Congratulations, everyone. You made it through 2021, which is to say that you made it through another year of intense historical upheaval. Generations of schoolchildren will grow up learning about the events of 2021. But when they do, what words will they use?
I’m glad you asked, because this year has given us a veritable glut of words — some new, some repurposed — that sum up the past 12 months better than almost anything else. Can you speak 2021? Here’s a glossary.
To walk around outside, making a conscious effort to watch out for small wonders as you go. Perhaps you’ll spot a beautiful vista, or a gorgeous cloud, or some cheerful graffiti. Scientists claim that awe walks can help to deactivate the default