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News Above the Noise—Week of November 26, 2023

News Above the Noise—Week of November 26, 2023

By The Sunday Paper Team

Editor's Note: Every week, The Sunday Paper's team of journalists sifts through the news to make sense of what's happening in the world and provide hope for your week to come. We find what Rises Above the Noise and do our best to highlight what we think matters. If you’d like to read more in-depth, please note that while we do our best to feature articles that are not behind a paywall, some of the news pieces we recommend require their own subscriptions beyond our control.

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1. What We Know About the Hostage-Prisoner Exchanges

Yesterday the second hostage-for-prisoners exchange was carried out after a delay, and we’re starting to learn more about the hostages released. For more on this developing story, click here.

2. “It’s the Biggest Regret of My Life”

If you’re like most people, you likely have some regrets—and aim to live your life in such a way that you minimize future regrets. The wisdom and advice in this article is full of gems that’ll help you make sure you’re on the path to a full, meaningful life, no matter how old you are.

3. How Menopause Changes the Brain

Of the roughly 6 million adults 65 and older who have Alzheimer’s disease, almost two-thirds of them are women. Thankfully, researchers are finally trying to figure out why—and there’s a growing consensus that menopause may be an important risk factor for the development of dementia later on. Here's what you need to know about the connection.

4. At 33, Anne Lamott Thought She Knew Everything

When she was younger, bestselling author Anne Lamott tried to find meaning when the news took a turn for the awful. Now? The goal is more acceptance, less searching. “The meaning is that we have come through so much, and we take care of each other and, against all odds, heal, imperfectly,” she writes in her latest essay on aging for the Washington Post. You can read her thoughtful piece here.

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