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Why Talking to People Is So Awkward Right Now

Six months isolating with your cat is a long time

A young woman lies languidly in bed on her stomach while a cute cat stands on her back.
Photo: Sarah Casillas/Getty Images

After months of self-quarantining with her girlfriend in Brooklyn, Nicole Boyce recently opened up her in-person social circle — to her neighbor’s cat, who she’s sitting.

So far, it hasn’t been the most confidence-inspiring experience. “My main social interaction is this cat,”…



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