‘Stressed AF’: These new emoji perfectly sum up our new reality

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For anyone who needs a salty way to express their current struggles. Messaging services like Slack have taken over our lives even more than they had before. In fact, it’s really the only way I communicate with my colleagues now that we aren’t together in the office anymore. And over the course of the day, much of our communication defaults to emoji: a thumbs up to indicate “message received,” a flame for an especially hot take, a laughing smiley (often paired with a sobbing one), to show you’re in on the joke. Read Full Story

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How an onslaught of lies about COVID-19 overwhelmed our sense of what’s true

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President Trump has become our country’s most dangerous purveyor of misinformation, making a national crisis even worse. On the evening of March 25, President Trump tiredly ambled through his now nightly address, grabbing both sides of the podium authoritatively. “We’re also doing some very large testings throughout the country,” he said. “I told you yesterday that, in South Korea—and this is not a knock in any way because I just spoke with President Moon; we had a very good conversation about numerous other things—but they’ve done a very good job on testing, but we now are doing more testing that anybody, by far.” Read Full Story

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I decided that retaining my workforce should be my top priority during COVID-19. Here’s what I did next

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When crisis hit, investors told Luke Saunders, founder and CEO of Farmer’s Fridge, to minimize his losses immediately. He came up with a new strategy instead. For Fast Company’ s Restaurant Diaries , we’re asking chefs, restaurateurs, and food-world employees to take readers inside their businesses and lives at this critical moment for the industry. Read Full Story

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg backs Trump over Dorsey in Twitter fact-check feud

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Zuckerberg told Fox News that social media companies shouldn’t be the “arbiters of truth.” Yesterday President Trump unloaded a string of attacks on social media companies in response to Twitter issuing its first-ever fact-check on one of his tweets. That tweet by the president claimed, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.” Read Full Story

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Trump announces ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ not to be confused with the new ‘Star Trek’ show from CBS

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President Trump indicated a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the end of the year, but health experts generally say it will take longer. President Trump, who had paused his daily coronavirus briefings lately, took a break from his break this afternoon to announce “ Operation Warp Speed ,” an effort to fast-track the development of an effective vaccine for COVID-19. Read Full Story

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Trump threatens to ‘strongly regulate’ or close down social media companies altogether

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The move comes after Twitter labeled a recent Trump tweet about mail-in voting as false. President Trump is on the warpath this morning. His latest target? Twitter, and all other social media companies. In an early-morning tweet , Trump decried social media platforms, saying Republicans feel they “totally silence conservatives voices.” He went on to announce that, “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen.” Read Full Story

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Working from home? Here’s how to separate the ‘work’ from the ‘home’

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Full-time remote work is the new normal—at least for now. Establishing boundaries—with the help of your partner, family, or roommates—can help you adjust. The realization that tens of millions of people who had never or rarely telecommuted would suddenly be asked or told to work from home led author Glenn Fleishman to write Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily , a 55-page book that he and his publisher, Take Control Books, are giving away. You can download a free copy from the publisher’s site . Here’s an excerpt. Read Full Story

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