Nik Knight

For Many, It’s Harder to Sleep Since the Pandemic Started

Stress and schedule changes are making it harder for people to sleep during the pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal. “I’m not in a routine plus I’m not moving around as much, and there’s the stress of all my to-do lists,” says one first-grade teacher. A survey of around 1,600 people from 60 countries presented information which shows 46 percent of respondents …

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73.5 Million Americans Say They Plan to Look for a More Pandemic-Proof Job

Is your career pandemic-proof? About 73.5 million Americans don’t think so–and they plan to do something about it, according to a new Wallethub survey. The personal-finance platform finds not only that tens of millions of Americans now want to find jobs they can do remotely; here are some other key findings from the survey (check the link for more): Nearly …

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Man Finally Wins Lottery After Playing Same Numbers for 40 Years

After playing the same numbers for 40 years, to no avail, an Australian man finally won the lottery on Saturday, earning a jackpot of more than $341,000. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for many years,” said the unidentified retiree, who says he plans to use his winnings to buy a house and take “a holiday or two.”

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CV19: Disney World to Reopen on July 11, With Modifications

Disney World has plans to start re-opening on July 11, according to CNN. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will re-open that day; Epcot and Hollywood Studios will open on July 15. There will be some changes. For instance, everyone will have temp screenings and must wear a mask. Parades are temporarily suspended, and the parks will operate at reduced capacity. …

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Millennials Have Had the Worst Economic Luck of Any Generation in U.S. History

They say millennials have killed everything from the diamond industry to drip coffee. Now, a new study says it’s millennials who are getting killed by the economy. “After accounting for the present [coronavirus] crisis, the average millennial has experienced slower economic growth since entering the workforce than any other generation in U.S. history,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Measuring America’s growth in …

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“Aggressive” Rats on the Rise Due to Restaurant Shutdowns, CDC Says

Move over, Pizza Rat! The CDC said Thursday that rats are getting more aggressive as food becomes harder for them to find thanks to restaurant shutdowns. “Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food,” they say. “Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and …

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‘March to Open Restaurants’ Planned At Big Ole Park

A couple hundred people are interested in a Facebook event titled ‘March to Open Restaurants.’ It’s happening Tuesday the 26th at 5:00 PM at Big Ole Park. The online group calls it a death march for Alexandria Restaurants. The description reads, “Current orders by Gov Walz have sealed the fate for Alexandria restaurants. We will not survive. We need to …

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How to Dye Your Kid’s Hair With Kool-Aid

If you’re looking for a fun way to kill some quarantine time with your kids, Lifehacker suggests coloring their hair with something that all the stores are sure to have in stock: Kool-Aid. Here’s how to do it: Mix the desired Kool-Aid color/flavor with hot water. Start with one packet, and a couple of teaspoons of hot water, and mix. You …

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Is “Walktailing” a Pandemic Drinking Trend That’s Built to Last?

With most Americans unable to sit down at a bar or hit the gym over the past two months, The New York Times reports that boozy multitaskers have been combining a leisurely pedestrian workout with happy hour by “walktailing” through their neighborhoods. One Texas woman, Pam LeBlanc, went so far as to put on a fancy dress and twirl through the streets …

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