AA to Zoom: Substance abuse treatment goes online

Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What happened next is one of those creative cascades the virus has indirectly set off. Rehabilitation moved online, almost overnight, with

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AA to Zoom, substance abuse treatment goes online

“AA members I speak to are well beyond the initial fascination with the idea that they are looking at a screen of Hollywood Squares,” said Dr. Lynn Hankes, 84, who has been in recovery for 43 years and is a retired physician in Florida with three decades of experience treating addiction. “They thank Zoom for their very survival.”

Although online rehab rose as an emergency stopgap measure, people in the field say it is likely

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Teaching online is a way to make money while avoiding COVID

If the current surge in coronavirus cases makes you nervous about going to work, you should know that you might not have to risk your health to keep food on the table. Even if you have a physical job that normally requires in-person attendance, you may be able to profit from a distance by using online platforms to share your skills.

Remote work has been relatively easy for white-collar professionals. A host of consulting and

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Watch Chrissy Teigen’s Heartwarming Thanksgiving Dance With Her Dad – E! Online

Chrissy Teigen is leaning on her entire family for the holidays following her devastating pregnancy loss in September.

On Black Friday, the model and TV host posted on Instagram a video showing her carrying her and husband John Legend‘s 4-year-old daughter Luna Stephens while slow dancing with her father, Ron Teigen Jr, in a living room. The little girl then put her arms around her mom and grandfather as Chrissy kissed her dad

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Miami Art Week fairs continue with online viewing rooms and hybrid programming


Remember in years past when you wished you could enjoy all the art without the crowds and the traffic? Well, dreams do come true. This year’s art fair programming will be almost entirely online. No doubt, the virtual showrooms will make it more difficult to duct-tape bananas to gallery walls. But they’ll allow you to get closer than ever to the artworks. Zoom in all you want, there will be no one around to tell

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Bawdy online game is helping friends connect during COVID-19

Forget about resurrecting a sourdough starter, filming TikTok videos or binge-watching “The Crown.”

In the quest for virus-safe fun during the pandemic, my friends and I have been meeting regularly on Zoom to play a raunchy online game that features jokes about sexual practices, Miley Cyrus, vegans and “Star Wars” characters.

Sure, it’s juvenile. But, hey, watching sourdough rise can get really dull real quick.

I’m not alone. The worst pandemic in more than a

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

What happened next is one of those creative cascades the virus has indirectly set off. Rehabilitation moved online, almost overnight, with

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Black Friday deals on online courses: edX, Coursera, MasterClass, Udemy

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  • As part of their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, many e-learning platforms and products like Coursera, edX, Udemy, MasterClass, CreativeLive, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, Kindle, and Audible are offering online courses and subscriptions for free or at a discounted price.
  • Below, we break down the deals for each platform, our recs for the best courses, plus how to give
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Reasons for Playing Online Casino Games

An online casino is an internet variant of a conventional casino where you will get to play all sorts of casino games. The basic concept of internet casinos is you don’t have to leave your place to gamble on your favourite games.

However, this is not the only advantage that online casino games provide. There is more. So, it would be fair to say that if you haven’t played online games yet, you are surely

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Brits ‘to buy extra 145 million presents online’ due to the coronavirus crisis

Brits are due to buy an extra 145million presents online this year due to the Covid-19 crisis – meaning more than one billion presents will be purchased electronically, a study has revealed.

Experts have calculated that the excess packaging from all the presents being delivered online is going to see an additional 150,000 trips by delivery vans – resulting in 86,488 tonnes of additional CO2 emissions.

With many shoppers avoiding the high street, there’s going

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New Website for Playing Backgammon Online

GammonPro was built to provide the look and feel of a real Backgammon Club. Play is smooth and quick and should be enjoyable to Backgammon enthusiasts all over the world. Features include realistic sounds, left or right orientation based on preference, play against humans, play against bot, Facebook login, advanced play clock.

New Website for Playing Backgammon Online

North Royalton, OH, November 26, 2020 –(PR.com)– gammonpro.com – GammonPro is a new website to learn and practice classic backgammon. Unlimited use is

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Save 70% on career-changing online courses for Black Friday

Tech Deals Black Friday online courses

2020 hasn’t been the best of years, to say the least. The ongoing economic crisis might have meant you’ve lost your job, missed work opportunities, or generally just feel like you need to reskill.

It’s time to turn these setbacks into opportunities. If you’re considering a new career direction for 2021, the Black Friday savings on online courses are huge right now. Tech Deals is currently offering a huge 70% discount on pretty much its

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Thanksgiving dinners stay small this year, some go online

MARYSVILLE — This isn’t the first time Wendie Fouard has hosted a virtual Thanksgiving.

Her son is in the U.S. Air Force. This is the second year in a row he has been deployed on the holiday.

“We kind of had a head start on the virtual living,” said Fouard, who lives in Marysville.

This year she plans to spend Thanksgiving with her husband as they connect with family online.

Many hoped virus would be

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Jinger Duggar Welcomes Baby Girl One Year After Suffering Miscarriage – E! Online

Josh Duggar (m. Anna Keller)

Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child, Josh, was born on March 3, 1988. After being home-schooled (as the Duggars would do with all of their kids) he too became a conservative activist, campaigning for the Family Council. He stepped down after old police records surfaced in 2015 revealing that he had been accused of molesting several girls, including his sisters Jessa and Jill, when he was a teenager.


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Online Today at Apple sessions are perfect activities for a virtual classroom

Quarantine life leaves little room for the moments of serendipity that lead to discovery. Online Today at Apple sessions offer a low barrier to entry and a high potential for creative growth. The virtual experiences might just be Apple’s best gift for educators this holiday session.

I’ve been trying Apple’s online creative sessions this fall while stuck at home. Through Sisterhood Stories, London Craft Week, and now Make Your Holiday sessions, I’ve been

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Walmart To Make Online Shopping Easier For Gift Givers

Trying to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones has always been a matter of concern. Walmart.com is set to take the pain out of customers this holiday season by adding new features and categories to the Gift Finder tool, which was introduced last year. This, the retail giant believes, will make online shopping easier for gift givers.

The Gift Finder tool helps customers discover the best gifts. Walmart has also added new filters

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Shannon Marler wins Online Salesperson of the Year

Shannon Marler is representative of how online has changed sales within the homebuilding industry.

With Marler in the lead in 2019, Pardee Homes’ online sales division accounted for 38 percent of the total sales volume for the Las Vegas region. That’s a gain of 11 percent over 2018 and that jump will be higher when 2020 is over due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Marler, who received a Silver Nugget for Online Salesperson of the Year,

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These Are the Celebrity Weddings We Can’t Wait to See in 2021 – E! Online

After the third time proved not to be the charm for the Bachelor in Paradise success story, the store owner more or less gave up on trying to find a new slot for their Dallas vows, pushed back several times from the original May date. “I have postponed my wedding not once, not twice but three times and you know what? We even had to change a fourth date, but we didn’t even send invitations

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More Red Dead Online Modes May Come In Future Events

Developer Rockstar still has plenty of supernatural ideas for its Red Dead Online, which may yet appear in future events and online modes.

Red Dead Online could get more supernatural events like Dead of Night in future updates. Rockstar’s cowboy epic Red Dead Redemption series may be over 10 years old, but that hasn’t stopped the studio from lavishing it with the love and attention it usually saves for its primary cash cow, Grand Theft

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8 Online Tools for More Solopreneur Success

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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

This is the first in a series of upcoming, original columns for Entrepreneur.com by Laura D. Adams that will publish every other Monday. And don’t forget to purchase a copy of Adams’ latest book for Entrepreneur Press, Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers, via Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | IndieBound.

If you’re

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