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What’s the pandemic missing? Gossip. These juicy tidbits should tide you over


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by Megan Burns
11th Mar 2021

Read time: 7 mins

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With almost a year of monotonous days stacked up, Megan Burns is peering backward to find the sparks that used to alight our conversations

I noticed recently that I’d become even worse than normal at keeping in touch with friends (I’m pretty terrible at the best of times). I reasoned that it wasn’t my fault: there’s absolutely nothing to talk about anyway. With an uninterrupted roster of work, a daily walk, and comfort re-watching sitcoms on repeat, my life has taken on a flat quality that I fear has made me irretrievably dull. I had no news, no updates,...

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