When could you receive your second stimulus check?

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Capitol Hill could OK the checks by next week, but it may be days, weeks, or even months before you see the money. Congress is hustling to deliver a coronavirus stimulus package before it breaks for the holidays, and it’s looking likely that we’ll see some form of aid stamped out in the next few days. And if news sources are correct, for Americans that could include a second round of individual stimulus checks, although negotiations have trimmed the amount from $1,200 to $600 per person. Read Full Story

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When you say coronavirus will only kill the vulnerable, you’re talking about me

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As the coronavirus turned into a pandemic, I’ve watched public figures try to reassure people that only vulnerable people—people like me—will die. When news of COVID-19 started to spread, there were two popular responses. The first was to rush to the store, buying N95 masks and hand sanitizer until shelves were bare. The second was to shrug and comfort the masses because mostly immunocompromised people—people like me—would die. Read Full Story

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21 ways to distract yourself on Election Day

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Keep Election Day stress at bay with some creative activities and inspiration, from a communal drawing class to a video of a French butter factory. You’re welcome. This post is for your ~good vibes only~ Election Day needs. If you’ve performed your civic duty and now just want to find that mental escape button that will deflect any news related to exit polls, electoral maps, or the world’s most infuriating data visualization , might I refer you to this shortlist of creative inspiration to distract yourself from Election Day? Read Full Story

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In Senegal, a new COVID-19 test will cost just $1 and take 10 minutes for results

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“We know a business opportunity when we see one, but we also know when it isn’t one. We sometimes need to just accept that these are health needs.” A coronavirus test in the U.S. can cost hundreds of dollars and take hours, or even days, to process in a lab. But a new test that will be produced in Senegal will cost around $1—and one version of the test gives results in only 10 minutes. Read Full Story

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These 6 simple habits can help calm your coronavirus anxieties

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There’s no way around it: The news is grim. But these techniques can help when things feel overwhelming. Is your anxiety running a little high right now? You’re not alone. The World Health Organization has officially acknowledged that the coronavirus outbreak is generating stress among our population. Many of us are worried about the illness or whether we’ll keep our jobs. A recent survey by the professional social network Fishbowl found that 54% of employees believe the coronavirus will result in layoffs at their companies. Read Full Story

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What The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Means For Marketers

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By now you have heard about the Coronavirus . The sad reality is that it is spreading quickly and will continue to spread for a while. Did you know that we are getting roughly 15,000 new cases a day and it’s growing fast ? No one really knows how many people will be infected (or will pass away sadly), but it has caused the global stock markets to crash, which means as a business (or even a marketer), you will be affected. And because my ad agency works with hundreds of companies in all the major sectors and we have 7 offices around the world, we are already starting to see how it is impacting marketing (I’ll share the data below). So what does this mean for you? Well, before I go into that, let me be clear on what marketers should NOT do. Don’t exploit the situation The first …

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The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo could be suspended due to the coronavirus

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The rescheduling of the Olympics would represent the largest disruption the coronavirus has had on a public event yet. A Japanese Olympics minister has admitted that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may have to be postponed, reports The Independent . The news comes less than a day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told ABC News that they “have never discussed canceling the Games.” Read Full Story

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