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The Nuance

It’s Time to Learn How to Microdose Anticipation

You can still anticipate positive events during the pandemic, but you may have to scale it back

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6 min readMay 7, 2020


Describing human beings, the 18th-century English writer Samuel Johnson pointed out that “the anticipation of change” is one of the greatest sources of human happiness. But once an…



Markham Heid

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.