China Tried to Slow Divorces by Making Couples Wait. Instead, They Rushed.

A new rule requiring a cooling-off period before a divorce could be granted led to an outcry, as well as a surge of applications to beat the deadline.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #marriages, #social-conditions-and-trends, #womens-rights

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White Riot

How racism, grievance, resentment and the fear of diminished status came together to fuel violence and mayhem on Jan. 6.

#democratic-party, #income-inequality, #republican-party, #social-conditions-and-trends, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #whites

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We Know How to Curb the Pandemic. How Do We Make People Listen?

Could better public health messaging persuade more people to change their behavior?

#consumer-behavior, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-conditions-and-trends

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A ‘Terrifying’ Covid Surge Will Land in Biden’s Lap

Total coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 10 million on Sunday. Experts say the virus is spreading out of control and could grow worse before President-elect Biden takes office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Schools Stay Open in Europe’s New Lockdowns, a Reversal From Spring

Europe’s latest wave of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus have largely avoided closing schools. We take a look at why and how they are being kept open.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #france, #germany, #ireland, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-conditions-and-trends, #teachers-and-school-employees

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How to Actually Make America Great

Reversing 50 years of social decline.

#garrett-shaylyn-romney, #income-inequality, #social-conditions-and-trends, #the-upswing-how-america-came-together-a-century-ago-and-how-we-can-do-it-again-book, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weave-the-social-fabric-project

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Loving a Champion Hugger in an Air-Hug Season

Pressing our hearts together is my husband’s fast-track return to the intimacy he grew up with. For me, growing up with a more reserved British dad, it took some getting used to.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #hugging, #quarantines, #social-conditions-and-trends

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The Pandemic Has Reshaped American Fatherhood. Can It Last?

Evidence from Sweden shows even short stints of time at home for fathers can have long-term consequences.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-leaves, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #quarantines, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states

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Coronavirus Aid: Millions Can See Its End, and They’re Scared

Emergency programs have cushioned the shutdown’s impact on workers and businesses and lifted the economy, but may not outlast the coronavirus crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #personal-finances, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-conditions-and-trends, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How to Be Alone in Quarantine

I was struggling with quarantine — until I found the polar explorers.

#antarctic-regions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #exploration-and-explorers, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #social-conditions-and-trends

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