Most Americans hate winter. Here's what they're missing.

Clearing the snow in Myersville, Md., in 2018. (Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti)

You can learn to feel just as vibrant and alive in the dark depths of January as you do on a spring morning, a midsummer's afternoon or a crisp autumn day.

Book tip: "The God Game" by Danny Tobey

Thriller imagines a predatory AI force taking over a computer game.

Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb

Models wearing creations from the Stella McCartney Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection during Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 30, 2019. For more than a decade McCartney has been in the sustainability fight.  (Photos by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Sustainability in fashion is a hot topic, with retailers racing to prove their green credentials

Kids have an endless supply of questions, but answering might not help them learn

"By modeling the process of independent learning — whether that's going to the library or searching online — we demonstrate how to discover information and ideas that may spark a lifelong passion."

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A royal mess: Fiddling while the planet burns

Australia scorched by the most devastating wildfires ever, killing dozens of humans and a billion animals; glaciers melting 100 times faster than previously thought; Venice inundated by unimaginably high tidal floods; tornados of magnitudes never...

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Colin Jost — April 26 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50

Tanya Tucker — May 24 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45

Matchbox Twenty — July 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $61-$81

Patti LaBelle — May 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $19-$39

Toby Keith — Sept. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$85

Zac Brown Band — May 30 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $38.50-$106.50

David Sedaris — April 9 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $36-$68

Jim Norton — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $37-$59