Because the world is stressful and existential threats can be oppressive if taken in immoderate doses, the Bulletin sometimes recommends gentle, uplifting, and even lightly humorous articles as nighttime reading for the unduly apprehensive. This is one of those times.
So, as you read this soothing piece from The New Yorker, we suggest you also follow its instructions: During the half hour between the launch of a nuclear ballistic missile and its detonation in your city, “[s]lowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, if you are not weeping.”
Then, lie down on your yoga mat and blame the whole thing on Jill Stein voters.
There. Feeling better already, aren’t you?
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