Can Someone Direct Me To An Extrovert's Guide To Social Distancing? Thanks In Advance.
Cuties! I hope you’re well this morning. Personally, I just knocked my coffee cup and sent scalding liquid flying, but it miraculously avoided my laptop, so I’m feeling lucky.
To stay apprised on COVID-19 updates, please consult the World Health Organization and your local health authority. Wash your hands. Stay home if you’re sick. Elbow bump to your heart’s content. But seriously, wash your hands.
Unpopular opinion: I agree with Kevin Roose that Working From Home Is Overrated. Obviously, since social distancing flattens the curve and prevents the spread of the disease, I support it wholeheartedly right now and am grateful I have a job that allows me to keep working in these situations, but I’m also an extroverted former theater kid who loves hugs and chooses to live in a big city to be constantly surrounded by humans that help fill the anxious hole in my soul, so this isn’t fun. Introverts and WFH enthusiasts, SEND IN YOUR TIPS! Perhaps we’ll do a tips and tricks issue.
Gizmodo did a deep dive on why appropriate doses of ketamine work for treatment-resistant depression, and it is fascinating, science-heavy look at how the dissociative properties of the drug help depressive patients.
A beautiful but haunting collection of photos looks at public spaces emptied by the coronavirus outbreak.
Ooof, Oprah’s had a couple of bad months.
And finally, did you need a 1,300 word MIT Technology Review story on how the online knitting community was split asunder by disputes over political patterns? If you subscribe to this Missive, you already know that OF COURSE YOU DO.
Be kind to each other, and wash those hands!