Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of April 6
Happy Monday! Easter is around the corner (although we may have already been dipping into the candy stash…), a new week is in front of us and it’s a great time to enjoy a cup of coffee, some reads, some resources and a little bit of laughter.
By Chloe I. Cooney | Medium
We both felt guilty for the work we were not doing — and aching for the way our son was struggling and needed us to be present and calm and just with him.
By Camila Domonoske | NPR
Yeast, baking powder and spiral hams were big hits in America’s shopping carts last week. As the country settles in — possibly for the long haul — under stay-at-home orders, baking projects appear to be a common distraction, while panic purchasing of some products seems to be subsiding.
By Kate Wagner | Curbed
Houses are a particular paradox. We expect them to serve as long-term, if not permanent, shelter—the word “mortgage” even has the prefix mort, death, implying that the house will live longer than we will—but we also expect them to shift in response to our needs and desires.
By David Nield | Wired
With so many people stuck inside, Zoom has become the default video chat platform for millions. Its simple, accessible interface makes keeping in touch with family, friends, and coworkers a cinch. At the same time, many have found Zoom’s default privacy and security features lacking, exposing users to trolls and unwanted oversight. If you’re using Zoom, here’s how to stay safe and protected.
By Lulu Garcia Navarro | NPR
As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies across the country, many churches, synagogues, temples and mosques are temporarily shutting their doors to all public services.
By Scott Horsley | NPR
As the United States tumbles into a coronavirus recession, the Federal Reserve is using its nearly unlimited power to generate cash to cushion the fall. “The Fed is doing everything they can to keep financial markets functioning and credit available to households and firms,” former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said during a forum organized by the Brookings Institution.
There’s a lot of news, information and recommendations out there. We’ve consolidated all of our coverage here—click any one of the sections below and enjoy a content feed curated to the topic you’re interested in.
Scientists are testing everyday items to find the best protection from coronavirus. Pillow cases, flannel pajamas and origami vacuum bags are all candidates.
Airlines around the world have grounded their flights. Countries have shut their borders, and ordered everyone indoors. The age of coronavirus has restricted our movement in every way, but it doesn’t have to restrict our imagination. Here are 10 ways you can still see the world – all through the wonder of the webcam.
MOMENTS OF LEVITY
1. We all get our social fixes where we can.
My 3-year-old nephew is the friendliest toddler you’d ever wish to meet, and always says hello to all the people he walks past.
On his daily walk today, though, he had to pretend… 🤣
Hope this brightens up your day! pic.twitter.com/C4lSyYU2eb
— Toby Marriott (@tobymarriott) April 3, 2020
2. We should all be as confident as her.
She is serving. She is everything. She is the moment
— PHATPUDDYHAVER (@PANGAEAS_PLANET) April 5, 2020
3. A good way to get some energy out
me, sagely, as my dogs run full speed after one another through a field: “they’re having a zoom meeting.”
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) April 5, 2020
4. Ruby is the best girl for today.
This is Ruby. She likes to pet the other dogs at daycare. 14/10 extremely relatable pic.twitter.com/5KgOnL5kwW
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) March 31, 2020
5. Choice is everything
Being an introvert who wants to stay home vs being an introvert who HAS TO stay home pic.twitter.com/rvb5fvyIK0
— Meredith Ireland (@MeredithIreland) April 1, 2020