Another tip he offers is to read books that your favourite authors were formed by. “The pursuit of the works that shaped a loved writer’s mind can be fascinating in itself,” he writes. I recall visiting Jenny Offill’s website after reading her sparkling Dept. of Speculation and discovering other titles that, she said, had influenced her writing in one way or another. Some, like Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, I had come across before; others, such as Joe Brainard’s I Remember, I happily devoured. … [Read more...] about Books not to read before you die
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When our body contracts an infection, it automatically produces antibodies to fight off that infection. Otherwise, vaccines, which often carry the disease-causing microorganism in a dormant or inactive state, help the body produce those antibodies so as to protect an individual from catching the infection, making him/her immune to it. Besides, if an individual is immune to a disease, he/she cannot pass it on to others. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
In addition, we get no feedback about how a particular protective action has changed our probability of getting infected. If all of our actions work, the outcome is that we don’t get sick. But not being sick was the state we were in before we took those actions. Thus, it seems as if the preventive actions caused nothing to happen because we can’t see the negative outcome that might have happened if we hadn’t been so vigilant. … [Read more...] about Quarantine fatigue is real: Why Americans are tiring of social distancing and handwashing
In the faceoff between human and microbe, Gado said he was more determined than ever to use his cartoons to make audiences not only laugh and think, but reimagine their world. If he can challenge people’s perceptions and bring about even a bit of change, he said, that will be the “ultimate joy.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Tanzanian cartoonist uses medium to keep up fight against misinformation
Even though season two of Homecoming had to have its debut in self-isolation and the release of her highly anticipated thriller Antebellum got pushed to the fall, Monáe’s acting projects were largely complete before the pandemic. On the other hand, creating new music to follow up her 2018 Grammy-nominated album Dirty Computer has been a struggle. … [Read more...] about Janelle Monáe fights COVID-19 food insecurity with #WondaLunch