Happy Sunday!

It’s getting a little buggy out there, isn’t it? In some parts of the country, billions of “Brood X” cicadas have emerged from the ground – to mixed reviews from the humans. Some news outlets have added trigger warnings on photo galleries of the big bugs while other folks are sharing cicada recipes. John Cooley and Chris Simon, who study ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, wrote an article for us earlier this year answering your cicada questions, including “is climate change affecting this wonder of the insect world?

Here are our top five stories of the week on our website.

Emily Costello

Managing Editor

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visits a hospital for COVID-19 patients, unmasked, in Minsk on Nov. 27, 2020. Andrei Stasevich\TASS via Getty Images

World’s worst pandemic leaders: 5 presidents and prime ministers who badly mishandled COVID-19

Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University; Dorothy Chin, University of California, Los Angeles; Elizabeth J King, University of Michigan; Elize Massard da Fonseca, Fundação Getulio Vargas; Salvador Vázquez del Mercado, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas; Scott L. Greer, University of Michigan

The pandemic's not over yet, but these world leaders have already cemented their place in history for failing to effectively combat the deadly coronavirus. Some of them didn't even really try.

Some workers aren’t that excited about a return to the office. Antonio Sanchez Albacete/EyeEm via Getty Images

Employees are feeling burned over broken work-from-home promises and corporate culture ‘BS’ as employers try to bring them back to the office

Kimberly Merriman, University of Massachusetts Lowell; David Greenway, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Tamara Montag-Smit, University of Massachusetts Lowell

A divide is growing between workers and management over the return to the office and other issues.