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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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Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan

Kate is a freelance journalist who’s been published by Popular Science, The New York Times, USA Today, and many more. Read more at bykatemorgan.com.

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