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The Week In GOOD

It's winter, it's cold, and GOOD's blog is going into hibernation for a little while. We'll be back in the new year, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. It will be fun. It will be wonderful. Until then, have a happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. Buy someone a gift subscription. Be safe. Here's what we've been doing the last week:

You won an award! Congratulations!

11 Spring Street opened and closed. It was awesome.

People said stupid things and asked stupid questions and had premarital sex. Pretty standard.

Check in on the Middle East hot spots: election in Iran and Iraqi TV.

Plus the city makes music, Jesus loses his foreskin, and a dolphin went exctinct.

We might have missed some emails you sent us. Please forgive us and try again.

Happy holidays everyone. See you in the new year.

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via International Monetary Fund / Flickr and Streetsblog Denver / Flickr

Seventeen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made a dramatic speech Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In her address, she called for a public and private sector divestment from fossil fuel companies

"Immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels. We don't want these things done by 2050, or 2030 or even 2021 — we want this done now," she said.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mocked the teenager on Thursday during a press briefing in Davos.

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Even though marathon running is on the decline, half a million people signed up to participate in the 2020 London Marathon. It seems wild that someone would voluntarily sign up to run 26.2 miles, but those half a million people might actually be on to something. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running a marathon can help reverse signs of aging.

Researchers at Barts and University College London looked at 138 first-time marathon runners between the ages of 21 and 69. "We wanted to look at novice athletes. We didn't include people who said they ran for more than two hours a week," Dr. Charlotte Manisty, the study's senior author and cardiologist at University College London, said per CNN.

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via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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