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Before Independence Day, Facebook Reminds U.S. Users to Wear a Damn Mask

It really should be obvious at this point, but with America continuing to surpass previous records for daily new coronavirus cases, a warning seems warranted: if you plan on getting together with people to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, wear a mask. Read More >>

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Lynx Teams Up with Marmite for ‘World’s First Social-Distancing Deodorant’

OK, who had "Marmite-scented Lynx" on their 2020 bingo card? Read More >>

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Google Maps Latest Update Gives You Covid-19 Alerts and Info for Your Commute

Google Maps is rolling out a new update on iOS and Android to make getting around in the this plague-riddled world a bit less risky, so if you're driving or using public transport, you'll get all the important alerts you need. Read More >>

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Apple Wins Patent for Socially Distant Group Selfies

It can be difficult to return to business as usual during America’s first phase of reopening with federal social distancing recommendations still in effect. But a new patent from Apple gives us a glimpse into how one bit of normalcy – group selfies – might work even when we’re all at least six feet apart. Read More >>

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Boris Johnson Nips Any Ideas You Had About Indoor Gatherings in the Bud

With the weather turning, Boris Johnson has addressed the British public, telling them not to be tempted to take their outdoor meetings indoors. Read More >>

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MPs Calling for UK’s 2-Metre Social Distancing Rule to Drop to WHO-Approved 1.5-Metres

A handful of Conservative MPs are suggesting that the UK consider reducing its 2-metre social distancing rule to 1.5 metres in preparation for the reopening of the hospitality sector. Read More >>

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Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualise Proper Social Distancing

Quarantine is slowly lifting in the UK (or at least in England), but with covid-19 continuing to plague communities throughout the UK, it’s still important to maintain proper social distancing where needed when out in public. To help make staying six feet away from others easier to visualise, Google made a simple augmented reality tool called SODAR. Read More >>

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Trump: Churches are ‘Essential’ and Should Reopen Immediately Because I Said So

In his latest push to quickly reopen America despite all evidence suggesting that that’s a pretty dumb idea, President Donald Trump declared places of worship “essential” and called for reopenings nationwide this weekend, even as several areas remain under coronavirus lockdowns. Read More >>

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Morrisons Rolls Out ‘Speedy Shopping’ Service So You’re Not Stuck Behind 10 People With Trolleys

In a shock display of common sense, a supermarket has actually made provisions for shoppers who aren't careening around the aisles with a overflowing trolley, and actually just want to get in and out with a basket of essentials. Read More >>

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Coronavirus: Professor Panics Everyone By Saying Social Distancing Measures Could Last Until 2021

During a recent briefing with underling and foreign secretary Dominic Raab, Professor Chris Whitty was wheeled out to give his two penny's worth on the situation and now everyone thinks we're going to stuck in lockdown until next year. Well done on undoing the baby steps approach the government has taken so far by spreading potential panic. Where's Ofcom when you need it? Read More >>

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An Isolation Guide to Birdwatching From Your Home

You’re probably spending a lot more time at home than you’re used to, doing your part to follow social distancing rules and slow the ongoing spread of covid-19. But only humans need to follow these rules – birds don’t. It’s the perfect time to start paying attention to them. Read More >>

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10 Genre Road Trip Movies to Satisfy Your Need to Get Out

Practicing social distancing means doing everything you can to minimise the need to physically leave your house so as to avoid exposure to/transmission of the novel coronavirus. Being cooped up, though, can lead one to feeling the need to wander out into the open world. The problem is, that’s not in the public’s best interest. Read More >>

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Disney Works From Home With Its At Home With Olaf Digital Series

Like the great Fifth Harmony once said: “You can work from home, oh oh, oh oh.” Disney Animation is keeping kids entertained remotely with a new digital series all about Frozen’s Olaf, created at home by animator Hyrum Osmond and voiced by Josh Gad. Read More >>

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15 Unique Board Games and RPGs for Families That Aren’t Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit

Families are experiencing some of the hardest changes with social distancing. Kids are home from school and parents have had to transition to a new way of learning for the first time. There’s also the issue of keeping kids entertained while they’re stuck inside for hours. We’ve made a list of family-friendly games, sorted by age group, to make the downtime a little easier. Read More >>