Pandemic

Mazda Gifts 50 Special Edition 2020 MX-5 Miatas To Pandemic Front-Line Heroes

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Mazda’s 100th Anniversary 2020 MX-5 Miata two-seater is based on the top-tier Grand Touring trim and comes in white paint with red exterior. It’s also available as a retractable fast-top. Mazda

Mazda is giving away 50 of its 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miatas to honor individuals who have made contributions to their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The popular two-seater will be outfitted with a 100th Anniversary Special Edition trim, a nod to the Japanese automaker’s

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Nevada’s legal brothels remain closed during pandemic, so this sex worker is suing: ‘Blatant discrimination’ [Video]

With states and cities across the country forming a patchwork of partial shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one state that’s in a league of its own when it comes to the battle over shuttered businesses: Nevada, where brothels are legal but have been ordered closed since March 17, despite the reopening of other “close contact” business, including spas, salons and massage parlors.

In response to what she sees as an “arbitrary” decision that

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‘Traditions are very important’: despite the pandemic, Santa is still here for a visit | WFRV Local 5

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – It is the busiest time of year for Santa Claus as he gets ready to deliver toys to millions of children around the world, but he doesn’t spend all his time at the North Pole. He sets up shop at local malls and stores and is the star of quite a few parades.

We caught up with the jolly ol’ elf at Santa’s Wonderland in Cabela’s as he holds court

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Nevada’s legal brothels remain closed during pandemic, so this sex worker is suing: ‘Blatant discrimination’

Alice Little, a licensed sex worker, poses in repose
Alice Little, a licensed sex worker, is suing Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak over the continued shutdown of the state’s legal brothels. (Photo courtesy of Alice Little)

With states and cities across the country forming a patchwork of partial shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one state that’s in a league of its own when it comes to the battle over shuttered businesses: Nevada, where brothels are legal but have been ordered closed since March

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Signet Jewelers sees jump in pandemic engagement proposals ahead of holiday season

Signet Jewelers (SIG), the world’s largest diamond jewelry retailer, has seen a boom in engagement ring purchases, months ahead of the traditional holiday shopping season — and more of those big-ticket purchases are happening online.

“We knew that customers would be shopping longer this holiday season. More than 60% of jewelry customers said that they would be in the market early, starting as early as August or September. So, we’ve really changed the way we

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Summit Middle School student uses pandemic downtime to learn how to make and decorate cakes

River Close pipes out a crumb coat — a layer of frosting that helps keep crumbs from coming to the surface of a decorated cake — on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Photo by Steven Josephson / [email protected]

FRISCO — Like many people, 11-year-old River Close decided to get into baking at the onset of novel coronavirus pandemic. But for her, the hobby has really taken off.

“Just at the start of quarantine, I was like, ‘I

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What a University Learned by Staying Open in the Pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic has forced people from every walk of life to adapt to a new abnormal. The community of Thomas Jefferson University, where I am provost, is no different. We faced formidable challenges, with the imperative of establishing solid footing so we could live up to our responsibilities as educators, health-care providers, researchers, students and employees.

It is only natural for university leaders to long for

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Creativity Booms as Americans Adapt to Life During the Pandemic — Canva Study Reveals | State

  • Over half of Americans have undertaken a new creative past-time, or revisited an old one since COVID
  • 64 percent say their experiences during the pandemic have positively changed perceptions on what people value in life
  • Top creative habits of 2020 revealed
  • Design for a Cause, led by Canva and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges everyone to get creative to help improve access to education for refugee youth

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 3, 2020

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More people decorating homes for Christmas in pandemic

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — Toilet paper turned out to be a hot commodity throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but now that the holiday season has rolled around, it seems Christmas decorations are in high demand as well. 

Amanda Pappert, a manager at Handyman Ace Hardware in Miamisburg,  said she’s seen an influx of Christmas shoppers in her store.

“We’ve really had a lot of customers coming in looking for lights and extension cords and things like

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Things to do in Dayton Ohio when the weather and pandemic are not cooperating

Explore the Dayton Art Institute from your living room

In response to the pandemic, the Dayton Art Institute has made digital resources available to the public so they can “explore #DaytonArtAtHome.”

Available to DAI members and non-members alike, theses digital resources offer multiple ways to take in the DAI like never before. For example, the PNC Tiny Thursdays at Home digital resource currently features art videos for kids, narrated by some of DAI’s very

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Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth grade English teacher, with her students in Farmington, Ill., on Nov. 12, 2020. (Lauren Justice/The New York Times)
Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth grade English teacher, with her students in Farmington, Ill., on Nov. 12, 2020. (Lauren Justice/The New York Times)

At Farmington Central Junior High in rural Illinois, classes still start at 8 a.m. But that’s about the only part of the school day that has not changed for Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth-grade English teacher tirelessly toggling between in-person and remote students.

At the start of the school day, Clayton stands in front

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Fires and frauds: What to watch out for this pandemic holiday

As if there weren’t other things to worry about.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a list of unsafe toys, along with warnings about cooking and holiday decorations.

This year, because of COVID-19, the safety commission is asking people to be extra careful. Fakes, fires and fraud are all big concerns — enhanced even more by the pandemic.

“It’s true,” said CPSC Spokesperson Nikki Fleming, “Again, we are

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Pandemic office holiday party ideas.

A laptop with three different faces on it, eating chocolate, having a cocktail, opening a gift, etc.
Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Getty Images Plus.

Few people are as knee-deep in our work-related anxieties and sticky office politics as Alison Green, who has been fielding workplace questions for a decade now on her website

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Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

At Farmington Central Junior High in rural Illinois, classes still start at 8 a.m. But that’s about the only part of the school day that has not changed for Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth-grade English teacher tirelessly toggling between in-person and remote students.

At the start of the school day, Ms. Clayton stands in front of the classroom, reminding her students to properly pull their masks over their noses. Then she delves into a writing lesson,

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Locals just want ‘that piece of Christmas’ amidst the coronavirus pandemic

Every year for Christmas, Margaret Lewis would go next door to her sister-in-law’s house and celebrate the holiday cheer with about 20 other people. But this year, because of COVID-19, that won’t be happening.

Lewis and dozens of other Hudson County residents did some Christmas tree and decoration shopping on Sunday. As customers wore their masks, socially distanced and browsed through various trees and wreaths, they said getting ready for the holidays helps them feel

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Real Christmas trees provide holiday comfort for many amid pandemic

Christmas tree farm (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a

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Real Christmas trees provide holiday comfort for many amid COVID-19 pandemic

Christmas tree farm (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter roamed a Christmas tree farm in search of the perfect evergreen for a

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Robots on the rise as Americans experience record job losses amid pandemic

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Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

They can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to Covid-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus pandemic, robots are having a moment.

The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed – disproportionately those in the service industries

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Aspen, Colorado remains travel destination despite COVID-19 pandemic

John Marshall, Associated Press
Published 9:45 a.m. ET Nov. 25, 2020

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Ski season is ramping up and AccuWeather’s long-range forecasters have been looking at the conditions you could see on the slopes this winter.

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ASPEN, Colo. — March is Aspen’s moneymaking season as spring breakers and families head to the mountains to ski.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, all four Aspen/Snowmass ski mountains shut down, along with nearly everything else in the alpine

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How to Get Through the Pandemic Winter Without Leaning on Drugs and Alcohol

Whimsical illustration of two people surrounded by Christmas decorations and drug paraphenalia

Illustration by Hunter French

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“Happy” “Holidays” 2020 is a series about feeling connected and vaguely festive during the coronavirus pandemic.

There’s no real way around it: This year has been terrifying and exhausting and generally horrible, to the extent that there’s almost no solace in the fact that it’s ending. To top it all off, we’re about to enter a holiday season where the things we typically associate with this time of the year—office parties,

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