Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

A Los Angeles Unified School District student uses his fingers to solve a math problem while taking an online class at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Los Angeles Unified School District student uses his fingers to solve a math problem while taking an online class at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

OAKLAND, Calif. — When the coronavirus closed schools and child care centers and turned American parenthood into a multitasking nightmare, many tech companies rushed to help their employees. They used their comfortable profit margins to extend workers new benefits, including extra

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How A College Student Practices Self-Care During Coronavirus

Welcome to Refinery29’s Feel Good Diaries, where we chronicle the physical and mental wellness routines of women today, their costs, and whether or not these self-care rituals actually make you feel good.

Have your own Feel Good Diary to submit? You can do so here!

Today: A student takes advantage of her school’s free yoga classes, has a run-in with a bat, and enjoys some socially-distant beach yoga.

Age: 21
Location: Grand Rapids,

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15 innovative cleaning gadgets on sale for Labor Day

15 innovative cleaning gadgets on sale for Labor Day
15 innovative cleaning gadgets on sale for Labor Day

If you’re like most people, your extended time at home has made your humble abode a hot mess. Given how we do pretty much everything inside these days — from online workouts to working to cooking experiments — it’s understandable that our homes have become disasters.

Luckily, there are some cleaning tools and accessories that can help you out. Take advantage of these Labor Day sales

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All the best appliance sales to shop for Labor Day 2020

This Labor Day weekend, shop and save on fridges, stoves, microwaves and more.
This Labor Day weekend, shop and save on fridges, stoves, microwaves and more.

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Labor Day weekend might still be a few days away, but thanks to the incredible appliance deals happening at major retailers, such as Best Buy, The Home Depot and more, you can get a jumpstart on the savings right now. Whether you’re shopping

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Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and off-campus properties to isolate the thousands of students who have caught COVID-19 or been exposed to it.

Sacred Heart University has converted a 34-room guest house at the former Connecticut headquarters of General Electric to quarantine students. The University of South Carolina ran out of space at a dormitory for quarantined

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Inside the Secret Porsche Program That Helps Select Clients Customize Their Dream Car

Jorge Carnicero is a blue man. Many of the numerous cars he owns are blue. His daily uniform is a blue button-up Ralph Lauren shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap. And in June of 2018, as he was sitting in the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, surrounded by color samples, he was about to order yet another blue car.

“Jorge, your friend just ordered a car in that shade,” Yana Perros told him

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How a pro-Trump Black group became unofficial lobbyists for Erdogan

Donald Trump; Darrell Scott; Turkish Flag
Donald Trump; Darrell Scott; Turkish Flag

Donald Trump and Darrell Scott | Turkish Flag Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images

This is the second part of a two-part series.

In the first article in this series, Salon explored how officials with a controversial pro-Trump nonprofit called the Urban Revitalization Coalition (URC) — which recently lost its tax-exempt charity status and made headlines early in 2020 with suspicious cash giveaways to Black voters — facilitated an off-the-books

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During COVID-19, many doctors and patients are using telehealth to keep connected

Dr. Sarvam TerKonda of the Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care consults with a patient.
Dr. Sarvam TerKonda of the Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care consults with a patient.

In 2019, Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida was ramping up its virtual options for patients, and providers conducted about 100 appointments by video throughout the year. This spring, with people staying home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic was performing about 600 virtual patient visits per day. 

“I think that’s been a real advantage of the pandemic

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What will China’s central bank digital currency mean for Alipay and WeChat Pay?

China’s e-payments ecosystem is set to step up a level of sophistication as the coronavirus pandemic and deteriorating US-China relations hasten Beijing’s plans for a digital fiat currency; potentially complicating a landscape dominated by Alipay and WeChat Pay.

The central bank’s e-yuan, called Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP), would let citizens ­pay for goods with e-wallets, replacing banknotes and coins and ­accelerating the dash by the world’s second-largest economy towards a cashless society.

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Affordable prints to decorate your university room with

The Independent
The Independent

Design and style aside, most people can agree that a room isn’t quite complete without a little bit of decoration on the walls – wheter that’s in the form of prints, artwork or photographs.

As you move into your new student halls or shared house, considering what you’re going to bring to brighten up your blank canvas is just as important as the pots and pans you’ll be ladened with.

Over the course

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Do your bit and donate blood plasma to fight virus, men told

Women are far more willing than men to provide samples - REUTERS
Women are far more willing than men to provide samples – REUTERS
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Men must step up and donate their blood plasma to help defeat coronavirus, the NHS has urged, as it is revealed that women make up almost two thirds of donors.

Female patients are far more willing to provide samples and represent 63 per cent of all volunteers (73,369), compared with 37 per cent of male patients (42,809).

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Convenience or dystopia? Work-from-home blend is here to stay.

This summer, in preparation for an important Zoom teleconference meeting, Ben Snyder put his toddler down early for a nap, hoping he’d sleep through the event. He didn’t. 

Instead, five minutes into it, his son burst into the room, asking, “Daddy, what are you doing?”

“It was embarrassing,” says the sociology professor at Williams College, who is working from home for the first time. But “everyone at this point is, ‘Oh yeah, we know what

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Calabasan Of The Week: Tatyana Yukhtman

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Name: Tatyana Yukhtman

Job: CEO, Groza Learning Center

Favorite music/musicians: Depends on the moment. It goes from Sinatra to Bob Marley.

Favorite movies/actors: I am a very big fan of very cliché romance movies with a happy ending. I feel that we have enough drama in the world and in our lives, and my movies have to be happy and

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Missing movie theaters in quarantine? Head to these drive-ins around the country

The country is starting to open up after months of lockdown, yet social distancing and sanitary precautions are still important as ever. And although theater chains like AMC are gearing up to return in August, taking in a drive-in movie may sound appealing, especially for families.

Drive-in movie theaters have the advantages of in-person viewing while staying in the comfort, privacy and safety of your own vehicle. Social distancing is built-in, as cars are often

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Mexico tortilla shop gives free TV, internet for school kids

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tortilla shop has started giving free wifi and television access for kids in its Mexico City neighborhood whose homes don’t have them, or whose brothers and sisters are already using the services for remote learning during the pandemic.

Mexico’s government schools started at-distance classes Aug. 24 using televised lessons due to the coronavirus, because 94% of Mexican homes have TVs. But there are often many youngsters in a Mexican family

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The pandemic is changing the future of fashion and shopping. Why that’s a good thing

 <span class="copyright">(Lucila Perini / For The Times)</span>
(Lucila Perini / For The Times)

Given the chaos and uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to pin down the top fashion and beauty trends of a year hence feels as futile as trying to pick a living room wallpaper pattern while your house is on fire. But we tried anyway by surveying a range of L.A.-based designers, brand builders and retailers to find out what the luxury landscape might look like 12 to

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Watch Ford’s New All-Electric, 1500-HP Mustang Dragster Cover a Quarter Mile in 8 Seconds

The last couple years have made clear that high-performance and zero emissions don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The latest proof: Ford’s second all-electric Mustang. If the Detroit-based automaker hasn’t quite figured out how to make a battery-powered muscle car yet, it has developed a 1,500 hp electric dragster.

In a new video posted online on Thursday, Ford showed off the newest member of the Mustang family: the Cobra Jet 1400. More of a technical

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The pandemic is revolutionizing fashion and shopping. Why that’s a good thing

 <span class="copyright">(Lucila Perini / For The Times)</span>
(Lucila Perini / For The Times)

Given the chaos and uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to pin down the top fashion and beauty trends of a year hence feels as futile as trying to pick a living room wallpaper pattern while your house is on fire. But we tried anyway by surveying a range of L.A.-based designers, brand builders and retailers to find out what the luxury landscape might look like 12 to

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Drowning in Debt? 18 Effective Ways To Tackle Your Budget

Debt is a growing problem in America. Total household debt hit $13.86 trillion at the end of 2019’s second quarter — up $192 billion from the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The bulk of that amount was comprised of mortgage debt, followed by student loan, auto loan and credit card debt. And delinquent debt — payments that are 30 days or more late — is also growing. Cutting your

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What 3 Sex-Positive Women Keep On Their Nightstands

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