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The economy is starting to feel the deeper effects of COVID-19

iStock/Gwengoat(NEW YORK) — Businesses entering their second week of closure across America are starting to feel the deeper effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  GAP, which is one of the nation’s largest retail chains, announced Monday it will furlough the majority of its North American workforce.  The decision to furlough employees comes as shopping declines across the nation, with clothing sales …

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Working from home? Might as well get your home office in order with these tips

iStock/PeopleImages(NEW YORK) — With the COVID-19 pandemic relegating millions of workers to their homes to limit the spread of the virus, chances are we haven’t given all that much to out ‘home office,’ until now.  However, leave it to those crafty folks at Etsy to help us get our house in order.   The website’s trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson offers the …

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COVID-19 causes spike in “comfort TV” viewing of old favorites like ‘Charlie’s Angels’

L-R – Shelley Hack, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd — Walt Disney Television via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the constantly scary headlines that are coming from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise people are using their time at home to seek comfort in old television favorites. As previously reported, Hallmark Channel is running its popular Christmas movies now, while …

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#Quarantineandchill: Spike Lee releases the script for his unmade Jackie Robinson film

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Spike Lee is giving fans plenty to do during their #quarantineandchill down time. In a new Instagram post, the Oscar winner announced he’s released the script for his unmade Jackie Robinson film, which dates back to 1996, the year he wrote it. “Afternoon From Da Corona Epicenter Of The USA-NYC,” Lee wrote, sharing a video of himself sitting on his couch. “I Dug Deep Into …

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John Krasinski delivers ‘Some Good News’ on YouTube, reminisces about ‘The Office’ with Steve Carell

ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Like the rest of us, John Kransinki is desperately in need of some good news, so he brought us just that in the form of a homemade “news” show on YouTube dubbed, well, Some Good News. Featuring a colorful SGN logo — made by his daughters, the Quiet Place director explained — Krasinski sat at a desk like an anchorman and delivered some uplifting headlines about …

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Hookup site AdultFriendFinder goes clean to stream COVID-19-affected weddings

iStock/cSondy(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE CONTENT) With weddings worldwide being postponed or canceled over COVID-19 concerns, another adult-oriented site has cleaned up its act to help out.  AdultFriendFinder has launched the safe for work site weddings.adultfriendfinder.com, and is offering to livestream your wedding to friends and family situated across the world for free in crisp 4K and 1080p. The site notes that couples can …

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“Made shoes yesterday, making masks today”: Sneaker company New Balance now churning out protective gear

New Balance(MASSACHUSETTS) — The American-made company New Balance may have earned itself lots of brand-new customers when this COVID-19 pandemic is over, based on the reaction to a tweet noting it has started making masks for first responders.  “Made shoes yesterday, making masks today” declares the tweet, accompanied by a photo of a sturdy-looking face mask, with what looks like shoelace-inspired straps.  …

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3D printing could potentially combat medical supply shortages

Grafner/iStock(NEW YORK) — Some good news, despite rising concerns of medical supply shortages, such as masks and gloves, 3D printing might assist in some areas. 3D printers at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York are already producing nasal swabs to increase the amount of test kits used to diagnose COVID-19. Dr. Todd Goldstein, director of 3D Design and …

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Rita Wilson celebrates “beauty…blessings” and being a cancer and COVID-19 survivor

Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Sunday, March 29 is a significant date in Rita Wilson’s life, one on which she commemorated being a “COVID-19 Survivor” and “Five Years Cancer Free.”  The actress, who is home in Los Angeles after undergoing two weeks of quarantine in Australia with her husband, Tom Hanks, when the pair was diagnosed with the disease, looked back …

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Elton John bands together with artists like Mariah Carey and Backstreet Boys for ‘iHeart Living Room Concert for America’

FOX(LOS ANGELES) — As America grapples with the rising COVID-19 pandemic, Elton John teamed up with an array of artists on Sunday night to “lift your spirits” for the first ever iHeart Living Room Concert for America that aired on Fox. The concert not only served as means to comfort those worried about the outbreak, but it also helped raise money for two critical charities: First …

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