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What experts say about their power of influence

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One of the few joys in the weeks of recent, unending awful news surrounding the novel coronavirus has been the emergence of Andrew and Chris Cuomo as sibling rivals. We’ve watched Governor Cuomo, the elder brother, and Chris, the CNN anchor, bicker on-air about calling their parents and which one is their mother’s favorite. We’ve heard about the younger Cuomo’s fever dream in which his brother donned a ballet costume. (Chris Cuomo was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the end of March.) …

People are finding relief in a personality trait that explains their extreme sensitivity (myself included)

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Whenever there’s a thunderstorm, I reflexively reach to cover my ears. I’m 29, and this is something I’m generally embarrassed by. It’s also the only life I’ve known. My parents say that a tropical storm rolled through the region during my first birthday party, and I howled the whole way through. …

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