On the first episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee since the rapid spread of COVID-19 plunged much of America into quarantine, the hygienic wisdom of the furry community is on display. Correspondent Amy Hoggart infiltrates a furry convention that took place earlier this month to interview people who are used to wearing protective covering over their entire bodies while interacting with others. … [Read more...] about Sam Bee looks to furries to guide us through the coronavirus crisis
My story is not uncommon. As I was writing The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life, which debuts today, I explored how workers can succeed in the midst of a financial crisis, much like the period we’re entering right now. After digging through troves of economics research, I found that recessions tend to turn workers into job-hoppers, as they are forced to leave positions, go through periods of unemployment, and take on new roles, some which they are overqualified for. But here’s some good news: Even though switching frequently between jobs can feel unpleasant as you’re going through it, it can be a strategy for finding satisfying work in the long term. … [Read more...] about A guide to navigating your career in the midst of a recession
Real. A new therapy startup called Real is offering a month of free online group sessions as well as one-on-one appointments. COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline. New York governor Andrew Cuomo called for volunteers to staff a mental health hotline, and six thousand therapy professionals responded. You can make a free phone appointment at 844-863-9314. Talkspace.com. The sleek virtual therapy startup is offering seven-day free trials and $100 off (with code 1004U)—enough for multiple appointments. For a thorough review of other online therapy options, check out the Wirecutter’s analysis. Other options. The National Alliance on Mental Illness released an extensive list of affordable and free coronavirus pandemic support options, such as 7cups.com, Emotions Anonymous, and warmlines (emotional support lines) nationwide. Headspace. The excellent meditation app is offering free access to its Weathering the Storm section, as well as its workplace toolkit, guided meditations, and … [Read more...] about All the ways to get free therapy during the coronavirus pandemic
Amid reports of people refusing to abide by the coronavirus-induced lockdown, a small hamlet in Maharashtra has set quite the right precedent by going into self-isolation. They made the move right after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra hamlet becomes world’s first isle to self-isolate
Companies are changing their policies often, and the Just tracker will be updated multiple times a week with information directly from these companies as they make announcements about their updated policies and procedures. Omens says the tracker may expand as companies further implement changes. It’s also not just about keeping an eye on what companies are doing during the coronavirus crisis, when need is high, she says, but also about keeping them accountable as this crisis ends. “We know that the economy is not going to, you know, flip a switch back, so it’s really going to be important . . . that the investment in the workforce and their own workforces sort of continues in the long run, not just during this very specific period of time,” she says. … [Read more...] about How are the biggest companies treating their employees during the coronavirus crisis?