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Back when I worked in an after-school program, we had a kid named David who never wanted to do his homework. I would order him, I would cajole him, one time I even forbade him from doing it just to see if I could leverage his contrarian nature. None of these worked.

​“Just give him two options,” my boss told me.

“What do you mean?”

“When you give a kid two options, their natural instinct is to choose one. Instead of saying ‘do your homework,’ ask, ‘Would you rather do your math homework or your English homework first?’ Or, ‘Where…


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CHRIS WALLACE, FOX ANCHOR: And hello again from Fox News in Washington. Today from the White House, we’re on the president’s patio just outside the Oval Office.

President Trump, you’ve agreed to answer all manner of questions, no subject off-limits. Thank you and welcome back to “FOX NEWS SUNDAY.”

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you very much.

And I’ve agreed to type my comments in bold into this transcript, because when you hear that Trump did an interview on Fox News where they actually called him on his lies and his failures, you pop the popcorn and…


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According to the data from streaming sites, a disproportionate number of viewers have been rewatching movies and TV shows they’ve already seen instead of trying something new these last few months. And if that’s you, let the record show that you are completely normal.[1]

Call it the comfort of something familiar in a time of national panic. It’s the reason you’ve been getting so many texts from exes, and it’s the reason I keep craving food from my favorite pizza place.

I assume it was this need for familiarity that made me recently spring for the 2.99 to rent Face/Off…


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Death, infection, closed businesses, missed school days, sadness, boredom, loneliness. The problems keep coming, faster and harder than our system can handle them, with nearly half the nation experiencing rising case counts and more challenges looming as states continue reopening. We are five months into our coronavirus war, over 100,000 people have died, and we are struggling with enemies on all fronts.

So why not build a bigger army?

Since the pandemic started, just under 45 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits. Between payments from the state and an additional $600 from the federal government, many who qualify now…


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When it happened, I thought that he would make it. That his story would end well, and that, weeks from now, if the same thing happened to anyone I knew, I could be the calming voice of one who had been there before and whose story could give them hope.

If you told me today that your dad was diagnosed with coronavirus, I would tell you what others told me: that most people — even old people — who get this don’t have to go to the hospital. Most people who go to the hospital don’t have to go to…

Jonathan Krieger

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