How Did Ancient People Deal With Boredom?

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People around the world have been subjected to a number of changes in their lives over the last few months.

If we’re lucky, we’re still healthy and employed. But that doesn’t make it easy — we’re stuck apart from our friends, subject to new anxieties about our health and our economic futures, waiting for faraway officials to tell us when and how we will be able to resume our “normal” lives.




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