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Osaka Naomi of Japan returns the ball during the women's singles first round match against Patricia Maria Tig of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, May 30, 2021. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua via Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka and the power of no: What we can learn from the tennis champ

A psychiatrist explains why we should all be more like Osaka.

Culture
Coloured engraving, from an illustrated Hebrew Bible, depicting the table for showbread inside the Tabernacle at the time of the Exodus. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)

Ancient table scraps offer a fresh twist on Jewish culinary heritage

How we eat reflects how we live — now and in the past.

Love Chip

HBO Max’s best sci-fi series reveals the dangers of a controversial new technology

Boldly Forward

Star Trek's next big comeback could finally deliver on a long-overdue promise

Musk See TV

Elon Musk hosting SNL has no good outcomes

The gig has only one possible result: promoting Elon Musk himself.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the best psychological cult thriller on Netflix ASAP

Under His Eye

How 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 is staying relevant in a post-Trump America

Seeded

Far Cry 5: One terrifying thing the divisive game gets right

Behind political cowardice is a chillingly accurate mind control story.

Culture

Ancient Mayan collapse reveals why America needs UBI

History repeats itself.

Medicine

Wu Lien-teh: How an early 1900s pandemic inspired the N95 mask

Dr. Wu Lien-teh brought down the Manchurian Plague. Lien-teh was a Malayan doctor who we have to thank for an early version of the N95 mask. The man did not mess around when it came to infectious disease in the early 1900s.

Nerd Rant

Subs vs. Dubs: 5 reasons anime subs are better than dubs

Dattebayo!

Gaming

'Last of Us 2' reveals why the worst trope in video games needs to die in 2021