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Sunday Reads: Already Forgotten New Year’s Resolutions, Suicide Hotline Masturbators and World War III Memes

Instead of opting for a New Year’s resolution, I’ve decided on some vague, shall we say, goals for 2020. Like “read more books” and “spend less time mindlessly using my phone.” Considering I used my phone for just over seven hours on New Year’s Day — thanks for that info, Apple Screen Time 🙁 — I’m already a little bit off the pace. But, y’know, I’ll keep at it, because it’s probably the right thing for my mental health, and that’s really what resolutions, er, goals, should be about, right? 

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