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I never appreciated the in-betweens: those routines you go through every day on your way to the next activity, the mindless tasks you can do with your eyes closed. Since work-from-home and the pandemic, those moments have slipped away without my noticing. Only now do I realize I miss the weird, thoughtful, creative places my brain can go while waiting for something else to happen. Perhaps the in-betweens were more important than I realized.

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Why Amy Coney Barrett’s questions about adoption worry abortion rights activists

The justice suggested adoption could relieve the need for abortion. That ignores the risks of pregnancy, critics say.

Negative body talk could be hurting your friendships. Here’s how to have healthier conversations.

Fat talk is contagious and potentially damaging — but there are ways to avoid it