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  • The Times has a stark report on how doctors and nurses are handling the winter COVID surge: “You come back to work and you ask who died,” said an intensive care nurse. “I don’t think people understand the toll that that takes unless you’ve actually done it.”
  • Friends who buy a house together stay together (in that house).
  • Eater mourns the closure of Astoria restaurant Zenon Taverna, and what it represented for the writer: "And now the closure of a restaurant, of all things, was bringing all these fears I thought I had quelled — fears about more sickness, another shutdown, and another isolated winter — to the surface again."
  • The Wall Street Journal created a dozen automated TikTok accounts to show how their algorithms inundate teens with eating-disorder videos.
  • Nightmare anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is also a hypocrite: Politico reports he held a party at his house last week and the invitation asked guests to get tested or vaccinated before going.
  • The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly bringing Kyrie Irving back as a part-time player for games outside New York.
  • A Florida man compared himself to Rosa Parks after being kicked off a flight for wearing a thong on his face instead of a mask.
  • It's 2021, and people still don't know how to pronounce Chipotle.
  • Donald Trump, whom NY Magazine calls "most openly anti-Semitic president in American history," said a bunch of awful anti-Semitic stuff in a new interview.
  • Barack Obama still has good taste in music.
  • And finally, dachshunds are quite dramatic: