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An art exhibit on the National Mall honors health care workers who died of COVID

An art exhibit on the National Mall honors health care workers who died of COVID

Exhibit creator Susannah Perlman poses in front of the “tiny home” on the National Mall in Washington, DC Catie Dull/NPR hide caption toggle caption Catie Dull/NPR Exhibit creator Susannah Perlman poses in front of the “tiny home” on the National Mall in Washington, DC Catie Dull/NPR Susannah Perlman remembers her mother Marla’s smile, a big, …

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The Twitter Bubble Let Democrats Defy Political Gravity

The Twitter Bubble Let Democrats Defy Political Gravity

There is a wholly self-contained ecosystem of far-right influencers and followers on Twitter and Facebook. We know that it spreads disinformation and prejudice, but less thought is given to the ways in which such an ecosystem creates phantom movements—where a few motivated obsessives can make a cause appear far more popular than it really is. …

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The Harms of Psychedelics Need to Be Put Into Context

The Harms of Psychedelics Need to Be Put Into Context

In November 2021, when the psychedelics company Compass Pathways released the top-line results of its trial looking at psilocybin in patients with treatment-resistant depression, the stock of the company plunged almost 30 percent. The dive was reportedly prompted by the somewhat-middling results of the research—but also because of the scattering of serious adverse events that …

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Seeking Psychedelics?  Check the Data Privacy Clause

Seeking Psychedelics? Check the Data Privacy Clause

Next week, Coloradans will vote on a ballot initiative that, if approved, would create a regulated market for psilocybin in the state. Under this initiative, called Proposition 122, or the Natural Medicine Health Act, psilocybin would be produced in Colorado and administered under supervision at licensed “healing centers.” (Other substances could be added in a …

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Shopping for ACA health insurance?  Here's what's new this year

Shopping for ACA health insurance? Here’s what’s new this year

It’s fall again, meaning shorter days, cooler temperatures, and open enrollment for Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance — sign-ups begin this week for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2023. Even though much of the ACA coverage stays the same from year to year, there have been a few changes you’ll want to take note of …

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