COVID-19

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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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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Salute To The Songwriters

This Saturday night, we’re so excited to bring you a special program on KIK-FM, commercial-free from 7 to 10pm! Just like our local businesses in the Alexandria area are essential to our business – we wouldn’t be on the air every day without music. Sometimes, for those of us that aren’t singer/songwriters, it seems like songs just ‘exist.’ But it’s …

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Tesla Gets the Green Light for Production After Elon Musk Defies Shutdown Order

Elon Musk appears to have won his game of chicken with the state of California. After the Tesla founder threatened to move operations out of state and defied a shutdown order by restarting production on Monday, Alameda County announced early Wednesday that the automaker’s Fremont, California, plant will be able to start making vehicles this coming Monday. What that means …

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Broadway Musical About Michael Jackson’s Life Postponed Over Coronavirus

A new musical called MJ, about the life of Michael Jackson, has postponed its Broadway debut until March of 2021, the AP reports. The musical will be directed by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, and will use all of Jackson’s catalog of songs. Ephraim Sykes will star as Jackson, who died in 2009 after selling hundreds of millions of albums worldwide. The …

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D.C.-Area Restaurant to Fill Empty Seats With Mannequins When it Reopens

One of the fanciest restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, the Inn at Little Washington, will once again be permitted to serve dine-in customers later this month. But when it reopens, it won’t be able to operate at full capacity due to social-distancing guidelines. So to make things feel a little more normal–and a lot more creepy–the Virginia eatery plans …

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Should Parents Let Young Children Use Facebook Messenger in Quarantine?

One of the biggest tech-sector beneficiaries of the pandemic has been Facebook’s Messenger Kids app, which has seen active accounts grow by more than 3.5 times since the beginning of March. “It was clear our very extroverted daughter was having a hard time not connecting with friends,” Rain Henderson tells The Wall Street Journal. “Were it not for the pandemic, we …

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MLB Owners Approve July 1 Season Start; Players’ Union Must Now Approve

MLB owners have agreed on a proposal that would restart regular season games in early July, ESPN reports. Commissioner Rob Manfred plans to present the new plan to players Tuesday, as it will need player approval before it could be enacted. However, sources tell the outlet that with money at the heart of the new plan, it is likely going …

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