‘I chose to start the school year with the students’

Whether it’s distance learning or classrooms now outfitted with distanced desks and PPE (personal protection equipment), the school year looks a lot different during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s especially true for elementary school teacher and expectant mother Janet Udomratsak, who has transformed her hospital room into a makeshift classroom from which she remotely instructs first-graders via a laptop perched on her meal tray.

Now in her 11th year of teaching, the pregnant Lancaster, Calif. educator has been a patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills since July 4. Concerned that Udomratsak, then just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, might go into pre-term labor, doctors have decided to keep her admitted until she gives birth. Nearly two months later, she’s now 33 weeks along and hopes to make it to 37.

Teacher Janet Udomratsak transformed her hospital room into a makeshift distance learning workspace. (Photo: Janet Udomratsak)
Teacher Janet Udomratsak transformed her hospital room into a makeshift distance learning workspace. (Photo: Janet Udomratsak)


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The 27 Best Jeans for Every Guy’s Style and Budget

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Photo credit: Getty/ eranicle

From Men’s Health

Finding the right pair of jeans is pretty much impossible.

There’s so much to consider: the fit and your build, the level of distress, which pairs can be worn to which occasions, and if they’ll need altered. Ugh. It’s all enough to give you a headache so severe that you give up shopping entirely. Your heart rate probably just went up reading this, let alone actually doing it.

So, what the hell do you do when you’ve given up hope?

As is the answer in most cases, leave it to the internet.

In this case, finding jeans doesn’t have to be so exhausting when you have someone else doing it for you. These 27 jeans are all very different, but each can be found online through reliable retailers. No matter your taste or budget, there’s a pair right for you. Looks like the

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9 hidden dangers of owning a tiny home

Love the idea of a tiny house? Here’s what you need to know about the subtle and sometimes-hidden costs in these exercises in lilliputian living.

They’re not all that new as a concept

The tiny-house movement isn’t exactly new. Those in search of tranquility have long been seeking to carve out their own small spaces since the dawn of time. Now we’re seeing the resurgence of simplicity with a shift toward minimizing and downsizing. A tiny house is generally one that’s under 400 square feet, says Chris Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Pictures, the producer of Tiny House, Big Living. They’re generally built on trailers for mobility, but they can be built on foundations. “What attracts most people to tiny homes is that they are redefining the American dream by owning a home with little to no debt while traveling the country and even working on the road,” explains Dorsey.

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10 things to keep you occupied indoors this fall

These new activities will keep you busy for hours.
These new activities will keep you busy for hours.

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At the start of the pandemic, we all tried to keep ourselves occupied with a random assortment of activities from bread making to learning TikTok dances and keeping up with the trends. But as summer rolled around we had the opportunity to spend some time outside and partake in some socially distant activities and outdoor dining. Now that fall is approaching again and the end of the pandemic is nowhere in sight, we’ll probably be spending more time indoors—but this time we’ll be prepared.

There are a ton of products you can buy to keep yourself busy that go beyond the typical board games and puzzles we all resorted to the first go around. From celebrity taught classes to picking up a

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the disturbing story behind the rise of Pepe the Frog

He’s green. He’s cute. He feels good, man. And he’s an internationally recognized icon of hatred and bigotry.

He’s Pepe the Frog, and he’s the subject of a new documentary tracking his unlikely journey from humble comic-book beginnings to a controversy involving death threats, lawsuits and scores upon scores of online neo-Nazis. Arthur Jones’s debut feature Feels Good Man – so titled for an oft-reposted image in which Pepe uses the phrase to explain why he urinates with his shorts around his ankles – examines how this strange bit of pop-culture ephemera took on a life of its own, far beyond what its creator had ever envisioned for it. The film also peers into the life of the artist Matt Furie, a mild-mannered slacker wholly unprepared for the task of regaining control over his digital Frankenstein’s monster. Between this odd little symbol and his conflicted father figure, a disturbing yet

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9 ways to prepare for the next COVID-19 lockdown

After giving up spring break and summer barbecues, cooped-up Americans are looking forward to the day when things go back to normal. But COVID-19 isn’t like a natural disaster that strikes once, then fades away.

Several states have paused or walked back their plans to reopen, as new hot spots emerge and the number of active cases remains high.

Now health experts are warning that a second round of lockdowns may be necessary as the fall flu season begins, classes resume and cool weather drives people into cramped indoor spaces.

still feeling drained after round one.” data-reactid=”35″Even a series of smaller, more localized lockdowns could spell trouble for Americans’ livelihoods, especially for those workers still feeling drained after round one.

But you still have time to prepare. Here are nine things you can do to protect your finances ahead of a second wave.

1. Keep saving

As the first

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What It’s Like to Send Your Kids to College in a Pandemic

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Photo credit: FatCamera

From Oprah Magazine

Four years ago, as our daughter prepared to leave for college, these were the questions on our minds:

Are microwaves allowed in the dorm?

How much time will we have to move her in?

What in Gods name is a bed topper?

Last month, as we logged onto a pre-college orientation for our son, here’s what parents asked:

How will you enforce mask-wearing for 40,000 students?

What if my child’s roommate does not believe in COVID?

How will students get to the hospital if needed?

What will you say to students who WILL get COVID?

An hour later, my husband and I shut our laptop and stared at each other. Until that moment, we backed our son’s choice, resting our faith in the school’s plan.

Now we had only one question left: what where we thinking? And were we insane?

Thousands of

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40 Fashion-Forward Face Masks To Express Your Personal Style

Fashion has always had a way of taking our core wardrobe essentials — outerwear, underwear, and everything in between — and turning them into statement pieces. Consider the trusty trench coat, for example, which was originally created to shield soldiers from the elements but, over time, turned into one of the most distinctive utility apparel items a person could own. And don’t get us started on how the functional bike short has morphed into a top streetwear trend that will not go away (even after its initial rise and fall in the ’90s). It’s no surprise, then, that the protective face coverings we’ve been advised (and in some cases, ordered) to wear outdoors to curb the spread of the coronavirus have quickly been embraced and beautified by the fashion world.

“It just felt like there was a need [for a stylish face mask],” says Hillary Taymour, founder of the sustainable

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Swimsuits For All’s summer flash sale includes must-have looks for under $30

Swimsuits for All.
Swimsuits for All.

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It can be extremely difficult to find a swimsuit that’s flattering, affordable and available in a wide range of sizes.

Luckily, Swimsuits For All takes the anxiety out of bikini shopping with a line of swimsuits that are designed to make women feel confident and beautiful at every size.

With swimsuits available in women’s sizes 4 to 40, the brand is a pioneer in size inclusivity and frequently works with the likes of model Ashley Graham and Gabrielle Gregg, the Instagram influencer behind GabiFresh.

Currently, the brand is hosting a major online flash sale, with select styles priced at just $30 and under.

You’ll find a huge assortment of one-piece swimsuits, bikinis,

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Rack Room Commemorates MLK’s March on Washington With $25K Donation + More

Aug. 28, 2020: To mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Rack Room Shoes has donated $25,000 to the National Urban League, to support the organization’s mission to improve lives in underserved communities and fight for economic empowerment, equality and social justice. In June, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black individuals, the retailer took a stand against racial inequality, announcing it was committing $1 million over the course of five years, toward a diversity plan that includes scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and other donations for education and economic development in the Black community.

Aug. 20, 2020: Kohl’s has announced a $1 million donation to five charitable organizations that serve diverse communities. It has pledged $150,000 to The Milwaukee Urban League, $250,000 to Employ Milwaukee and more than $250,000 to Acts Housing — all of which are new nonprofit

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