Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 23
The weekend is over and it’s back to our working situation this Monday. We’re here with a list of recommended online reads, instructional videos, resources and some (much-needed) moments of levity.
By Scott Kelly / The New York Times
Take it from someone who couldn’t: go outside.
By Aaron E. Carroll, Ashish Jha / The Atlantic
While many watched the coronavirus spread across the globe with disinterest for months, in the past week, most of us have finally realized it will disrupt our way of life. A recent analysis from Imperial College is now making some Americans, including many experts, panic. The report projects that 2.2 million people could die in the United States. But the analysis also provides reason for hope—suggesting a path forward to avoid the worst outcomes.
By Megan Mayhew Bergman / Forge
How is Coronavirus changing our generation?
By Rachel Hosie / INSIDER
BroadwayHD is a theater-streaming service allowing people to watch performances from Broadway and the West End from the comfort of their own homes. It’s currently offering a seven-day free trial, perfect for people self-isolating amid the coronavirus epidemic.
Instagram Launches ‘Stay Home’ Sticker and Story to Encourage Social Distancing Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
By Andrew Hutchinson / Social Media Today
I’m not sure how effective Instagram’s cause-related stickers are, but it certainly seems keen on releasing them, which would likely suggest that they’re at least somewhat effective. This week, Instagram has launched a new ‘Stay Home’ sticker for Instagram Stories in order to encourage people to stay inside amid the evolving COVID-19 outbreak.
Mo Willem / YouTube
Mo Willem is is an American writer, animator, voice actor, and creator of children’s books, as well as the Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence. “When I became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, I didn’t realize the most impactful word in that title would be ‘Residence.’ With millions of learners attempting to grow and educate themselves in new circumstances, I have decided to invite everyone into my studio once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making.”
By Leah Asmelash / CNN
MOMENTS OF LEVITY
1. Don’t ever get between an Italian man and his coffee.
Some much-needed comic relief through these dark times, this man in Italy insist on going out to get coffee.
Wait for it…………………🤣🤣🤣pic.twitter.com/F1ucwwR6bp
— 🇺🇸 Pismo 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) March 23, 2020
2. Sometimes you’re the child. Sometimes you’re the parent.
my mom has really enjoyed being quarantined with me since classes went online pic.twitter.com/R6N8hYCSvL
— Liz🍦 (@annielizzz) March 21, 2020
3. On the plus side, we’re really seeing people embrace their natural creativity.
This is just funny… pic.twitter.com/9bd69jCcFs
— Michael Blair (@mmjblair) March 21, 2020
4. Introducing: the world’s cutest criminal. (Why was there jam in a Sunglass Hut? How did he figure out the jar lid? So many questions.)
he ate ALL the jam! pic.twitter.com/kjyD5xIGJF
— Bond 🍸 (@CozyBond) March 20, 2020
5. Continuing the puppy theme, and in honor of National Puppy Day, meet Zada.
This is Zada. She’s having a little bath before bedtime. 12/10 would protect with my life pic.twitter.com/gptN5vAlkT
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) March 20, 2020
6. We love to celebrate the quarantine classics.
Things you can do while social distancing:
– Keep a journal
– Study the wallpaper
– Creep around
– Inch ever closer to madness due to the oppressive nature of 19th-century gender roles
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) March 20, 2020
7. Brushing up on your math basics? She can help!
I don’t know who this woman is but she has won my heart. pic.twitter.com/OlJKvvSgN2
— Jo Spain (@SpainJoanne) March 21, 2020
8. And here’s your daily dose of too cute:
i am MELTING pic.twitter.com/NPCv8zsUnn
— michelle (@passwavee) October 25, 2019
9. No matter how panicked you feel, you’re calmer than a cat on an ironing board.
I AM HOWLING pic.twitter.com/FTpbbdg7B7
— Bekka (@valhallabckgirl) March 21, 2020