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What Doomscrolling Does to the Brain

Not knowing anything at all will make you anxious, but so will reading all bad news all the time

Illustration: Shira Inbar

It’s not hyperbolic to say that almost all the news these days is bad news. A deadly, economically crippling pandemic has now dragged into its seventh month. Wildfires sparked by climate change are still ravaging the West Coast. The country’s…

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