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And The Heat Goes On – The reFRESH

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Art by FRESH Speaker Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya as part of an initiative with NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine program to create murals for healthcare centers around New York City. Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re riding out the heatwave meteorologically, politically, and culturally. What we’re checking out Many parts of the United States were […]

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COVID-19 Is Not An Equalizer – The reFRESH

Art by Micah Bazant Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re taking a look at how the pandemic is affecting different communities in different ways. Spoiler: this is not an equal opportunity pandemic. What we’re checking out… Black Americans are suffering from COVID-19 in the highest numbers. Latinx people are the hardest hit by pay cuts […]

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Refreshing Perspectives – The reFRESH

Image via Chelsea Handler Written by Jackson Bird As we collectively adjust to a new normal, we’re focusing this week’s reFRESH on unique takes and important perspectives on the pandemic. What we’re checking out… This week’s New York Times Magazine cover story featured the stories of essential workers, in their own words and with their own […]

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Who Run the Space Station? – The reFRESH

Image by NASA Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re celebrating the first all-woman spacewalk, imagining a future run by women, and considering how our schedules affect our well-being. What we’re checking out… After an unfortunate mix-up with the spacesuits earlier this spring, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir led the first all-women spacewalk today to replace […]

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Enjoy Autumn While It Still Exists – The reFRESH

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Photo by Markus Spiske Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re only minorly freaking out about the climate crisis, but mostly we’re focusing on how we can work together to make change while we still can. What we’re checking out… Fall is officially here and that means cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, and… unprecedented jet stream […]

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