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9 Fads We Couldn't Get Enough of in 2021
All the rage this year? Comfort and joy
2021: The Year in Pictures
There were still challenges, but glamour and games finally returned
How America's Teachers Are Navigating Complex Racial Debates: 'We're Here to Bring People Together'
Three educators featured in this week’s PEOPLE of the Year issue discuss how they create a safe space for their students to talk about tough issues
Britney Spears, Simu Liu and More Stars Who Had a Very Good Year in 2021
Yes, 2021 was a roller coaster, but these celebs personified kindness and strength
Celebrating Sandra Oh's Most Iconic Roles as She's Named One of PEOPLE's 2021 People of the Year
This history-making Golden Globe award-winning actress has been on screen and in our lives for more than 20 years 
The Sweet and Innovative Ways Teachers Kept Kids Engaged in Remote Learning: 'We Tried Everything'
"I think that children were the ones who reminded us, this is why we're doing this, this is where the hope is," says Juliana Urtubey, National Teacher of the Year and one of the 2021 PEOPLE of the Year

More People of the Year

Sandra Oh on Finding Hope and 'Commonality' in Fraught Times: 'We Need to Move Through Fear'
The award-winning actress — who is celebrated this week on the cover as one of the People of the Year — opens up about fighting for change with her barrier-breaking career
Dolly Parton Talks Giving Back and Being a Tough Boss: 'I Try to Rule with Love and Compassion'
The American icon, one of PEOPLE's People of the Year, doubled down on her philanthropy this past year — and flexed her business side, too.
George Clooney's Activism in Photos

PEOPLE honors the actor as a Person of the Year for his lifelong activism and determination to keep going