And Forward– After Decades of LGBTQ Advocacy

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In 1987, Congressman Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, made history when he told the Boston Globe, “If you ask the direct question: ‘Are you gay?’ The answer is yes. So what?” The interview made Frank the first member of Congress to choose to come out while in office, and propelled him into becoming one…
For Onboarding Hires These Days, How a New Job Starts Might Be Why It Ends

For Onboarding Hires These Days, How a New Job Starts Might Be Why It...

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For all the talk of American workers quitting in droves, it’s surprising we aren’t dwelling more on another career milestone, especially post-Covid: how to start a new job. Some 28% of people leave a new job in the first 90 days, according to new data from the recruiting-software firm Jobvite—and that number is growing. “The…
How Afghan E-Commerce Startup Aseel Is Pivoting to Help Its Compatriots In Need

How Afghan E-Commerce Startup Aseel Is Pivoting to Help Its Compatriots In Need

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When Mohammad Nasir went to a camp for internally displaced refugees in Kabul for the first time, people swarmed around him, trying to get their hands on packages of food he was carrying. In the desperate scrummage, Nasir was dragged around and manhandled, his clothes torn. “It’s a terrible feeling when someone is asking you…
Why We Can’t Ignore Our Dreams

Why We Can’t Ignore Our Dreams

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On Mar. 14, 44 B.C.E., Julius Caesar dreamed of flying up through the clouds, until being warmly received by Jupiter. His wife, Calpurnia, however, had a nightmare in which he got stabbed. The following morning, she urged him not to leave home, but he ignored her warning and was slaughtered. Both dreams were precognitive: while…
Another Facebook Whistleblower Just Testified in British Parliament. Here’s What to Know About Her Allegations

Another Facebook Whistleblower Just Testified in British Parliament. Here’s What to Know About Her...

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While appearing before a committee of lawmakers in the British parliament on Monday, Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang, a former data scientist for the company, testified that the social media site is allowing authoritarian governments to manipulate political discourse. Less than two weeks after Frances Haugen’s appearance before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Zhang’s first public testimony…
Colin Powell and the Transformative Power of Owning Your Mistakes

Colin Powell and the Transformative Power of Owning Your Mistakes

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This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. There are plenty of reasons people here in D.C. roll their eyes when someone mentions Aaron Sorkin. The screenwriter and playwright sent a generation of operatives to Washington who…
Japan’s Plummeting COVID-19 Cases Create Mysterious Success Story

Japan’s Plummeting COVID-19 Cases Create Mysterious Success Story

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(TOKYO) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trains are crowded, and the mood…
How William Shatner Turned a Flight of Fancy Into a Lyrical Pitch For the Planet

How William Shatner Turned a Flight of Fancy Into a Lyrical Pitch For the...

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A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to get a new edition delivered to your inbox from Susanna Schrobsdorff every weekend. “I was moved to tears by what I saw, and I come back filled with…overwhelmed by sadness and empathy for this beautiful thing we…