Do Masks Mask Our Emotions? Not Necessarily, Says One Expert
The United Kingdom is the latest in a long list of countries to make mask wearing mandatory to slow down the spread of Covid-19, with face coverings compulsory on public transport starting Monday. Many more of us
Quarantine Fatigue: Why Some of Us Have Stopped Being Vigilant and How to Overcome It
If you’ve found you’re no longer disinfecting your hands as often or becoming more lenient toward unnecessary trips outside, you’re not alone. This unintentional phenomenon is “caution fatigue” — and you have your brain to
Public Shaming Has Become a Common Pastime During the Pandemic. But It Doesn’t Really Work
Public shaming, in this era of rapid judgment and ensuing internet outrage, is nothing new. But the pandemic has made it a popular pastime. Runners have been berated for exercising without masks. City dwellers have been criticized for congregating
Safetyism Isn’t the Problem
APS Member/Author: Pamela Paresky As America debates when and how to reopen, those concerned about the side effects of the lockdown have begun to use the word “safetyism” to characterize what they consider extreme social-distancing
Why Do We Feel Uneasy About a ‘New Normal’?
Ever since we were first confined to our homes, we’ve daydreamed about the return to normal life, from the exhilarating to the mundane. We want to visit our favourite pubs, theatres or shops, and we
Can the “New Normal” Ever Go Back to the Old One?
If you’re looking for a window on the new normal, it may very well be made of plexiglass. Russ Miller, who manages TAP Plastics in San Leandro, California, says business is booming. “It’s absolutely insanely