Markets bombed, investors carried on
It’s going to take a lot more than a single market meltdown for small investors to chicken out of stocks. One of the biggest surprises in the first half of 2020 was what didn’t happen: most individual investors, despite their reputation as nervous Nellies who sell into every panic, didn’t dump their stocks even when the market meltdown was at its worst.
On the fate of cheek kissing and handshakes post-pandemic
Will people ever shake hands again? Will cheek kissing become passé? These once standard greetings have become dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic — and many are left wondering what etiquette will look like in a post-pandemic world.
Can I trust this map? 4 questions to ask when you see a map of the Covid-19 pandemic
Maps have shown us how the events of this disastrous year have played out around the globe, from the Australian bushfires to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. But there are good reasons to question the maps we see. Maps often inform our actions, but how do we know which ones are trustworthy?