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Now Is Not the Time to Obsess About Productivity

Slowing down might feel uncomfortable right now. That’s exactly why it’s necessary.

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InIn case you haven’t already gathered from recent viral tweets, Shakespeare apparently wrote King Lear while quarantined. Nearly a century later, according to said tweets, Isaac Newton allegedly used his time in quarantine to develop calculus.

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Rainesford Stauffer

Rainesford Stauffer

Author of An Ordinary Age, out 5/4/2021. Freelance writer. Kentuckian.

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