Newsweek International 2/19/2021

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the archives

1967 Newsweek wrote, “As the four-day truce in Vietnam ran out last week, the U.S. and Communist North Vietnam were still deadlocked on the issue of the bombing of the north, which Hanoi insists must end before peace talks can begin.” The U.S. received a report that Mao Zedong had “given North Vietnam the green light to begin talks with the United States.” However, multiple attempts at negotiating peace fell through as the U.S. continued launching bombing campaigns. Eventually, the Paris Peace Accords were signed in January 1973, ending American involvement in the war. 1977 Amid fears that “TV is turning children’s minds to mush and their psyches toward mayhem,” Newsweek reported “decidedly negative” evidence for the children under 5 who watched an average of 23.5 hours weekly. Today, 8- to 18-year-olds spend…

11 minutos
make the most of your next stimulus check

UNDER PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S PROPOSED $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan, most Americans would receive a third round of stimulus payments—this time a more generous $1,400 per person and perhaps as much as $5,600 for a family of four and $7,000 for a family of five. Given the sizeable amounts involved, the challenge, if the measure passes, will be to make sure you use the money in a way that delivers the biggest boost to your family’s financial security. “The stimulus funds should be viewed as a way to lessen one’s financial stress, not as a windfall,” says financial planner Nick Hofer, president of Boston Family Advisors. The emergency pandemic relief package, dubbed the American Rescue Plan, still faces significant hurdles on the path to becoming law. Republican lawmakers have countered with a smaller, $618…

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talking points

“It went from an intelligent decision to gambling.” —ANUBHAV GUHA, A 24-YEAR-OLD STUDENT WHOSE $500 INVESTMENT IN GAMESTOP GREW MORE TO THAN $200,000 “I’M EMBARRASSED AND SORRY. I USED AN UNACCEPTABLE AND INAPPROPRIATE RACIAL SLUR THAT I WISH I COULD TAKE BACK” —COUNTRY STAR MORGAN WALLEN “Reporting that a politician believes in/flirts with conspiracy theories is legit, but the attention they get should be proportional to their ability to influence actual public policy. Don’t make them famous, help them raise money or elevate conspiracy theories” —SENATOR MARCO RUBIO “Trump was burning the house down and we attorneys general were putting out the fire. It was an administration that can best be described by chaos and confusion and outright hate.” —new york ag letitia james “I’M JUST SO HAPPY BECAUSE NOW I GET TO SHARE WHAT MAKES ME THE…

4 minutos
reimagining diplomacy in the post-covid world: an indian perspective

WE ENTER 2021, HOPING TO PUT the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. While each society has dealt with it uniquely, global diplomacy will nevertheless focus on common concerns and shared lessons. Much of that revolves around the nature of globalization. Our generation has been conditioned to think of that largely in economic terms. The general sense is one of trade, finance, services, communication, technology and mobility. This expresses the interdependence and interpenetration of our era. What COVID-19, however, brought out was the deeper indivisibility of our existence. Real globalization is more about pandemics, climate change and terrorism. They must constitute the core of diplomatic deliberations. As we saw in 2020, overlooking such challenges comes at a huge cost. Despite its many benefits, the world has also seen strong reactions to globalization. Much of…

5 minutos
breaking through the noise

IN THE EARLY DAYS OF COVID, racking up social media views was easy—after all, everyone’s schedule had suddenly cleared. But, as the pandemic has worn on, social media expert Shama Hyder notes, “People are becoming more choosy about their [media] consumption. The first webinar’s cool, the second’s cool…the 80th webinar better really bring it, right?” Every Thursday at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, I host Better, a Newsweek video interview program streaming on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and You-Tube. Hyder—founder and CEO of Zen Media, a digital marketing and PR firm, and author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age—was a recent guest. During the interview, she shared these five strategies about how to break through the…

17 minutos
how covid attacks the brain

GABRIEL DE ERAUSQUIN FIRST BEGAN to worry about the long-term impact of COVID on the brain when he read early reports out of Wuhan, China last January that survivors had lost their ability to smell and taste. To a neuroscientist like de Erausquin, the sudden loss of two of the five senses was a “red flag.” His worry soon turned to alarm. One of his medical residents, a young mother in her early 30s diagnosed with COVID-19 who’d experienced respiratory complications, fever and exhaustion, was forced to quarantine away from her young children in a hotel room for a month. As her acute symptoms began to fade, what troubled her most about the experience was not the separation itself, she told de Erausquin, but how she felt about it—she felt entirely…