I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

If you’ve ever worked in retail, you already know what I’m about to tell you: Towards the end of October, a feeling of horror begins to develop that has nothing to do with Halloween. As the days get shorter and the wind cools down, coworkers start to whisper to each other, “Are you ready?” The … Read more

The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained

The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained

The Vox Book Club is linking to Bookshop.org to support local and independent booksellers. The ending of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise is hard to talk about. It’s hard even to think about. The first time I read it, I made an involuntary sound of shock that made a friend demand to know what was wrong. … Read more

A Nashville Restriction Eats Away at Public Trust Like Acid

A Nashville Restriction Eats Away at Public Trust Like Acid

A social distancing sign on a table inside the Home Team Pub, which has recently introduced strict social distancing rules after reopening from coronavirus restrictions in the Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, N.Y., July 22, 2020. (Maranie Staab/Reuters) The report that Nashville city officials downplayed and hid data which indicate that few of the city’s coronavirus … Read more

National Trust launches fundraising campaign to battle falling finances

National Trust launches fundraising campaign to battle falling finances

The National Trust has launched a huge fundraising campaign to generate much-needed funds after its finances took a hit during lockdown. The six-week Everyone Needs Nature campaign follows focus on the link between the living world and wellbeing in an effort to stimulate donations. It comes after an announcement last month by the charity’s director-general, … Read more

Woodland Trust unveils contenders for England's Tree of the Year title

Woodland Trust unveils contenders for England's Tree of the Year title

A sycamore laced with shoes, an oak bound in chains and a 1,000-year-old yew are among contenders to be named England’s Tree of the Year 2020. The Woodland Trust’s annual competition, now in its seventh year, shines a light on the nation‘s best trees to create interest in their value and protection. The Shoe Tree … Read more

College students are motivated to vote, but many don’t trust US elections

College students are motivated to vote, but many don’t trust US elections

College students are highly motivated to vote, but they say they’re less confident in the legitimacy of the election — and many are likely to doubt the results. That’s according to a new survey from the Knight Foundation, a nonprofit that funds research and projects to foster more engaged communities. The survey was done through … Read more

Trial over late Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s trust pushed back to 2021

Trial over late Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s trust pushed back to 2021

Next month’s scheduled trial pitting the three individuals who run the Patrick D. Bowlen Trust against the late Broncos owner’s two oldest children has been continued to 2021, a source told The Post on Thursday night. Arapahoe County Court Judge John Scipione made the decision that because of COVID-19 concerns, an in-person trial starting Sept. … Read more

Dominic Cummings lockdown breach badly damaged nation's trust in government

Boris Johnson faces pressure to sack Dominic Cummings for breaking lockdown

The trip to Durham taken by the PM’s adviser Dominic Cummings at the height of lockdown drastically undermined public trust in the Government’s handling of the pandemic, according to research. Analysis, conducted by University College London, found the actions of the government aide reduced people’s willingness to follow social distancing rules. Published in medical journal … Read more

15 staff at NHS trust test positive for coronavirus

15 staff at NHS trust test positive for coronavirus

Fifteen staff at a large NHS trust have tested positive for coronavirus. East Kent Hospitals tested 9,000 members of staff over five days last week and the results were announced on Tuesday. Kent has been under the spotlight after the region recorded some of the highest Covid-19 mortality rates in England last month. The 15 … Read more

Democrats are worried they can’t trust the 2020 state polls. Maybe they should be.

Democrats are worried they can’t trust the 2020 state polls. Maybe they should be.

The polls say things are looking very good for former Vice President Joe Biden. Polling averages show the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ahead in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona. And some eye-popping surveys even have him leading President Donald Trump in Texas, which hasn’t gone for a Democrat since 1976. But is … Read more