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♥ Another Unlikely Pandemic Shortage: Boba Tea (The New York Times): “… a surge of pent-up demand for products assembled abroad, coupled with a shortage of workers due to coronavirus cases or quarantine protocols, has caused a monthslong maritime pileup at ports in Los Angeles and San Francisco and left ships delivering goods from Asia — including tapioca — waiting… View Post

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♥ Yahoo Answers, a Haven for the Confused, Is Shutting Down (The New York Times): “Yahoo, which is owned by Verizon Media, will be shutting down the question-and-answer service and deleting its archives on May 4, erasing a corner of the internet that will be widely remembered for its — to be charitable — less-than-enriching contributions to human knowledge since… View Post

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♥ Why People Keep Asking Which Vaccine You Got (The Atlantic): “After a year of awkward conversation, the United States has entered vaccine exuberance. People are sharing vaccine selfies, posting photos of their vaccine cards to Instagram, and even just broadcasting tips on where they got appointments or found short lines … Some people are even comparing the vaccines as… View Post

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♥ Why Ships Keep Crashing (The Atlantic): “Seldom does a ship get stuck in the Suez (though it does happen every few years), and seldom does a maritime disaster attract such attention. But even though the world is incredibly dependent on ships … major maritime incidents are surprisingly common … 41 large ships were lost in 2019, and 46 in… View Post

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♥ Majorities of Americans see at least some discrimination against Black, Hispanic and Asian people in the U.S. (Pew Research Center): “Sizable majorities across racial and ethnic groups say Asian people face at least some discrimination; 42% of Asian Americans say that Asian people face a lot of discrimination. By comparison, 36% of Hispanic people, 32% of Black people and… View Post

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