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A Letter to My Imposter Syndrome 

Advikaa Anand writes an open letter to her imposter syndrome and its impact on her own mental health as a young woman of color with hearing loss. Imposter syndrome plagues successful role models such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, too, she writes, encouraging others to remember that they are not alone and that they are enough.

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Changing Your Mind About Vaccination Isn’t a Sign of Weakness

Generally, people are creatures of habit. You likely feel most comfortable doing what has worked for you in the past. The more you learn to pay attention to how much change there is in the environment, the more you can work to push yourself to explore new options and change your beliefs and behavior based on new evidence.

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white masks spell out 2021 on hardwood floor
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Mississippi and Texas Dropped COVID-19 Mask Mandates, but Urge People to Still Wear Them

The governors of Texas and Mississippi announced that they were rescinding their statewide mask mandates and allowing restaurants and other businesses to return to 100% capacity in early March. The moves come while new infection numbers in the U.S. are still higher than they were in September and just ahead of school spring breaks, known for large gatherings and crowded bars where the coronavirus can quickly spread.

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Incitement To Violence Is Rarely Explicit—Here Are Some Techniques People Use To Breed Hate

As senators plan for an impeachment trial—in which former President Donald Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to mount a deadly insurrection at the Capitol—global concern is growing about threats of violent unrest in multiple countries, including the U.S. The United Nations reports the proliferation of dangerous speech online represents a “new era” in conflict.

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