A Simple Way to Reduce Social Stress in a Pandemic Winter

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As predicted, the return of cooler weather has pushed many of us Northern Hemisphere-dwellers back indoors amid a rising second wave of the pandemic. In places like Washington state and Toronto, Canada, snowballing Covid-19 rates have prompted local health officials to discourage residents from socializing with anyone who isn’t a member of their household — including outdoors. And across the…